The main focus of each roll out was the official launch of AECI’s global Zero Harm campaign. Clearly defined objectives shape the campaign in achieving its goal of informing and educating employees, customers and contractors to prioritise safety and to accordingly comply in their behavioural practices.
As an AECI Group business AECI Mining Explosives must adhere to the following:
adopt a safety, health and environmental Policy that meets the needs of the business;
About the Zero Harm Campaign
The strategy has 12 focus areas that will be developed and implemented over four years to deliver improved performances in Process Safety, Occupational Safety, Occupational Health, Environmental Performance, Product Transportation and Quality. Work commenced in the year on the priority areas, namely: Leadership Alignment to Zero Harm, Employee Engagement, Process Safety Management, Life-saving Behaviours and SHE Risk Management.
The strategy has been endorsed by the leadership of all Group companies as well as the AECI Executive Committee, the Social and Ethics Committee and the full AECI Board. The Chief Executive remains accountable for SHEQ performance.
Implementation and the measurement of the effectiveness of this strategy is managed through a newly constituted Group SHE Committee and progress is reported on a monthly basis to the Executive Committee and quarterly to the Social and Ethics Committee.
The Executive members as well as divisional directors were present at the Safety Day which comprised an informative industrial theatre production driving home the “Zero Harm” message and enlightening employees that the journey towards safety begins at home.
The Zero Harm philosophy will continue to be launched at several sites internationally through similar Safety Days and tailored electronic material.