Everybody going home safe and healthy every day
The health and safety of our workforce is a priority for Newcrest. Our clear focus is on eliminating fatalities, life-changing injuries and occupational illnesses from our business, while striving to make continual progress on reducing all injuries and health impacts. We value learning and sharing knowledge to improve how we maintain a safe and healthy workplace, through an emphasis on safety leadership, effective management of critical risks, a focus on health, hygiene and wellbeing and robust process safety management.
We will only achieve our health and safety vision when:
Our safety strategy is built on three key pillars – NewSafe, Critical Control Management, and Process Safety Management. The strategy builds on a strong foundation of group-wide systems and standards which have been implemented in recent years.
NewSafe is Newcrest’s next step in building our safety culture. There are three components to NewSafe – NewSafe Leadership which focusses on building safety leadership at all levels; NewSafe Coaching which specifically supports our frontline supervisors; and NewSafe Behaviours which takes our employees and contractors through a process to identify the most important safety behaviours in their area, and uses a behavioural influencing model to formulate their own plan to enable and motivate these behaviours.
Building on a solid foundation of major hazard risk assessments which Newcrest has undertaken for many years, our critical control management approach focusses on verifying the operation of the controls we have identified as being critical to preventing fatalities and life-altering injuries.
Completing our strategic approach is a continual improvement focus on Process Safety Management, an area of safety management which is primarily concerned with preventing high-consequence catastrophic events.
Keeping our people healthy and safe is a core value for Newcrest.