Five projects were recognised at the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety Awards for Excellence Ceremony for their exceptional use of innovative thinking, including projects focussing on mental health, worker safety, environmental awareness and mine site rehabilitation.
The department hopes that the Awards raise awareness of the high standards in safety, environmental management and community partnerships the Western Australian resources sector accomplishes.
DMIRS Director General David Smith said the awards aim to recognise and celebrate the world-class work that resources companies are doing within the industry and the broader community.
“One of our key goals in holding these awards is to raise awareness of the high standards in health, safety, environmental management, and community partnerships the Western Australian resources sector achieves,” said Mr. Smith.
“The finalists have demonstrated outstanding work in leading the industry with innovative excellence and they are a credit to the minerals and energy sector.”
Safety and Health Resources Sector Award
- Winner – Rail-Mounted Working at Heights Platforms, Rio Tinto
Systems and People
- Winner – Iluka Resources Winston Partnership, Iluka Resources (South West Operations)
- Winner – The Safety Barometer, Fortescue Metals Group
Community Partnership Resources Sector Award
- Winner – KBULG and KCGM Environmental and Sustainability Partnership, Kalgoorlie-Boulder Urban LandCare Group and Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mines
Golden Gecko Award
- Winner – Banksia Woodlands – A Restoration Guide for the Swan Coastal Plain, Hanson Construction Materials and Kings Park Botanic Gardens