Northern’s ability to demonstrate a strong health and safety track record is an important factor in gaining stakeholder confidence. It is also a pre-requisite in not only our industry but throughout our organisation and forms part of the KPI’s by which we measure and monitor our performance.
Empowering people to intervene and stop a task or colleague if they believe the work to be unsafe requires Northern employees to take responsibility for their personal safety and the safety of those around them. Managers and supervisors lead by example by demonstrating their personal commitment to the Group’s health and safety policies.
The training of staff and contractors mitigate the risk of incidents in our operations. A group wide HSE management system is implemented across all of our operational sites through our regional administrative office locations. Northern has a corporate emergency response plan and undertakes training exercises that take into account the specific Group operations in its locations. This system prepares personnel for dealing with a variety of emergency response incidents with more than half of employees in Head Office and its subsidiaries trained to support the incident response team.