Health and Safety
New Hope Group is committed to providing a safe and healthy work environment with the core objective that our people go home at the end of each day unharmed.
We are committed to providing a safe and healthy work environment
Our teams are empowered to create workplaces that promote and value a strong safety culture. We deliver real on-the-ground results through a comprehensive suite of practical safety programs like ‘i-Safe/we-Safe’, a cognitive behavourial initiative and our New Hope Group ‘Life Rules’, which help us to work safely.
We believe in the concept of Safe Production and as such, we invest in developing our people to ensure we have a highly skilled and safe workforce. In 2017 our Jeebropilly Mine was named Medium Employer of the Year at the Queensland State Training Awards for its safety-focused training programs. In the same awards, New Acland Mine named as finalist in the Large Employer of the Year, Vocational Student of the Year and VET Trainer of the Year categories.
Our hands-on management and leadership team lead our workforce by example. Proactive programs, clear accountability, an inclusive culture and effective communication enable us to provide a safe place to work.
Our safety culture is bolstered by our health and wellness programs which provide holistic support to our employees, offering services like free skin and health checks, stretching programs, healthy-eating initiatives and advice from a range of allied health professionals like physiotherapists and occupational therapists.
Our industry-leading health and wellness programs have gained industry and government recognition for their positive impact on employee wellbeing. In 2017 our Jeebropilly Mine and New Acland Mine were named joint-winners of the Health Program Award at the Queensland Mining Industry Health and Safety Conference. Following their acceptance speech, health and safety reps from both sites were scouted by the Queensland Commissioner for Mine Safety and Health and invited to present at the August 2017 meeting of the Occupational Health in Mining Advisory Committee.
Health and safety spans all aspects of our diverse business. Our safety culture goes beyond our employees to include our contractors and subcontractors, visitors, and the wider communities in which we operate.
In 2018 our New Acland Mine health and safety committee raised almost $14,000 for Toowoomba Clubhouse, a Darling Downs charity that supports local people recovering from mental illness. Our rural safety partnership with LifeFlight is supporting aeromedical rescue services across south-east Queensland and delivering rural safety workshops and first-aid kits to communities around our New Acland Mine.
You can learn more about New Hope Group’s approach to health and safety by reading our Health and Safety Policy here.