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  • Demonstrating to the public that you are taking a responsible attitude towards all your employees and co-workers. This will improve your image and subsequently help generate positive PR for your mine;
  • Demonstrating to your insurers that you are effectively controlling risks. This can lead to lower insurance premiums;
  • Improving awareness of regulatory requirements could reduce the chance of you committing any offences. If your mine is well managed, the Health and Safety Executive could regulate your mining activities a bit lighter;
  • Gaining more confidence from your business partners in your mine. By showing that you have an effective management system, you could attract potential business from government agencies and large companies;
  • Reducing the costs associated with incidents and accidents by means of improved health and safety performance by your mine;
  • Managing your mine could convince investors and banks to finance your mine;
  • Improving the efficiency of your mining activities could lead to reduced costs; and
  • Looking actively after your employees’ health and safety could lead to improved morale and relations.

Systematic Approach to Mine Health and Safety Management

Following a systematic approach to management makes it both more effective and easier to manage your mine. You have to work out the best way to handle each activity in the mine and subsequently ensure that everyone makes use of the same approach each time. Using a consistent approach can not only reduce mistakes, but also reduce the cost of correcting problems over time. Following a systematic approach reduces risk levels in the mine and ensures that your mine complies with legislation; this can only influence your mining activities positively.

RYNMAG is focussed on research, information, education and training in occupational health and safety. Contact us  to find out how we can help you protect the safety and health of your employees.

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