时间：2019/5/15 8:37:00 657人次浏览
Remarks from Safety Officer of Lubambe Copper Mine
James Marais is the Safety Officer recruited by JCHX Zambia for Lubambe Copper Mine, who recently spoke highly of the achievements obtained in terms of safety production at Lubambe Copper Mine in his report titled “The journey at JCHX Lubambe to an injury and ultimately an incident free performance”, in which he also proposed beneficial suggestions. James believes that, at JCHX Lubambe the ultimate goal is to create an environment in which people can perform work without causing harm to themselves, co-workers and equipment. Although still not at a level where the performance can be regarded as exemplary, it is to note that for the first quarter, 2019 JCHX Lubambe had no incidents resulting in personal injury. The journey towards an improved performance started off when management stopped production activities to re align efforts to that of safety as the principle approach to safe production as production without safety cannot be guaranteed and is not sustainable.
With the understanding that safety is an outcome or consequence of the measures implemented the approach was to align everybody at JCHX Lubambe in terms of the following:
a. In addition to the daily communication session it was decided to institute a weekly management communication session to update and inform the workforce of safety as well as production related performance. These meetings are scheduled over a period of three days to cater for all of the shifts.
b. Recognition: Measurement criteria for safe production were identified and employees who are performing well are recognised and given a token of appreciation for their efforts.
2. Safety Awareness and Coaching:
a. The application of the “Ukuboko” safety hand was emphasised as one of the key processes to instil personal safety awareness, the benefit of this safety process is that it can also be utilised at home to support safety as a lifestyle.
b. Dedicated groups are also taken through coaching sessions to refresh standards and improve understanding of the requirements.
3. Behaviour Safety:
a. It is common knowledge that “Behaviour” is mainly governed by the outcome or the consequence of the act being performed. Therefore it is important to ensure that unsafe work practices resulting in substandard conditions or property damage are dealt with without delay.
4. Safety Commitment:
a. Everybody at JCHX have signed a personal commitment to comply to the key safety rules at the mine, part of the acknowledgement is also the awareness that non-compliance to any of the key safety rules could result in dismissal.
b. These rules are discussed during induction and regularly reviewed with employees as a constant reminder to comply.
Of course, there is space for further improvement. In the short term, we will further improve and enhance our safety management system by addressing the following areas:
a. All supervisors must have clear roles, responsibilities and accountabilities for work to be performed.
b. To establish safety and productivity routines where safety and production related requirements are scheduled and performed on a regular base to ensure compliance.
II. Safety Culture:
a. To influence the current “command and control” safety culture to that of a “conversational” safety culture where employees are part of the effort to positively influence our safety performance.
b. Empowerment – Employees must be equipped to know that they have the ability and are empowered to say “No” for the right reason without the fear of victimisation.
III. Safety Awarenessh
a. Short term safety awareness campaigns and initiatives must continuously create high levels of safety awareness and prevent persons falling in the trap of complacency. (Marais James-Safety Manager from Lubambe)