Crushing & Mining Equipment (CME) celebrated a unique milestone this month by completing four years of Lost Time Injury (LTI) Free. This achievement reflects well on the business and is the result of a constant focus on safety by all CME employees, which has not only increased safety awareness but has also helped develop a culture of safety excellence.
CME’s unwavering focus on safety continues despite the increased demand for their specialised onsite maintenance and engineering services conducted at mines and quarries nationally. Under the vision of ‘Think Safety, Think CME’, the company has launched several internal programs including patented LockLift and Safe-T Lift crusher liner safety lifting devices, Think Safety, Think CME safety training program, and team members wearing uniforms displaying safety slogans while working on-site, to promote constant safety awareness.
According to CME’s OH&S Manager Mark Hill, one of their latest programs is the ‘walking billboards’ initiative involving the use of high visibility site shirts featuring safety messages and worn by all of their service staff. Storytelling through in-depth personal safety shares is another great way of influencing people to practise safety at work.
CEO Gordon Fogwill states that their company mantra of ‘Innovation not Duplication’ exists throughout their product and service quality; however, the company’s focus on improvements in all areas of the business has helped them position their safety record as ‘best in practice’. CME’s accomplishment is all the more exceptional because the business has grown over these four years to be more and more associated with higher risk service work on-site.
The latest available data from the Western Australian Department of Mines and Petroleum (2013-14) indicates an average mining industry LTI frequency rate of 2.4. CME has maintained a nil balance across this performance metric for four years.
CME conducts off-site repairs (OSR) and on-site services (OSS), manufacturing and associated engineering throughout Australia and overseas, within the mining, quarrying and heavy construction industries.