Africa-focused miner Tiger Resources has celebrated two million hours of zero loss time injury at its Kipoi Copper Project in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
In a statement Tiger managing director Brad Marwood said the milestone was a good achievement compared to accident rates in other parts of the industry.
“As a result of the safety practices in place we have not experienced a single injury in 2 million man-hours that has prevented an employee from returning to work the next day,” he said.
“Our goal is to meet production targets while keeping our people safe with zero injuries and zero illnesses and protecting the environment with zero environmental incidents.
“It is important to recognise that all of our employees have contributed to our success in achieving our safety goals by embracing the health and safety practices at Kipoi. Our general manager, Denis Baillargeon, and his operating team are to be congratulated for this achievement.”
Tiger is based in Perth but its operations are focused in Africa, with the company holding interests in projects in Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo.