Safety and Health

The safety and health of our people is a priority.

The Group is committed to maintaining a safe working environment that meets applicable safety requirements, and considers the safety and health of its employees to be a priority. Safety and health is managed at an operational level, with support provided by the Group to ensure safety and health standards exceed the legal requirements in South Africa.

As required by South African regulations, Tharisa Minerals has established a mine safety and health committee that approves and implements all mandatory safety training. Contracted safety officers and safety staff employed by the Group oversee inspections of actual work performance and site conditions as well as identify and allocate any necessary corrective actions.

Lost Time Injury Free Rate

Health and safety

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Safety Awards and Milestones

  • Best in Safety Class - Opencast (Mine Safe Award)
  • 1 000 Fatality Free Shifts
  • 3 000 Fatality Free Production Shifts (AMMSA and MHSC)
  • 2 000 Fatality Free Production Shifts (AMMSA)
  • 365 Days LTI Free at Genesis Plant

Thusanang Wellness Programme

The Tharisa Thusanang Wellness Programme was initiated in December 2011 with the aid of Calibre Clinical Consultants (Pty) Ltd. “Thusanang” is a Setswana word meaning “helping each other”. The programme was designed to provide support, counselling and training to employees, their families and the community about their lifestyle, wellbeing and work environments. Campaigns have included cancer awareness presentations and World Aids Day HIV awareness education and counselling.

The Tharisa Peer Educator Programme was launched in September 2012. The course trains a group of employees who champion the programme and provide further education to employees and the community. We have 48 peer educators.