Safety is a core value at New Gold and Peak Gold Mines is committed to preventing workplace injuries or illness. We maintain a dedicated Health, Safety and Training Department that provides advice, services and support across the operation.
Peak Gold Mines continued to develop the capability of the rescue team and recruit new members. With the Peak Decline providing improved access to the underground operations, a number of risk factors changed. These included the number and frequency of light and heavy vehicles travelling within the mine. As part of a risk review, several equipment items were upgraded or renewed to cater for changes in our risk profile.
Current programs include:
- Site access inductions
- Hazard identification and risk assessment
- Industrial and occupational first aid
- Confined space entry
- Basic firefighting
- Computer skills and various equipment operation certificates