Health and Safety
Our business involves the use of modern, high performance technologies including large mining and ore preparation equipment. The operation of such complex vehicles and equipment requires the consistent application of robust health and safety procedures.
In 2011 Polymetal safety related achievements included zero FIFR rate and the decrease of LTIFR by 63%.
|Occurrences with sub-contractors
|Injunry frequency coefficient
|Injury gravity coeffcient
|Lost time injury frequency rates (LTIFR)
|Fatal injury frequency rate (FIFR)
Polymetal’s approach to Health and Safety is set by its employee protection and workplace safety management system. This is designed to detect, assess and manage production risks; ensure employee health and workplace safety and define the safe use of buildings, other structures and all equipment. The system complies with ILO-OSH 2001, OHSAS 18001 and GOST R 12.0.007-2009.
The programme is designed to:
- Achieve accident-free operations
- Reduce employee accident rates
- Implement best practice and universally accepted global occupational safety standards
We operate 102 production sites and processes, each with their own inherent risks, including open and underground mines, geological exploration sites, ore processing and explosive depots, as well as transportation of people, equipment, spoil and ore. Every employee receives illustrated guides, backed up by regular briefings and formal training sessions, as well as the provision of necessary equipment and workwear. This is backed up by ongoing internal audits that identify areas of poor and positive practice that maintain the integrity of the system.
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