Safety is Our Priority

At Haile, we believe that an incident-free and injury-free workplace is achievable in today’s mining industry.

Like every industry, mining has inherent risks. But in today’s modern mining era, we believe that with the right training, investment and commitment to health and safety, we can maintain a healthy, safe work environment for our employees. It’s not only our obligation, it’s our passion. Health and safety is at the heart of everything we do, every day…from the parking lot to the mine pits.

Haile’s Health and Safety Policy

  • Haile Gold Mine is committed to providing an injury free, healthy work environment.
  • Everyone who visits our site actively engages in assessing each situation, stops and thinks of the proposed actions, and then recognizes the risks that may exist.
  • We advocate a cooperative approach when faced with a hazard.
  • Every member practices open communication and critical assessment, and maintains a proactive and urgent engagement in undertaking corrective actions.
  • We promote personal involvement and positive attitudes towards health and safety.
  • We provide necessary training, education, equipment and information.

Our Approach to Health and Safety…Excellence

Excellence in Planning:

  • Proper Planning for hazard identification and control that is documented in a Risk Register and Operational Risk Matrix.
  • Implementing controls that seek to eliminate, substitute, engineer, or isolate the risk in order to minimize the exposure.
  • Utilize proper assessment tools, such as Job Hazards Analysis and Task Observation techniques.
  • Promote use of leading indicators and tasks when setting objectives and targets.

Excellence in Sustainability:

  • Formal reviews of permanent, temporary and emergency changes.
  • Systematic and consistent approaches to selection, management, and monitoring contractor performance.
  • Promoting safe behaviors and promoting fitness for work.
  • Identifying, monitoring and managing opportunities to reduce hazards.
  • Using Management Reviews to assess systems and performances to ensure effectiveness, communication and drive the operation.
  • Constantly identifying opportunities for continuous and measurable improvement.

Excellence in Operational Control:

  • Documenting roles and responsibilities for each position in the organization.
  • Establishing clear lines of accountability for each activity.
  • Creatively using each opportunity to train and equip employees.
  • Providing effective opportunities for employees and contractors to participate in discussions and receive feedback and information to improve health & safety performance.
  • Providing a structured and systematic process that enables documents to be controlled and easily accessed for training opportunities.

Excellence in Emergency Management:

  • Developing plans, response processes and resources to minimize injury, property damage or harm to the environment during an unplanned event.
  • Using cross-functional teams and community organizations in Crisis Management exercises to develop best practices during an emergency; to assess preparedness; and develop appropriate triggers for notification and activation.
  • Providing appropriate facilities, equipment, and services that ensure prompt and effective treatment of injuries and illnesses.