Challenge the practice is addressing: Mines can be dangerous environments for mineworkers. "BHP’s Safety – Our Requirements" is a document that describes the most common safety risks occurring during operations, and introduces BHP’s performance requirements for safety risk management as well as process safety implementation plan to prevent accidents and mitigate safety risks in activities.
Concrete practice to achieve the expected goal: To eliminate health and safety risks for mine workers, the document collects concrete actions necessary to be taken to guarantee personnel’s safety: activities have to comply with BHP’s mandatory minimum performance requirements for risk management, safety risk controls must be implemented, “Management of Change” process must be planned thoroughly when introducing change (change can create risks), workers’ permits must be issued adequately, hazardous materials and sources of energy must be isolated, company-wide safety risks must be identified, and process safety plans implemented. To successfully implement all the required steps, company-wide education and training on safety risks and safety risk management must be provided.
Expected impact/goal of the practice: "BHP’s Safety– Our Requirements" aims to eliminate possible safety risks faced in BHP’s operations
Who is the target user group of the practice/intervention or implementing the practice/intervention? The target user group of the practice is all BHP employees and contractors.