Emerald recognises that people are its greatest asset and integral to a sustainable and profitable Company and as such is committed to ensuring the health and safety of all personnel.

The Company aims to provide a work environment that prevents serious injuries. As the Okvau Gold Project and North Laverton Gold Project progresses, the Company adapts its health and safety practices and procedures accordingly. By empowering employees and fostering a culture that proactively detects and reduces risk, as well as striving for continuous safety improvement, Emerald believes it can achieve a zero-harm workplace.

As at 30 June 2023, the Company recorded a Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate (LTIFR) of 0.58 per million hours worked (LTIs). These statistics include both contractors and employees (1 LTI for FY23).

A Safety Management System is well-established and maintained. Health topics are selected based on issues presented to the medical team and an educational campaign undertaken to provide guidance in preventative health measures.

Emergency evacuation training drills are held throughout the year. An emergency response team has been established with training set to commence in FY24. Safety topics and training sessions are held weekly. Numerous safety inspections are conducted throughout the year to identify areas for improvement.

We invest in skilling all our people in best practice health and safety, and our wellness programs support the wellbeing of our staff and contractors through:

  • Driver safety training
  • Road safety initiatives implemented in near-mine communities.
  • Training to manage hazardous materials
  • Water quality monitoring
  • Various health awareness training
  • Social service initiatives
  • OHS training
  • Emergency response training
  • First aid training