2016 SHEQ Performance Highlights

  • The Group’s safety performance continues to improve year on year.  The lost time injury frequency rate (LTIFR) was 1.35 in 2016, compared with 1.95 recorded in 2015.

  • The Group Total Injury frequency rate as at December 2016 was 8.47 compared to 18.01 which was achieved in December 2015, representing a 53% improvement.

  • In 2016 Shamva Mine was certified to ISO 9001 and Mazowe Mine was certified to ISO 14001.

  • Head Office is in the process of developing ISO 9001, envisaging certification in 2017.

  • A Value Based Safety (VBS) programme meant to harness team power in improving behavioural safety was launched and is going through implementation at all the Mines.

  • A safety campaign aimed at reducing the high accidents associated with high risk tramming activities was also re-launched at all the mines.

  • All new prescribed projects were subjected to Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs), statutory SHEQ monitoring/surveillance monitoring conducted and authorities notified of reportable SHEQ incidents and accidents.

  • How Mine received regional and provincial National Social Security Authority (NSSA) awards for outstanding occupational safety and health performance in 2016.

  • The How Mine Rescue team attained first position in the Chamber of Mines National Mine Rescue competitions. In the same Mine Rescue competitions, Redwing Mine Rescue Team Captain was ranked first.

  • How Mine came first in the Bulawayo Region Chamber of Mines Safety, Health and Environmental Audits.

Going forward, SHEQ systems will be implemented at other mines, to ensure effective management of SHEQ risks and continual improvement in SHEQ performance.