KCGM champions safety initiatives across operations

KCGM maintenance supervisor Matthew Adams with Full Circles Therapies vice-chairperson Luke Bowler and manager Kirsty Brooks, after Adams donated $4000 from his KCGM safety innovation award win to the organisation. Image: KCGM.

Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mines’ (KCGM) most recent safety innovation award recipients have donated $12,000 to three local organisations.

Full Circle Therapies, Goldfields Women’s Refuge and Headspace Kalgoorlie each received a donation of $4000 to fund their organisations.

The KCGM safety innovation awards are awarded quarterly and recognise individuals or teams that best implement safety innovation ideas or minimise risks on site.

“The safety of our employees is a core value and we were pleased to receive a number of safety innovation nominations from across the business,” KCGM general manager Cecile Thaxter said.

“KCGM are proud to support local not-for-profit organisations while also driving improvements in our safety culture.”

Matthew Adams from open pit mining, Kate Scolyer on behalf of processing and Kevin Barry on behalf of the Mt Charlotte underground operational supervisors were the most recent winners, personally nominating the chosen community groups to receive the donations.

Adams identified a solution for a potential grease spill hazard during shovel maintenance, while the processing team made improvements in the mill shutdown sequence to reduce heat stress and fatigue for the maintenance team.

The Mt Charlotte team also sourced a safer, faster tool to stop remote loaders operating beyond their capacity.

Full Circle Therapies manager Kirsty Brooks said the donation was greatly appreciated, as the organisation relies on community support to continue to improve its services.

“It is essential we have the resources we need to enhance our programs and provide a high quality of support for our families,” she said.

“Our current projects include the construction of a custom designed sensory garden to allow for outdoor therapy and also the purchase of a smart board.”

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