Monadelphous achieves historic safety record

Monadelphous completing major lift work at BHP's South Flank project in Western Australia. Image: Monadelphous

Monadelphous’ engineering construction division has recorded its strongest safety performance in the company’s history, with zero recordable injuries for 12 consecutive months during the 2020 financial year.

This company division enables Monadelphous to deliver solutions at iron ore, coal, minerals processing, energy, infrastructure, marine and renewables projects.

This includes construction work at Rio Tinto’s West Angelas Deposits C and D and BHP’s South Flank projects in Western Australia.

Monadelphous’ focus on safety was recognised by customer Albemarle, for whom Monadelphous completed works at the MARBL joint venture’s Kemerton lithium hydroxide plant with Mineral Resources (MinRes).

“The division’s safety performance on the project has been commended by the customer with two safety awards secured to date,” Monadelphous stated.

“Since the award, the division has made significant progress on the scope of work which is expected to be completed in 2021.”

During March, Monadelphous reported a serious incident at its Kalgoorlie services facility, which resulted in the fatality of a worker.

“The company has taken a range of measures since the incident to understand what happened and has implemented actions to prevent a similar incident in future,” Monadelphous stated.

“To support the company’s commitment to zero harm, the company undertook a detailed assessment of its safety governance practices, further enhancing its health and safety management standards.”

Monadelphous has also been focussed on reducing its carbon emissions, with its scope one and two carbon emissions during the 2020 financial year down 20 per cent to 15,500 tonnes compared with 2019.

“Monadelphous recognises the need to conduct its operations in an environmentally responsible manner,” the company stated.

“The company’s overall footprint is deemed small, but it continues to look for ways to reduce its emissions.

“The company routinely collects and monitors carbon reporting data.”