History

NSW mining and extractives industry safety culture benchmark

In 2008 NSW mining and extractives industry leaders articulated a future vision for the mining and extractives industry’s health and safety culture (NSW Department of Primary Industries, 2008).

In 2010, the MSAC commissioned Shaw Idea Pty Ltd to develop and pilot data collection tools and methods for use by industry to assess safety culture and monitor progress towards achieving the 2018 (or 2008) CEO safety culture vision.

Zero harm
Zero harm

Zero incidents that could result in a fatality, serious bodily injury or serious ill health.

Authentic WHS commitment
Authentic WHS commitment

WHS values and culture seen not as a cost or imposition but as a genuine chance to constructively lead by example.

Competence
Competence

Industry leaders realise that by ensuring clear roles and responsibilities and appropriately resourcing competent people, equates to safe and healthy people.

Genuine consultation
Genuine consultation

Decisions are made by considering different perspectives in a free and open discussion by all levels of a team, site, sector and industry.

Production with safety
Production with safety

World leading WHS is recognised as the key driver for better productivity.

Fair and just implementation
Fair and just implementation

Balanced, clear, fair and explicit WHS implementation is developed in a consultative manner to ensure it meets stakeholder expectations.

Fair and effective enforcement
Fair and effective enforcement

WHS enforcement is staged and balanced. Strategies are available that support and drive improvements to achieve and maintain world‐leading OHS.

Clear accountabilities
Clear accountabilities

All in our industry are accountable to communicate clearly and be understood. Everyone has a responsibility to contribute to the development and implementation of world‐leading WHS.

Stakeholders share problems and collaborate
Stakeholders share problems and collaborate

A problem for one stakeholder is a problem for the whole industry that can be resolved through collaboration.

Systems and practice connect
Systems and practice connect

World‐leading WHS is achieved when management systems are integrated within management structures. There is ‘no disconnect’ between systems and practice when applied in a participative and consultative way.

The assessment process, consisting of Climate Survey, Focus Group and WHS Workshop, contributes to a site performance assessment against the industry world-leading safety culture vision.