Northern Minerals is committed to ensuring that the health and safety of our employees and contractors are key aspects in our decision making process. We strive to achieve the highest level of performance in Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) via fit for purpose risk based systems and management practices. Our goal is to ensure a safe and healthy working environment with ‘zero’ work-related injuries or illnesses.
Safe work methods and practices are encouraged by establishing responsibility and accountability amongst employees and contractors. Our health and safety management systems and processes define clear expectations around visible leadership, as well as our commitment to ongoing training and employee development.
We encourage positive, proactive safety awareness and instill a culture of continuous improvement across the organisation. We regard the safe completion of this Project to be of the highest priority and have developed a set of standards that apply to all persons and contractors who conduct work for, or on behalf of Northern Minerals.
These standards set the minimum expectations and ensure continuity across our business, while at the same time allow contractors the flexibility to work under their own health and safety systems.
At Browns Range there are low levels of uranium and thorium contained in the mineralisation, which is a common occurrence for rare earth deposits. The anticipated average mineralised material mined for processing, the tailings, waste rock and the final product exported will all have radionuclide levels below the State and National definitions of a radioactive material. While low, this occurrence is still managed through a formal Radiation Management Plan with specific monitoring and reporting procedures.