Health, Safety and Environment
WRM have a strong commitment to HSE practices, and have a dedicated HSE officer to ensure all work is conducted with the highest regard for safety. All project personnel have undertaken approved safety induction courses covering appropriate laboratory and field practices, including (but not limited to) internal safety inductions and assessments, 4WD training (covering 4WD driving & recovery techniques, emergency braking, defensive driving, gravel road techniques), fire training and Senior First Aid. In addition, all staff undergo regular drug and alcohol screening prior to the commencement of fieldwork. WRM have a zero tolerance to drugs and alcohol.
To minimise any risk in the field, all personnel work in pairs at a minimum, and are required to abide by strict safety protocols and procedures, including the correct use of personal protective equipment (PPE), radio/satellite phone communications, emergency first aid, heat stress/dehydration prevention, job hazard analysis (JHA) and risk assessments. WRM have an impressive safety track record, with a minimal occurrence of lost time injuries/incidents since the establishment of the company in 1995. WRM have met the strict protocols of a number of large mining companies and have passed all external safety audits. WRM also hold weekly laboratory meetings and monthly safety meetings, where HSE related issues are openly discussed among all levels of staff.