At BJ Young Earthmoving (BJY), we recognise that safety is no accident, but rather
the result of careful planning, both at a company and at an individual project
level. BJY's safety record of Zero Injuries is achieved by adhering to a detailed
Safety, Health, Environmental and Rehabilitation Management Plan (SHERMP).
Our SHERMP is designed to meet, as a minimum, the requirements of the legislation
and Australian Standards that affects our various operations, both civil and mining.
This legislation includes:
Occupational Health & Safety Act 1984
Health & Safety Regulations 1996
Health & Safety Management Systems AS4801
Safety & Inspection Act 1994
Safety & Inspection Regulations 1995
SHERMP uses Risk Assessment and the structured implementation of a Risk Control
Program to provide a safe working environment. This means that we identify and
assess the hazards, determine the risk and apply our risk control program, based
on the Hierarchy of Control, to manage the risk to a level as low as reasonably
have identified and assessed a series of generic risks, which have potential impact
throughout our operation. These risks and their controls are discussed in detail
with subcontractors and employees.
of the Hazard
Complete elimination of the hazard or alternatively replacing the material or
process with a less hazardous one
Redesign the equipment or work processes to reduce the risk
Isolating the hazard by guarding or enclosing it
Providing controls such as training and procedures
each individual project, we assess the risk of any job-specific hazards through
consultation with the client and through the use of a Job Hazard Analysis (JHA).
All personnel use the JHA to identify and control risks at a task level.
Another key element of BJY's SHERMP is ongoing review and improvement. As part
of this program, we have recently implemented a computer system that enables us
to proactively control and monitor our SHERMP, focusing on preventive rather than
Our SHERMP and operational safety systems have successfully met the requirements
of a rigorous audit by Pilbara Iron Company Pty Ltd. However, the most effective measure
of the success of a safety system is its impact on people.
BJY is proud to have achieved and maintained the target of Zero Injuries since
its beginnings, and continues to maintain this high standard today. Our extremely
successful safety record is testament to the importance and effectiveness of ongoing
BJY recognises the benefits and confidence of having employees and subcontractors
who are trained and assessed as competent to operate the plant and equipment provided
for their use.
Training and assessment carried out by BJY is based on the latest National Guidelines,
NOHSC : 7019 (1992) National Guidelines for OH&S Competency Standards for
the Operation of Loadshifting Equipment and other types of specified Equipment
: 1010 (1994) National Standard for Plant.
company prides itself on ensuring all employees and contractors go through a training
and assessment program prior to operating any piece of plant or equipment. The
program includes ongoing monitoring of employees' and contractors' performance
to assess that the training provided has been successful. This standard of training
and assessment has been integrated into the SHERMP through the computer system,
which monitors key elements of our management plan.