Atlas Iron building a road safety culture
Posted on: Wednesday, 19 March 2014 at 12:00:00 AM
Shared responsibility is one of the guiding principles for creating a safesystem. This means we all take a shared role in road safety rather than just leaving it up to the individual road user.
Atlas Iron Managing Director Ken Brinsden (left) with winner Stuart Foster,
road train driver
All industries have an important part to play in road safety, with organisations playing roles as both employers and major road users. Their involvement in addressing road safety ensures improved road safety outcomes to benefit their own workforce as well as the broader community. Atlas Iron is one of those organisations playing their role in improving road safety. In conjunction with McAleese Resources, they recently held their annual Heavy Haulage Awards event for 2013.
Atlas Iron Managing Director Ken Brinsden (left) with winner Dugai Brenne,
front end loader operator
These awards recognise individual road train drivers and front loader operators who have consistently demonstrated safe driving practices over the past year. The awards are determined through a combination of evidence from in-vehicle monitoring and peer and manager reports.
Other road safety initiatives that Atlas is involved in include:
- mine site intersection upgrades that connect all Atlas sites to the Great Northern Highway
- toolbox meetings for staff highlighting best road safety practices and
representation on the Pilbara Industry Road Safety Alliance.
Atlas is committed to better road safety outcomes for its staff and the broader community.
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