Pro­grammed peo­ple, do­ing it safely

The Australian Mining Review - - MINING IN TASMANIA -

MAN­AG­ING oc­cu­pa­tional risk is an es­sen­tial el­e­ment of any safety man­age­ment sys­tem, es­pe­cially in the min­ing in­dus­try where high risk ac­tiv­ity is in­her­ent.

Pro­grammed Skilled Work­force (PSW) has been pro­vid­ing skilled and safety fo­cused work­forces to the min­ing in­dus­try in Tas­ma­nia for more than 50 years, and has safety man­age­ment sys­tem trained per­son­nel in each of its branches.

PSW was also the first ser­vice provider in the in­dus­try to be AS/NZS 4801 certified.

A con­tin­ual in­vest­ment in its peo­ple and sys­tems has en­sured Pro­grammed pro­vides the safest pos­si­ble staffing so­lu­tions to its min­ing clients.

Pro­grammed em­ploys per­ma­nent teams of OHS pro­fes­sion­als, and de­liv­ers in­no­va­tive and ef­fec­tive risk man­age­ment pro­grams and strate­gies.

This en­sures em­ploy­ees are work-ready when they ar­rive on site, as­sist­ing min­ing clients to achieve their key safety and pro­duc­tion ob­jec­tives.

“Ser­vice like this doesn’t come with­out clear fo­cus, hard work, abil­ity to de­liver and a strong safety com­mit­ment to our peo­ple work­ing in the min­ing in­dus­try,” PSW Tas­ma­nia re­gional man­ager Greg But­ter­worth said.

“With more than 100 years of col­lec­tive min­ing ex­pe­ri­ence in our Tas­ma­nian branches, our depth of knowl­edge and in­sight into the in­dus­try al­lows us to ef­fec­tively con­trib­ute to in­ci­dent pre­ven­tion and im­proved safety cul­tures.”

PSW is also look­ing to the next gen­er­a­tion of work­ers in Tas­ma­nia.

Through Pro­grammed’s Group Train­ing Or­gan­i­sa­tion (GTO) it cur­rently man­ages more than 50 ap­pren­tices across all min­ing sites in Tas­ma­nia.

“We are pas­sion­ate about de­vel­op­ing the skills of lo­cal peo­ple so that we cre­ate both a gen­er­a­tion of safer work­ers and a safer com­mu­nity,” Mr But­ter­worth said.

“We want the next gen­er­a­tion of work­ers to be ex­posed to a cul­ture of safety and zero harm as soon they kick-start their ca­reers.”

More in­for­ma­tion about Pro­grammed and the staffing so­lu­tions it pro­vides to the min­ing in­dus­try in Tas­ma­nia can be found at: www.pro­grammed.com.au.

PSW Tas­ma­nia re­gional man­ager Greg But­ter­worth.

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