Safety & health

Safety

Our employees are our most valuable asset. For that reason we invest considerable time, energy and capital on various health and safety campaigns, and on creating a workplace from which our employees can return safely to their families at the end of their working day.

To achieve this, we take a three-tiered approach to safety:
  • Firstly, we take responsibility for creating a safe workplace and awareness of situations that are potentially hazardous
  • Secondly, we provide employees with both the training and equipment required to perform every task safely
  • Thirdly, we encourage and teach the appropriate attitude towards safety and safe conduct

Our safety record in FY2021 had the following highlights

Our operations recorded 6 lost time injury (LTI) days compared to 8 in FY2020.

Our lost time injury frequency rate (LTIFR), referring to the number of injuries causing a loss of shift(s) per million hours worked, was 0.80, a notable improvement compared to the 1.27 recorded in FY2020 and, against an industry average of approximately 4.58.


We had NO fatalities reported

Employee wellbeing

A range of training courses is available to employees, from basic literacy all the way to sophisticated junior leadership. Training takes place both in-house and at our accredited training academy, EBDA.

Our Best Life Programme offers private and confidential guidance and counselling to assist employees with emotional health and coping skills.

To us, employee development is investing in initiatives that assist our employees to reach their full potential at work as this increases their job satisfaction and productivity. We achieve this by providing training, learnerships and bursaries for our employees to gain formal qualifications or to be recognised for prior learning.