Who is BHP?

BHP is the world’s leading diversified resources company and the largest by revenue.

It has operations on every continent, including Australia, and significant interests in copper, iron ore, aluminium, potash, petroleum, manganese and nickel mining.

Our purpose is to create long-term shareholder value through the discovery, acquisition, development and marketing of natural resources. Our strategy is to own and operate large, long-life, low-cost, expandable, upstream assets diversified by commodity, geography and market.

Putting health and safety first is a core value for BHP. We are exposed to vehicle risk across all our operations and continue to have vehicle accidents, unfortunately some of these accidents have resulted in fatalities and serious injuries. BHP has demonstrated the importance of road safety previously with introducing the requirement that all light vehicles must be 5 Star ANCAP rated. We recognize that road safety is an area that we need to continuously improve to reduce our risk exposure.

What does road safety mean to BHP?

As a corporate citizen that prides itself on being a sustainable and socially responsible business, BHP regards the safety of its employees and contractors as paramount. Its Charter outlines corporate values of: Sustainability, Integrity, Respect, Performance, Simplicity and Accountability. Simplicity in Action is defined as ‘focusing our efforts on the things that matter most’.

With a large fleet of light vehicles, thousands of contractor light vehicles onsite, and both sharing challenging road conditions with heavy trucks and machinery.

Within the Australian region we have 5 major assets, comprising of a number of operations. The estimated employee light vehicle fleet size is in excess of 2500 vehicles. This does not include contractor’s vehicles which would possibly be excess of this number of vehicles.

BHP introduced a global 5 NCAP policy for light vehicles which operated on its sites. The policy is being introduced in a phased approach.

  • From 1 May 2012, new light vehicles purchased or leased by BHP must be 5 star NCAP rated or equivalent, except those dedicated and modified for underground use.
  • By 2016 all light vehicles operated above ground by the company or used by contractors on BHP sites must be 5 star NCAP. A new performance requirement also prohibits the installation of aftermarket equipment to 5 Star NCAP vehicles that is not purpose made for the vehicle by the vehicle manufacturer.

BHP's Contributions to the NRSPP & Points of Contact

  • Anton Fouche and Karen RossSuperintendent Safety Analysis and Improvement

    BHP is recognised as a Founding Steering Committee Partner to the present

    What are BHP’s NRSPP road safety commitments?

    • The ongoing actions of BHP include:
      • Develop case study on the practicalities of a 5 Star NCAP Policy
      • Develop framework for high occupancy vehicles operations
      • Support the High Occupancy Vehicle Working Group

    Supporting actions delivered by BHP

    • BHP Billiton hosted the second NRSPP Steering Committee Meeting in Sydney in June 2012
    • Established the development of the NRSPP 5 Star ANCAP Working Group and the development of the NRSPP Policy Paper: Guide to the Development of a Safe Vehicle Purchasing Policy
    • BHP hosted the 16th Steering Committee meeting in Melbourne on 24 May 2018. As part of the meeting, the top three student teams from Re:act presented their campaigns.
    • Established the High Occupancy Vehicle Working Group and hosted the kick off meeting in Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane offices on the 24 May 2018.
    • Shared their HOV bow tie and related data with NRSPP to analyse the related risk.
    • We willing to invest $25,ooo in the HOV research to understand the problem, sadly only Rio Tinto was willing to invest and other partners were not.
  • David Jenkins - DepartedGlobal Vic-President of Safety

    BHP is recognised as one of the Founding Partners of NRSPP with David Jenkins kindly helping design and build the foundational elements of the program during its establishment phase.

    BHP hosted the second meeting of NRSPP at its office in Sydney in June 2012. A key contribution of BHP through David Jenkins was that NRSPP needs to be industry led and data focused with regards to its working groups.

    BHP was a first mover during this period for introducing a 5 star global NCAP policy which formed the basis for NRSPP’s own safer vehicle purchasing policy.

    NRSPP wishes to recognise the contributions of BHP for helping develop the program.

    David departed the role in 2015.

  • David Jenkins - DepartedGlobal Vic-President of Safety

    David Jenkins was kind enough to assist in guiding the development of the NRSPP Policy Paper: Guide to the Development of a Safe Vehicle Purchasing Policy which is promoted by the NRSPP Business-to-Business Video developed by IAG for NRSPP.

    NRSPP B2B Video: Safer Vehicles are Better Business

  • Anton FoucheSuperintendent Safety Analysis and Improvement