Rio Tinto's Contributions to the NRSPP & Points of Contact

  • Rebecca PerrettPrinciple Advisor Centre for Safety Partnership

    Who are Rio Tinto?

    Rio Tinto in Australia directly employees more than 20,000 people, and many more contractors. Australia is home to around half of Rio Tinto’s global assets, and we produce iron ore, coal, bauxite, alumina, aluminium, uranium, copper, gold, diamonds and salt from more than 30 operating sites and processing plants around the country.

    Regardless of where our people are located and the role they undertake, light vehicles travelling on public roads is identified as the highest safety risk faced by employees and contractors. This risk applies to both in working time, and in their private time.

    What does road safety mean to RioTinto?

    Rio Tinto’s  Iron Ore business in Western Australia has developed a light vehicle safety strategy aimed at mitigating this risk, and key components include:

    • Our approach to vehicle selection (either hired or owned) is biased towards vehicles with the highest possible safety rating.
    • We are working with manufacturers of vehicles used in our operations to ensure that the applications in which we use these vehicles, and subsequent safety requirements are well understood.
    • We are piloting In Vehicle Monitoring Systems with a focus on influencing driver behaviour, and the safety of our personnel whilst operating in remote environments.
    • We recognise the importance of good journey planning, and have strong journey management processes for any personnel travelling between our sites.
    • We will be engaging with our contractors by sharing the learnings of all of our key light vehicle safety initiatives.

    Similar strategies exist in all parts of our Australian operations, tailored to the unique risks each local operations identify.

    What are RioTinto’s NRSPP road safety commitments?

    1. Host October 2017 SC meeting in Perth
    2. Attend NRSPP Utilities Forum Fatigue/Sleep Discussion workshop
    3. Develop case study on how to make a bow-tie matter
    4. Convert the case study into a NRSPP webinar
    5. Support NRSPP Data Analytics Project with confidential sharing of data to assist
    6. Helped establish the High Occupancy Vehicle Working Group in MAy 2018
  • Rebecca PerrettPrinciple Advisor Centre for Safety Partnership

    Who are Rio Tinto?

    Rio Tinto in Australia directly employees more than 20,000 people, and many more contractors. Australia is home to around half of Rio Tinto’s global assets, and we produce iron ore, coal, bauxite, alumina, aluminium, uranium, copper, gold, diamonds and salt from more than 30 operating sites and processing plants around the country.

    Regardless of where our people are located and the role they undertake, light vehicles travelling on public roads is identified as the highest safety risk faced by employees and contractors. This risk applies to both in working time, and in their private time.

    What does road safety mean to RioTinto?

    Rio Tinto’s  Iron Ore business in Western Australia has developed a light vehicle safety strategy aimed at mitigating this risk, and key components include:

    • Our approach to vehicle selection (either hired or owned) is biased towards vehicles with the highest possible safety rating.
    • We are working with manufacturers of vehicles used in our operations to ensure that the applications in which we use these vehicles, and subsequent safety requirements are well understood.
    • We are piloting In Vehicle Monitoring Systems with a focus on influencing driver behaviour, and the safety of our personnel whilst operating in remote environments.
    • We recognise the importance of good journey planning, and have strong journey management processes for any personnel travelling between our sites.
    • We will be engaging with our contractors by sharing the learnings of all of our key light vehicle safety initiatives.

    Similar strategies exist in all parts of our Australian operations, tailored to the unique risks each local operations identify.

    What are RioTinto’s NRSPP road safety commitments?

    1. Host October 2017 SC meeting in Perth
    2. Attend NRSPP Utilities Forum Fatigue/Sleep Discussion workshop
    3. Develop case study on how to make a bow-tie matter
    4. Convert the case study into a NRSPP webinar
    5. Support NRSPP Data Analytics Project with confidential sharing of data to assist