Organisations: BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance and iRAP

1-2 star rating: 100%

Key Outcomes:

  • Star safety ratings for roads can be an effective tool in informing infrastructure improvements and helping to target investment on measures with the most benefit and value
  • For industries that operate in rural, regional or remote areas, one of the highest risks to employees is often the commute to and from work, particularly after long shifts and where minor roads are shared with large vehicles
  • An integrated Safe Systems approach to road safety creates multiple opportunities to improve safety and for employees to engage with safety messages
  • The engineering of roads and roadsides can influence the number and severity of crashes
  • Providing company buses for employees to travel to work substantially increases the safety of all road users and reduced the number of vehicles on the road
  • When the daily commute poses a significant safety risk to staff, workplace safety begins from the moment employees leave for work until they arrive home again


One of the risks to people working in regional areas is the journey to and from work. The BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance Hay Point Coal Terminal Expansion Stage 3 Project (BMA HPX3) has invested $17M in road improvements and company bus services to reduce the risk facing employees commuting to and from Hay Point in central Queensland.