Arrium is committed to achieving the highest performance in occupational health and safety, believing that all injuries, occupational illnesses and incidents are preventable. “We will not compromise on safety” is one of only two Core Values of the organisation, and as such, a focus on the health and safety of employees, contractors, customers and visitors underpins each of our activities. In Arrium, occupational health and safety is everyone’s responsibility. Our goal is to establish a workplace free from injuries, incidents and illness.
The role of management is to provide direction, set the safety standards and drive improvement within the business to encourage all employees, contractors and visitors in working towards the goal of ZERO incidents, injuries and occupational illnesses.
Arrium achieved a further overall improvement in its safety performance measures for the 2011 financial year due to an increased emphasis on driving safety improvements across the business and facilitating greater employee involvement in safety activities. The Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate (LTIFR) of 1.3 was a further 7% improvement from the prior year. The Medical Treatment Injury Frequency Rate (MTIFR) improved 24% to 6.3. (Both figures are inclusive of employees and contractors but exclude the acquired Moly-Cop Group.)
Read or download a copy of our OHS Policy.
Read or download a copy of our Safety Principles.
Directly employing approximately 9,500 people across more than 270 sites around Australia, and a further 1,500 people internationally with significant operations in New Zealand, Asia, North America and South America, Arrium adopts a decentralised model for delivering Human Resources support. The model features embedded key resources in its various operations to work alongside business leaders and teams to facilitate business improvement and growth initiatives, as well as to implement workplace change.
Human Resources business partners also play a key role in effective attraction, engagement and retention of employees, as well as building organisational effectiveness and capability through driving succession, talent and development outcomes to meet local as well as overall business needs.
Business-aligned Human Resources professionals are then supported by a relatively small number of central staff providing fit-for-purpose attraction and selection, remuneration and benefits, talent and leadership development, payroll, employee relations, and related corporate services.
In Australia, Arrium engages a further (approximately) 2,000 full-time equivalent positions either under contracts for services with other companies (for example, for the provision of certain maintenance services, and in certain mining operations) or under contracts for labour through labour hire providers.
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