Mining & Resources

DiggerUSSA Global has a strong background in the Mining and Resources industry, with both Directors having a Health Safety and Environment Mining background. Our collective experience includes over ten years’ experience with operational leadership and Health Safety and Environment Management roles at Open Pit and Underground Mines, as well as large Hydro- and Pyro-metallurgical processing plants in Gold, Sulphuric Acid, Uranium, Diamonds and Aluminum.

Both USSA Global Directors and Consultants have extensive experience in the ‘hands-on’ HSE management within Mining and Resources including implementation of behavioural programs, development and implementation of Integrated Business Management Systems (including ISO9000, ISO14001 to OHSAS18001), as well as auditing to these standards, using the Balanced Scorecard methodology and implementing corporate 6-sigma and lean programs.

Leading in Health, Safety and Environment Performance

USSA Global have worked with market leaders such as BHP Billiton, Fortescue Metals Group, Rio Tinto, Oz Minerals and AngloGold Ashanti on numerous projects. We have also worked for smaller companies that service the larger mining organisations assisting them in getting their systems and documentation to meet required standards.

Some of our latest projects include providing HSE business strategies to major projects, governance and legal compliance assessments. USSA Global have also taken lead roles in the development of Isolation Procedures and conducting Confined Space risk assessments and associated rescue plans (in line with the requirements of AS2865 Safe Work in Confined Spaces).

We can develop and implement site-specific systems and plans to ensure your workers and others who may be affected by your work, are protected from the hazards associated with mining and resources at all stages, including exploration construction and production.

A Wealth of Experience in Mining And Resources

Our experienced Consultants are able to assist in the implementation of Integrated Management Systems and advise on the management of specific hazards such as;

  • working in confined spaces
  • working at height
  • electricity and other energy sources
  • explosive, flammable and/or hazardous substances
  • mechanical equipment failures
  • working with and near mobile plant and equipment,
  • light vehicles
  • traffic management and machine guarding
  • failures in contractor management
  • maintenance programmes
  • permit systems

We also have a detailed understanding of health issues which may be of particular concern to the mining and resources industry such as possible exposure to noise and hand arm vibration, manual handling, respiratory disease, fatigue and fitness for work and environmental hazards such as heat stress and can arrange assessments to determine exposures and identify health surveillance management programs.

Advanced Risk and Integrated Management Systems

USSA Global Consultants have the ability to conduct Hazard Identification (HAZID) and Hazard and Operability Studies (HAZOP) studies and detailed Failure Mode, Effect and Criticality Analysis (FMECA), and can undertake safety climate and human factors assessments.

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Our qualified (RABQSA) and experienced Lead Auditors can assess your current HSEQ Systems to evaluate the systems effectiveness and reliability and can conduct auditing against standards including AS/NZS 4801, OHSAS18001, ISO9001 and ISO14001.

Keep Your Team Safe Always

USSA Global can also facilitate and provide specialist advice with industry-specific HSE functions including;

  • Safety Critical Task Analysis
  • Business Improvement and Efficiency Reviews
  • Project Management
  • Commissioning and Operational Readiness Activities.
  • Catastrophic Risk Management Workshops
  • Training Sessions and Toolbox Talks for employees
  • Emergency Management Procedures
  • Emergency Response Plans
  • Fire Safety Management
  • Environmental Impact Assessments
  • Environmental Licence to Operate obligations
  • Health and Hygiene Monitoring
  • Handling, Storage and Transportation of Dangerous Goods Management

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Find out more about Emergency Management, our Integrated Management Systems and Onsite Health Safety and Environment  Consultants.

Call us today to arrange a consultation to discuss your Mining & Resource HSE requirements.