underground mining excellence



17 May 2016

Barminco hits five years LTI-free milestone

Leading underground hard-rock mining contractor Barminco is celebrating over five years without a lost time injury at the Flying Fox and Spotted Quoll mine sites it operates, as principal underground mining contractor for Western Areas.

The new milestone equates to no LTI’s since Barminco took on the Spotted Quoll contract more than five years ago.

In total, Barminco has notched up 2,344 days without an LTI at both sites, an achievement which has been attributed to a superior level of controls implemented to manage the safety of its people, through visual leadership and the company’s core value of safety first, safety foremost.

Peter Stokes, Chief Executive Officer at Barminco, said the achievement had been reached due to a collaborative effort by the entire Barminco team, but particular credit was due to workers at both sites.

“I think any contractor that can reach a five year LTI milestone should be very happy and proud with that outcome,” said Mr Stokes.

“Western Areas has been a fantastic client to work with, and Barminco will continue to strive for excellence at both sites.”

Spotted Quoll and Flying Fox are owned by Western Areas and engage Barminco under contract to operate both sites as one, in order to take advantage of operational synergies in plant and labour resourcing. Single stream management of the two operations has enabled Barminco to reduce costs and pass on savings to Western Areas.

Barminco is a leader in mechanised hard rock underground mining. The company delivers a full suite of underground mining services, from mine development to production at a number of world-class sites in Australia.