Safety and health

Our number one priority is our greatest asset - our people. Above all else, the safety and health of our people takes precedence. We aim to establish and maintain a safety, health and environmental management structure in compliance with legislated requirements, and in accordance with accepted industry practice.

The Company has expended significant effort in developing and implementing an extensive and comprehensive safety environment at all of its workplaces to ensure that each day we achieve our goal of zero harm.

Whilst acknowledging the reduced rate of activity at MCM’s operations, we are pleased to report that there have been zero injuries across the company for the last three years.

  Lost Time Injuries Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate
Operation FY2016 FY2015 FY2014 FY2013 FY2012 FY2016 FY2015 FY2014 FY2013 FY2012
Vele - - - 1 - - - - 0.15 -
Makhado - - - - - - - - - -
GSP - - - 1 - - - - 2.01 0.40

Ensuring a healthy work environment

MCM's Occupational Health System is premised on the company’s conviction that occupational disease is preventable. Our health management system is focused on zero new cases of occupational diseases and to this end we employ vigorous medical surveillance assessments and medical monitoring programmes. The company continues to make available a complete primary healthcare service to employees and contractors which includes family planning, antenatal care, chronic disease monitoring and medication, HIV counselling and testing as well as anti-retroviral treatment.

An independent occupational hygienist is employed to conduct regular occupational hygiene monitoring at both collieries. The monitoring results for FY2016 indicate that both Mooiplaats and Vele collieries are 100% compliant with airborne pollutant, thermal stress and occupational noise requirements.