Leigh Creek Energy boasts perfect safety record
A recent safety report from Leigh Creek Energy shows the company is still yet to record a reportable injury during its existence.
Work at the Leigh Creek Energy’s (LCK) pre-commercial demonstration (PCD) has so far accumulated around 230,000-man hours on site, which includes staff and contractors.
The stat means LCK has a lost time injury frequency rate (LTIFR) of zero.
Leigh Creek Energy PCD site manager Peter Case said the company aims to maintain its perfect record by committing to regular discussions with employees to ensure that any Health and Safety issues or concerns are regularly reviewed and improved.
“Safety is our number one priority,” Mr Case said.
“We encourage people to stop and think before doing any task – it’s one of the main drivers for anything we do on site.
“Our culture at LCK means processes of procedure underpin our practical risk-based approach to safety.”
LCK Health & Safety Officer Les Smith said a matter-of-fact approach to safety means all LCK employees are aware of how to best go about tasks in high-risk situations.
“We’re realistic as to the risks, as are all professionally run organisations, and that’s what cuts through to our workers on site,” Mr Smith said.
“Safety isn’t forced directly onto our staff from the head office, everyone owns it.
“We encourage everyone to own the responsibility.”