OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY
SAFE AND HEALTHY WORKPLACE
Providing a safe and healthy workplace is our top priority. With this purpose, we define the work processes of all our employees including subcontractors, suppliers and interns, analyze the risks of these processes, establish and implement control systems appropriate for the risks assessed.
All of our works are carried out in full compliance with national legislation and international standards.
WORK CONFORMITY AND TRAINING
We make our assignments in accordance with the determined workflows, by assigning competent employees to the appropriate job. We subject our employees to appropriate course and training programs. Our aim is to make occupational safety culture a part of the lives of all our employees.
We use monitoring and measurement systems for occupational health and safety KPIs, identify areas for improvement, and implement best practices with our preventive approach.
We include all our employees in occupational health and safety processes and appreciate their opinions. We see training, suggestion and reward systems that contribute to the improvement of occupational safety culture as an integral part of our strong communication.
We carry out all our work using continuous improvement and the best possible technology.
We constantly monitor the health status of all our employees and develop protective and preventive health policies.
We are proactively managing COVID-19 challenges through our OHS team. We have taken our precautions seriously since the first day and we continue to monitor the situation closely.
To keep employees, contractors and suppliers safe during the pandemic, we are implementing a series of precautions in line with the Ministry of Health’s Covid-19 guide reference and international health organizations’ best practice recommendations. These range from social distancing to travel restrictions, flexible and remote working arrangements, PCR testing and personal hygiene controls.
EMERGENCY AND CRISIS MANAGEMENT
Emergency scenarios are studied and work steps are determined against all possible accidents and incidents that may occur during mining activities. All of our employees are informed within the determined task distribution and are consolidated with continuous training and practices.
SEARCH AND RESCUE
Our Mine Search and Rescue Team is formed under the leadership of OHS professionals who are experts in their fields and have participated in nationwide search and rescue activities. This team has the equipment and competence to participate in mine search and rescue activities both in the field and throughout the country if needed.
USING SAFE EQUIPMENT AND MATERIALS
A risk assessment is prepared for all construction machinery and equipment entering the operation site, and work flows, maintenance and usage instructions are created according to this assessment.
All chemical-containing materials are subjected to preliminary evaluation and activities are carried out by ensuring the selection of the safest material.
The activities determined in the mine site are carried out with work permit systems. Activities carried out under the control and supervision of authorized and expert employees are an integral part of our occupational safety culture.
ROAD AND TRAFFIC SAFETY
Safe movement of both heavy equipment and light vehicles within the mine site; A road safety procedure is established and precautions are taken to operate it sensitively in order to ensure that the transportation of our employees to the mine site and their return back to their home is managed in the safest way as well as transportation of suppliers and visitors.