HSE Management System
Workplace health is a basic employment right. As ever, the health, safety and wellness of our employees remain a priority. The use of a formalised, integrative Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) management system is essential in enabling Rössing Uranium to optimise, coordinate and manage our operations, personnel, plant and equipment. In addition, this management system also informs our interactions with the environment and neighbouring communities in a manner that demonstrates the company's consistent application of best practices.
We manage our operational activities to ensure that all impacts, whether on the biophysical or socioeconomic environment, are reduced to acceptable limits. Our operations are governed by applicable national legislative and regulatory frameworks and then controlled by way of an integrated HSE mnagement system.
The structure of the HSE management system generally follows the layout of common international standards such as the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 14001 (Environment), ISO 9001 (Quality) and Occupational Health and Safety Advisory series (OHSAS) British Standard (BS) 18001.
The HSE management system is designed to assist in achieving our goals, including our legal obligations. This systematic approach to management performance promotes the most efficient use of resources. The system also offers us the prospect of financial gain, which generates a win–win outcome in terms of HSE and business performance.
An audit programme periodically evaluates the effectiveness of the HSE management system. All potential impacts are listed on a risk register with related mitigating and operational controls.
We proudly maintained our certification for ISO 14001:2004 in 2015.