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(L-R) Zander, Megan, Mac, Jonty and Wylie Philp fifo Reid Efremoff Greg Byrne, Downing; Ian Reed, QNP Michael and Mark Brown Show attraction owners Jo-Anne Burke, DB Scaffolding; Susan McGuire, Mayogroup The Clermont Show Beef and Commercial Cattle Committee (L-R) Mark Douglas, Steve and Andrea Skewes and Adrian Staatz with Warrie Glen Lewy and Warrie Glen Allie watching the final of the Working Dog Trials Mac and Gayle Shann from Cantaur Park with their Stephen Burnett Memorial Trophy for the most successful Beef, Carcass and Commercial Cattle Exhibitor at the Clermont Show mining Port Steve Beale and Chris Dunphy, MIPEC mine Ted Murphy with his $4000 Rib Fillet all proceeds went to charity. The Cattle Committee raised $30,000 for the RFDS csg
(L-R) Zander, Megan, Mac, Jonty and Wylie Philp fifo Reid Efremoff Greg Byrne, Downing; Ian Reed, QNP Michael and Mark Brown Show attraction owners Jo-Anne Burke, DB Scaffolding; Susan McGuire, Mayogroup The Clermont Show Beef and Commercial Cattle Committee (L-R) Mark Douglas, Steve and Andrea Skewes and Adrian Staatz with Warrie Glen Lewy and Warrie Glen Allie watching the final of the Working Dog Trials Mac and Gayle Shann from Cantaur Park with their Stephen Burnett Memorial Trophy for the most successful Beef, Carcass and Commercial Cattle Exhibitor at the Clermont Show mining Port Steve Beale and Chris Dunphy, MIPEC mine

No injuries full stop
Scott Sach on whether injury reporting without time frames is possible?
Wednesday 29 June 2016  

State Manager for COR Cooling Scott Sach believes that injury reporting without the time frames attached - is a definite possibility for the future.

COR Cooling were nominated in the Safety Foremost Award category in the recent Resource Industry Network Chairman’s awards for achieving 2000 days without a Lost Time Injury at the Mackay Branch.

Traditionally, injury reporting is in terms of injuries per unit of time - but with companies embracing the notion of Zero Harm, Mr Sach believes it is conceivable that adding a time frame may not be required.

“I certainly believe it is possible,” he told Shift Miner.

“The determining factor in that is going to be people, particularly key decision makers.

“Without a doubt, the biggest change in our business came from a change of CEO and a change in belief at the highest level as to what was possible.

“It’s not that we had a poor safety record to begin with, we had a very good safety record, but it certainly wasn't zero harm.

“With the change in CEO, he made it clear right from the get-go that this was a firm passion of his, and he would stop at nothing to achieve it.

“That changed our thinking at the State Manager level from having equal emphasis around productivity and safety, to having one that we cannot afford to have any incident no matter how big or small, and we will stop and do whatever it takes to ensure an incident doesn't happen again.”

While COR Cooling is now a national business, it started in Mackay as Hill’s Radiators in the 1980’s before being bought out by another local company Swift Engineering in 2008, who then paired the business with a WA-based business call CORED Engineering.

Swift Engineering then sold the business to Austin Energy, who then added branches in Brisbane and Adelaide giving it a national footprint.

Reflecting on the future, Mr Sach is upbeat about the prospects for the mining sector but says as far as safety goes the challenge is to maintain standards.

“Now we are at a place where we are delivering zero harm month in month out - our challenge is to ensure we don't become complacent because one slip can take you from being very very good to having a significant injury.”

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