During May, GR Engineering Services' rolling 12 month average 'lost time injury frequency rate' (LTIFR) dropped to zero as a consequence of the achievement of twelve months without a lost time accident by any GRES or sub-contractor employee. For the 12 months ending May 2009, 422,645 manhours were consumed by GRES office, direct employeed construction and sub-contract construction employees.
Terry Condipodero (Manager - OHSE) said that "this achievement is a credit to the hard working team of people who have successfully delivered the following major projects on time, within budget and with excellent safety outcomes:
the Sally Malay Paste Plant
Avoca Higginsville Gold Project
Xstrata Sinclair Nickel Project and
the Western Areas Cosmic Boy Nickel Project."
Currently this team has started working on delivering similar results at the Avoca Paste Plant and the Catalpa Gold Project. The achievement of a zero LTIFR is one that the team at GRES are proud to have achieved. The WA Department of Mines and Petroleum report that average minerals industry LTIFR for 2007/08 was 3.2 accidents per million manhours consumed.