4000 LTI-free days for Whitehaven’s Gunnedah CHPP

Whitehaven Coal's total recordable injury frequency rate (TRIFR) for employees and contractors improved by 13% and its near miss frequency rate declined 22% on the prior year, according to its 2023 Sustainability Report.
Whitehaven Coal’s total recordable injury frequency rate (TRIFR) for employees and contractors improved by 13% and its near miss frequency rate declined 22% on the prior year, according to its 2023 Sustainability Report.

Whitehaven Coal’s (ASX: WHC) Gunnedah coal handling and preparation plant (CHPP) recently achieved 4000 Lost Time Incident (LTI) free days, equivalent to about 11 years without a Lost Time Incident.

Production superintendent Derek Welsh says this achievement is a testament to the strong leadership and safety processes that have been diligently maintained within the CHPP.

“I strongly believe that this achievement is the result of a work culture based on hard work and commitment to teamwork, strong inter-team support, personal ownership of systems and continuous improvement,” he said.

“The team’s commitment to safety remains unwavering, even in the face of various challenges, including handling different coal types, increased production operations, and ongoing maintenance work that requires extended hours.”

“Operators at the CHPP do not take shortcuts and they understand that safety is paramount.”

CHPP conducts regular safety reviews and inspections, and the team is focused on continuing their impressive streak.

Whitehaven’s commitment to Zero Harm remains at the forefront of all of its operations.

The mining company’s total recordable injury frequency rate (TRIFR) for employees and contractors improved by 13% and its near miss frequency rate declined 22% on the prior year, according to its 2023 Sustainability Report.