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Located at Nightcaps, north of Invercargill in Southland, Takitimu produces energy coal which is low in sulphur and ash – it’s in high demand from the local food processing industries that it supplies.
A lot of work has gone into making the most of this site. In 2018, we began working in the Black Diamond pit which contains numerous historic underground workings. This provided a number of geophysical, technical and personnel challenges – and so we responded via:
- developing bespoke procedures and systems;
- acquiring the appropriate tools and equipment to make the workplace safer;
- improving the health and safety training our workforce; and
- embedding and maintaining a high safety standard and positive safety culture.
In short, we have effectively built a new emergency rescue team (“ERT”) at Takitimu from scratch. The ERT team development was a finalist in the Health and Safety Initiative award at the 2019 New Zealand Minerals Forum. And we’re proud of what we’ve achieved in a relatively short space of time.