Central to Palabora's safety ethos is the commitment to making safety 'personal' by putting "safety at the heart of our being". Safety can only be heartfelt if each employee is acutely aware of their own and others' safety in all actions and interactions; if we ensure personal distractions are eliminated from the work context and resolve personal problems as best possible (with professional assistance if needed). Employees are encouraged to safeguard their physical health and to keep up their strength by mitigating fatigue in the workplace, avoiding short-cuts and continuously improving on their skills training.
We firmly believe that all incidents, occupational injuries and illnesses can be prevented. As stated in Palabora's Safety and Health Policy: "All injuries and occupational illnesses are preventable".
Despite a work environment which presents inherent safety hazards and risks, we believe that our goal of "zero harm" is entirely achievable. It requires a safety mind-set, vigilant action and a genuine care for our own wellbeing as well as that of our colleagues, community and environment. It is our collective responsibility to journey safely into the future as accountable and caring individuals with keen awareness of both the positive and negative impacts of our actions.