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Ngurrara Safety Summit – 2024

Ngurrara Safety Summit – 2024

Ngurrara brought together our Directors, Executives, Crew, and Professional Advisors to hold our second Safety Summit.

Inclusiveness and engagement are embedded into our work culture and the theme for our safety summit for 2024 was Safe Teams and Success (One Team) combined with the message of the importance of Health and Wellbeing.

We were also fortunate to have two of our valued clients, Rio Tinto and BHP, join us this year to share in celebrating our successes and continuing our positive working relationship.

We reflected on 2023 and started our 2024 journey with the safety and wellbeing of everyone at the forefront.

We celebrated the achievements of 2023 and presented the exciting opportunities the new year will bring us.

Mitchell Johnson - Presentation

The guest speaker for our Safety Summit was Australian Cricketing Icon Mitchell Johnson, who was one of Australia’s most effective and intimidating cricketing fast bowlers.

Statistically, Mitchell Johnson ranks as a genuine fast-bowling great of Australian cricket, and his amazing career can be viewed by clicking the below link:

Mitchell spoke honestly and openly about his career origins, the challenges and successes of his career and life after cricket.

Attendees absorbed important safety topics that Mitchell spoke about, including Leadership, Teamwork, Succession, Wellbeing, Resilience, Mentoring, Strategy, and Strength.

The key message was putting in the work and remembering the objectives of the team, and we thank him for his time and his important messages to us.

Training Awards - Ceremony

During October and November 2023, twelve of our Operator crew completed a two week rigorous training regime, where they collectively completed 159 combined units of competencies in the civil and mining operator fields, as part of Ngurrara’s Training and Competency Project.

We were proud to have our Project Manager, Darryl Ahsam, congratulate and present our Operators in attendance with their Training Awards, which you can view by clicking on the below image:

More of our Training and Competency Project can be viewed by clicking the below link:

Chairman and Managing Director - Presentation

Our Chairman and Managing Director, Phil Dhu, presented Ngurrara’s 2023-2027 Strategy and also presented on important strategic and operational topics such as Ngurrara’s Participation Plan, Organisational Hierarchy and Values in Action, all of which can be viewed by clicking on the below links.

Business Development Executive - Presentation

Our Business Development Executive, Peter Todd, presented on the business successes of 2023 and the positive opportunities for 2024 and beyond.

Peter presented our new Capability Statement (which can be viewed by clicking on the below image), our Pipeline of works, our new and existing business and networking relationships, and also explained the process of how Ngurrara tenders for project work opportunities.

On behalf of the Board of Directors, Peter also made a commitment to all employees to implement an anonymous feedback form. This allows all Ngurrara representatives to give feedback that complements and is critical to our continuous improvement model of having the safety of everyone at the forefront.

Corporate Services - Presentation

Our Corporate Services Manager, David Dhu, presented on several important corporate functions for Ngurrara, including ICT achievements, marketing and branding, training and development, human resources and employee relations, and achievements in work health and safety. More information can be viewed by clicking on the below links:

David also rolled out Ngurrara’s Link Tree, a one stop shop for several strategic and operational information sources for Ngurrara, which can be viewed by clicking on the below image:

HSE Manager - Presentation

Our HSE Manager, Ryan Kennedy, presented on the vital importance of Health, Safety and Environment, including safe working topics such as:

  • Working individually and as a team
  • Following the process
  • Recognising and managing risk
  • Everyone is responsible for safety

The important take away message was that regardless our job title, we all have an important role to play onsite, Project Managers, Supervisors, Safety Advisors, Operators and Support Staff are all part of one team, and we need to treat each other with respect and work together to get the job done and go home safe.

Wrap-Up Message

To wrap-up the Safety Summit, our Chairman and Managing Director, Phil Dhu, along with our Operations Manager, Brian Williams, congratulated everyone on a successful Safety Summit and reiterated the important and mandatory message of safety, inclusiveness, succession, accountability, community engagement and process.

We also extend our thanks to Sam Dawson, who facilitated our Safety Summit.

Sam is an experience MC and auctioneer that facilitates professionally, with great spirit, humour, sincerity, and inclusiveness.

For details on Sam Dawson and his services, please click on the below link.

From the Ngurrara Board of Directors – Thank you to Everyone!

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