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AngloAmerican PLC regularly carry out audits of their health and safety management systems. This is done by AA’s own people, with assistance from outside. AA realised that although they were able to examine the management systems themselves, they didn’t have the independent expertise to audit the operations that the systems covered in areas such as open pit mining, smelting, water control and change management. They asked for the help of our specialist engineers to contribute to the audits.

Our underground mining, smelting, hydrogeological, open pit and mine management specialists were able on several occasions to add value to the audit teams, each consisting of six or seven people. We led or were part of the teams, visiting a site for five days to audit a specific theme and then give feedback to the mine/plant with a report submitted to AA management for consideration.

We successfully audited mines and operations in South Africa, Brazil, Venezuela and Chile. Specific issues were highlighted and actions generated - including any necessary updates of the management system.