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Safety & Health

The Zimplats safety is anchored on the three broad pillars of behaviour (people), practices (system) and physical environment (technological) interventions of our safety strategic plan. We continue to pursue our ultimate goal, to produce sustainably in a zero harm environment.

Strategic approach to wellness

The Group believes that total wellness is essential in order for our people to enjoy a healthy life and to be meaningfully productive at work. The Group therefore seeks to reinforce the Group’s wellness programmes in order to enhance employee total wellbeing and productivity in line with goal number three of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

FIRE FIGHTING TEAM

Goals

  1. To encourage and promote personal health and wellness among employees, their dependents and the community.
  2. To support employees and their dependents in managing personal stress and mental health.
  3. To ensure disease prevention awareness among employees and their dependents.
  4. To include the surrounding communities in the thrust to manage NCDs.
  5. To strengthen programmes for effective management of sexually transmitted infections (STI), HIV and AIDS.

Achievements FY19

National Social Security Authority (NSSA) National Safety Awards
Zimplats Operations attained the top three positions in the 2018 National Safety Awards

National Awards

  • Processing Division – 1st position EMCOZ
  • Shield Award and National Premier
  • South Pit Mine – 1st runner up
  • Rukodzi Mine – 3rd position

Provincial Awards

  • Processing Division – 1st position
  • South Pit Mine – 2nd position
  • Rukodzi Mine – 3rd position

Manufacturing Sector

  • Processing – Winners

Mining Sector

  • South Pit Mine – 1st position
  • Rukodzi Mine – 2nd position
  • Mupani Mine – 3rd position

National Mine Rescue Competitions
Processing Mine Rescue team – 1st runner up

First Aid National Competitions
Ngwarati surface – 1st runner up Surface Category
Ngwarati underground – 1st runner up Underground Category

Chamber of Mines SHE Audit
Seven Zimplats operations teams attained A+ status and one attained A status during the 2018 Zimbabwe Chamber of Mines audits.

Fatality Free Shifts
Zimplats attained 10.2 million fatality free shifts during the year, prior to the recorded fatality

Annual DQS Audits
Zimplats successfully retained its Occupational Safety and Health Management System ISO 45001:2018 certification following an audit during the year.

Achievements FY18

Mine Rescue National Competition

  • Zimplats Processing Fresh Air Team – 1st position in the Fresh Air National Competition
  • Zimplats Mining Proto Team – 2nd position in the Proto Teams National Competition.

National Fire Competitions

  • Zimplats SMC Administration – Second
  • Zimplats Smelter team – Third

NSSA National Awards
Zimplats received the overall national prize and most of the sector and provincial awards in the 2017 edition of the NSSA National Safety Awards

National Awards

  • Processing Division – 1st position EMCOZ Shield and National Premier award
  • South pit – 3rd position Bronze

Mining Sector

  • South pit – Gold
  • Bimha mine – Silver
  • Mupfuti mine – Bronze

Manufacturing Sector

  • Processing – Gold

Provincial Awards

  • South pit – Silver
  • Bimha mine – Bronze
  • Processing – Gold

National First Aid Competitions
Rukodzi Mine underground team won the second prize in the underground category of the National competition

Institute of People Management Zimbabwe (IPMZ) Human Resources Excellence Awards
Zimplats won the 2017 National Safety and Health Award

Marketing Association of Zimbabwe
Zimplats won three awards for the communication campaign on albinism

Achievements FY17

Mine rescue competitions

  • Zimplats Processing – 1st place in the National Fresh Air Team
  • Zimplats Mining – 2nd place in the National Proto Team Competitions

National First Aid Competitions

    Bimha Mine Surface Team – 1st position in the Surface Category

  • Bimha Mine Underground Team – 2nd position in the Surface Category
  • Ngwarati Mine Surface Team – 2nd position in the Surface Category

Association Of Mine Managers Of Zimbabwe (AMMZ) Audits

Mines category final results:

  • Ngwarati Mine – 1st position nationally
  • Mupfuti Mine – 3rd position nationally
Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL)

There were 2 cases of NIHL recorded in the year under review. Awareness talks on hearing conservation were offered to all employees and contractors who come for pre-employment, annual, periodic, and pre-placement examinations. Continuous improvement in engineering and other controls is constantly being pursued to mitigate against the risks of NIHL.

Biological monitoring

Monitoring of employees and contractors exposed to lead continued with a total of 92 employees and contractors
being tested this year. No cases of abnormal lead levels were identified during the year.

Occupational health surveillance

Screening of employees for fitness to work continuedthroughout the year. There was also constant engagement with National Social Security Authority (NSSA) MedicalBureau for timeous processing and issuance of certificates of fitness.

Tuberculosis

Screening of suspected cases and contacts was carried out during the year. Identified cases were reported to the Ministry of Health and Child Care and commenced on treatment per the Ministry’s guidelines. Reports were simultaneously made to the National Social Security Authority (NSSA) for compensation purposes and statistics. Contact tracing includes employees in the same work team as the index case.

Malaria

Mhondoro-Ngezi District remains in pre malaria elimination phase. Zimplats complements the Ministry of Health and Child Care’s efforts in the eradication of malaria by conducting annual indoor residual spraying of all company houses and villages. Out of the 153 suspected cases, 5 tested positive for malaria and these were all imported cases.

Voluntary counselling and testing (VCT) uptake

The Zimplats medical services department has engaged the services of Zimbabwe Aids Prevention and Support
Organisation (ZAPSO) to carry out VCT. The number of clients who underwent VCT in FY2017 went up by 55% after engaging the new business partner.

Total wellness

A new Zimplats Wellness Policy was crafted to reflect the Group’s evolved thrust which now focuses on total
wellness as opposed to merely focusing on HIV/Aids. The wellness policy seeks to enhance and protect the health
and wellbeing of all employees, their families and the surrounding communities, addressing occupational, noncommunicable diseases and the work environment. Two hundred wellness champions were re-trained to align them
to the requirements of the new wellness policy.

Employee welfare

In line with the national thrust towards housing the Group remains committed to ensuring that all employees live in decent accommodation. Due to funding challenges, the Group’s housing delivery programme was slower than desired. Low cost housing solutions have been pursued and it is anticipated that housing delivery under the home ownership scheme will recommence in the short to medium term.

 

 

Our People

We promote the ideals of a learning organisation and promote a harmonious working environment characterised by growth, fair reward and positive employee engagement.