Taking Health & Safety to the Next Level
We’re taking an innovative approach to health and safety. Rather than simply focusing on compliance, we instituted the Kensington Observation, Mentoring, Education and Training (KOMET) program. KOMET is an integrated and holistic program built on the belief that employees are responsible for each other’s safety. Our 12-hour training course helps employees perform behavior-based observations and identify at-risk behaviors out in the mine. Dangerous situations are identified and appropriate action is taken.
Focusing on peer-to-peer observations, KOMET is about respect, trust and looking after one another. As of the end of 2015, 308 of our 327 Kensington employees have received training, leading to 1,409 reported observations, 93 of which required and received follow up with 81 corrected in 2015. The KOMET program generates meaningful feedback, fosters open discussion and creates a caring and supportive environment.