Update: Northparkes approach to managing the prevention of COVID-19 in the workplace
The health and safety of CMOC-Northparkes Mines’ (Northparkes) employees, contractors, their families and the local community in which we live and work, remains their top priority during this pandemic.
Northparkes Managing Director Hubert Lehman said, “As an industry, we are working closely with NSW and Commonwealth governments, regulators and health professionals to ensure we are able to continue operating safely. The Northparkes Leadership Team continues to meet on a daily basis to review the current measures we have implemented onsite to prevent the potential exposure and risk in our workplace.”
These measures include, but are not limited to, health screening, increased cleaning and sanitation, working from home arrangements and social distancing. These measures have been developed to align with the guidelines provided by the government, health professionals and the NSW Resources Regulator.
“The continued operation of our mine site, managed in strict compliance with these COVID-19 protocols and guidelines, will support jobs and allow us to continue to deliver economic benefits within the community – especially at such a critical time,” said Hubert.
We remain committed to monitoring information and directives from the World Health Organisation, health professionals and state and federal government to update our plans based on this advice as the situation evolves.
“Let’s continue to support each other during these difficult and unprecedented times – we are all in this together,” added Hubert.
For more information on Northparkes’ proactive and preventative approach, please visit their website at www.northparkes.com or contact their Community and External Relations Advisor on (02) 6861 3621.
About CMOC-Northparkes Mines
Northparkes is a copper and gold mine located 27 kilometres north-west of Parkes, in the Central West of New South Wales, Australia. Since 1993 Northparkes has been celebrated for our high-quality copper deposits, low cost operations and loyal, committed people. Northparkes is a joint venture between China Molybdenum Co., Ltd (CMOC) (80%) and the Sumitomo Groups (20%).
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