Glencore Puts Safety First 

Glencore is one of the world’s largest globally diversified natural resource companies, operating six coal mining sites within the Central Queensland region.

Across all their operations, their reigning priority is maintaining safe work practices and environments for all staff, sustainable mining and making positive impacts on the communities.

RACQ CapRescue is proud to have been supported by Glencore for the last 13 years, their contribution has allowed us to continue our vital, lifesaving service to those of CQ, at no cost, as we have done for the past 26 years.

It is the remoteness of the Glencore operations that has reinforced the synergy between organisations with the ability of RACQ CapRescue to reach outer lying areas a key component.

However, with the ever-present importance of safety, Glencore have also ensured that the mine sites are equipped with their own Emergency Response Team.

This is the case with Rolleston Open Cut, a mine located 140 kilometres south-east of Emerald, in Queensland’s Bowen Basin.

It is important for the team to be highly trained in various disciplines from medical training to crash rescue, fire and confined spaces.

Health and Safety Officer Caisey Keehn said they are very fortunate at Rolleston Open Cut where they really put safety first and it is paramount to all the coal mine workers.

“We have Emergency Response team members who are trained to a very high level, which we of course need due to the remote proximity from a trauma centre,” said Mr Keehn.

RACQ CapRescue Operations Manager Kirsty Wooler said it’s satisfying to see High Altitude partners such as Glencore, taking the utmost care with safety and matching the ethos of RACQ CapRescue.

“Our brand vision is reliability in safety and rescue, wherever you live, and this is clearly embraced by Glencore as well,” said Mrs Wooler

“We thank Glencore for not only caring for their staff but also for their contribution to RACQ CapRescue, so that we can continue to provide our life saving service throughout Central Queensland.”