Mining and agriculture are two of the most high-risk industries in Australia. The mining industry has the third highest fatality rate of any industry, while the nature of agriculture, which often involves working very long hours can also lead to frequent safety incidents.
The good news is that with a continued emphasis on safety, these issues are improving. In the 12 years leading up to 2015, the mining industry’s fatality rate dropped by 65%, from 12.4 worker fatalities per 100,000 workers in 2003 to 4.4 in 2015.*
Improvements are possible as technology advances. Employers can reduce the risk of accidents further by using platforms like Altora to log incident reports and by conducting thorough and regular online training for employees and contractors in these high-risk industries.
In this article, we’ll examine some of the advantages of the Altora technology and how it can enhance safety for businesses in high-risk industries.
The drawbacks of in-person training can bring challenges to onboarding processes. By digitalizing training and onboarding schedules, Altora offers a single online platform so that employees may complete required induction training from any location, using any device at any time. The technology can even cater to various types of mines, above and below ground which is ideal for emergency call-out workers.
Altora makes it simple to track, manage, and report workplace incidents, as well as meet and manage risk and compliance to protect employees, contractors, and visitors. Online incident reports can be created to keep track of serious safety incidents that occur on a job site or in the workplace. These reports enable incidents to be tracked, updated, and reported to the appropriate authorities.
Employees and contractors in the mining, utility, and agriculture industries are required by law to be qualified and licensed in their respective fields. Altora’s online platform can store verify and approve all required paperwork as well as trade-specific certifications and licenses. With the option to pre-qualify potential suppliers and contractors, contractor management has been simplified.
When working at multiple locations, it is critical to keep employees safe by keeping them up to date on their training and licensing requirements, as well as reporting any incidents that occur on-site. Altora includes risk management and check-in solutions that help improve on-site safety procedures by enabling effective remote check-ins.
There are numerous advantages to using the Altora platform. Contact us to schedule a demo to learn more about how it can help your business.
*Source: WorkSafe Australia