Safety at Cloudbreak

Lucy Nash chats to Kylie Mellows, Safety Officer at Fortescue Mines. We find out about the safety regulation and culture at Fortescue.

She works in the processing facility, does risk assessments, and hazard assessments.

She started as a fieldie four years ago, getting dirty, now in safety because she enjoyed it – they paid for her training as well – Cert IV in OH&S, Cert IV in Assessment and Audit.

SkillsOne recently visited tradies who work in the mining industry in the Pilbarra, in Western Australia, run by the Fortescue Metals Group.

Fortescue focusses on iron ore.

Fortescue's port, rail and mine project commenced construction in February 2006 with the turning of the first sod at the Company's port site at Anderson Point in Port Hedland. Just two years later, the open-access rail infrastructure is complete, the Fortescue Herb Elliott Port is operational and the mining operations at the Company's first mine site, known as Cloudbreak, are well underway.

VJ Michael Gumley