Mount Isa Team DeliversDecember 8, 2015
Mine Development, Mine Production, Production Drilling, Queensland
EIGHT YEARS LTI FREE, THE TEAM CONTINUES TO DELIVER A VALUABLE AND RELIABLE SERVICE AT MOUNT ISA
17 October marked the day Mount Isa reached the significant milestone of eight years LTI (Lost Time to Injury) free and two years, 205 days DI (Disabling Injury) free – representing a strong safety performance from all involved.
PYBAR has been on site at the Mount Isa copper mine for more than eight years, cementing a strong and trusted relationship with our client Glencore (previously Xstrata). We have valued the opportunity to deliver excellent results together.
Our exceptional safety record has supported a strong development performance. Some highlights include:
- From January 2015, the development advance target was set at 250 equivalent metres per month. This was not only met, but the average achieved to September was 295 equivalent metres per month, consistently above what was expected; and
- Innovations were adopted including the refuelling vehicle and the mesh and resin bolt tool to improve bolt and mesh cycle times.
DOWNSIZING BUT STILL PRODUCING
As from 1 October, Mount Isa will operate with a reduced work force. PYBAR commenced its development operation at Mount Isa in 2010 initially with a twin boom jumbo, a single boom jumbo, a service crew and a charge crew with three diamond drill operators on labour hire to Xstrata. Since then, the mine ownership has changed but we have continued to operate at the site.
Today, having reduced our workforce from 61 to 15 people, we remain a part of the team delivering the same reliable and safe service. Congratulations to the entire team at Mount Isa for some great results and innovations!
From January 2013 to September 2015, PYBAR had scheduled a total of 8,540 metres.
The actual result for that period was 9,731 metres – a total of 1,191 meters over target.