Occupational Safety
   and Health Policy
   Quality Policy Statement
   Training Policy Statement
Occupational Safety and Health Policy
Australian Contract Mining (ACM) is an experienced underground mining contracting company in which employee safety and well being is embedded as a core value. Our key objective is to establish and maintain safe and healthy workplaces and efficient systems of work such that serious disabling injuries are eliminated and superficial injuries on personnel are systematically reduced to the lowest practicable level. This policy provides the foundation for our commitment to the following objectives;

Provide strong leadership and commitment to ensure the embedment of safety and health as a core value without yielding to pressures from any source.

Conduct risk assessments and implement effective risk controls on all aspects of our operations and update these when conditions dictate.

Provide training and competency development for all employees so that the necessary skills are maintained throughout the Company.

Develop and maintain safe systems of work for employees and sub-contractors including appropriate competency based training modules for identified major tasks.

Build and maintain a team approach to safety by open two-way communication with employees and sub-contractors and ensure their consultation and involvement in all aspects of safety practice.

Ensure that Employee’s are aware they share responsibility with Management to ensure a safe work place and that all persons have a personal responsibility for their own safety and that of their workmates.

Involve and communicate openly with our clients, sub-contractors, suppliers, regulatory authorities, and where appropriate communities, involved with or impacted on by our operations.

Demonstrate compliance with relevant laws, regulations, and standards, applicable to the industry in which we work.

Strive for continuous improvement through open reporting and auditing of safety statistics and performance against industry key indicators.

Brian Rodan
Managing Director

Date January 2009

Quality Policy Statement

Australian Contract Mining (ACM) is an experienced underground mining contracting company committed to satisfying the expectations of our Clients in providing a high quality standard of work and service that meets as a minimum the contracted quality control requirements.

We also specifically warrant that the supply of materials and workmanship shall be in accordance with Section 30 of the Australian Standards AS 2124-1995 Materials and Work and this policy provides the foundation for our commitment to achieve the following objectives;

Commit to ensure that upon engagement on a project we will develop in conjunction with the Client a project specific quality control plan.

This plan will incorporate the Client’s particular requirements taking into consideration the limitations and demands of the underground mining environment.

This quality control plan will consider the accuracy and speed of execution of each activity and of the efficiency and productivity required to ensure that the project timelines and quality standards required are feasible and in fact are achieved.

Central to such a quality control plan is the contract specifications, execution schedules and progress reports along with regular inspections to identify any deviations in a timely fashion.

Should any irregularities be identified they will be promptly brought to the attention of the Client and the quality control coordinator so that appropriate agreed corrective action can be applied.

It is also expected that the Client will bring to our attention promptly any identified or perceived irregularities and be fairly dealt with on any rectification requirements.

ACM is committed to a process of self-improvement and the maintenance of a workable quality control system that can be monitored and audited.

Brian Rodan
Managing Director

Date January 2009

Training Policy Statement

Australian Contract Mining (ACM) is an experienced underground mining contracting company in which employee safety and well being is embedded as a core value.

One of our key objectives is to establish and maintain a well trained workforce with verified competence in all tasks and duties required of them and in achieving this objective by the means stated in this Policy we will ensure the economic future and well being of both the employees and the Company.

This policy provides the foundation for our commitment to the following objectives;

Providing knowledge and skills training and verification of required competencies so that all employees are able to perform their tasks and duties safely and efficiently.

Conduct a training needs analysis and formulate training plans on an annual basis.

Assess the competence of new employees with previous experience by skills recognition process and acknowledgement of prior learning.

Provide access to applicable training courses based on documented structured programs, incorporating adult learning principles, which are validated by an accredited trainer or Registered Training Organization.

Retrain employees when work systems, or plant and equipment, or workplace conditions change and maintain records of training and retraining for all personnel.

Encourage employees to further develop and improve their skills and capacities in their areas of engagement and expertise and so reach their full potential and improve their promotion prospects.

Maintain compliance with the training and competency requirements in the Mines Safety and Inspection Regulations, 1995.

Encourage employees to improve their skills to ensure and allow promotion from within the Company.

Brian Rodan
Managing Director

Date January 2009