Improved safety performance for drilling subcontractors

Press release

March 10, 2014

AREVA's mining activities ultimate safety goal is to achieve a zero accident target for both its own employees and the company subcontractors. In Mongolia, major prevention and support work has been carried out since 2008 with the three local drilling companies and the results are very promising.

In addition to safety inspections, a diverse palette of measures has been implemented: training on hazards, the wearing of personal protective equipment and the cleaning of work areas. AREVA has also supported the Mongolian companies in the purchasing of materials. In-situ training on drilling techniques has also been provided.

More than 800,000 euros have been invested in this program between 2008 and 2013. The effort put in has led to a marked improvement in terms of safety, with just one lost time accident since 2008.

AREVA drilling experts continue having regular missions on exploration sites, in order to follow the contractors' progress and to conduct trainings when needed.

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