Project Success & Experience

Mining Rail Operations

Increasing value chain capacity through data analysis, effective rostering, standardization of operating practices and communication.

The result

5 million tonnes per annum capacity increase in mainline operations.

Compliance to governmental rail safety legislation.

Fly in, fly out 

Optimisation of fly in, fly out scheduling and operational changeovers.

The result

30% reduction in human performance/fatigue risk over the entire roster cycle.

Annual saving of operational costs >$250k.

Fatigue Risk Management Systems

Global deployment of Fatigue Risk Management Systems.

The result

Optimisation of  working time and an integrated approach to identify risk within the value chain.

Reduction in risk by 30-50% and a reduction in costs.

Project Management & Business improvement

Utilising lean/business improvement principles to analyse and improve Rio Tinto’s HSE contractor pre-qualification process.

The result

A significant reduction in the pre-qualification processing time for contractors.

The development of the first web-based database for Rio Tinto for all contractors to access health and safety information, procedures and facilitated information sharing.


Development of a business case for the mental health strategy for Rio Tinto Iron Ore.

The result

A four-year strategic framework for mental health across the priority action areas of organisational development, workforce development, partnerships and communications and programs and health monitoring, endorsed by the Executive Committee.

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