Sea Swift employee receives GEMCO honour

Sea Swift Groote Eylandt Depot Manager Dave Bramley has been recognised for his outstanding work on the Groote Eylandt Mining Company operation (GEMCO) by being nominated the mine's Role Model of the Week.

Global resources company South32, which owns the mine, put forward Dave for the award after being impressed by his safety leadership and teamwork in making improvements on Groote Eylandt, with the support from his crew on the ground.

Sea Swift Northern Territory General Manager Scott Ezzy said Dave and his team worked with other customers to improve the overall safety for his team and others with low cost synergies.

"Dave clearly uses our values and standards on a daily basis, and shows that a strong leader can make change, even in someone else's area of responsibility," Scott said.

A few examples of the work Dave and his team have recently undertaken include:

  • repositioned the depot layout for public pick-ups, and implemented traffic management improvements
  • commencing drainage improvements to reduce material run-off
  • identifying and actioning pavement hazards
  • implementing a contractor induction for teams working in the freight port area.

South32 felt these improvements clearly represented their Values of Care and Excellence.

GEMCO is an open-cut mining operation, producing high-grade manganese ore that is shipped to South32's Tasmanian manganese alloy plant and around the world. It is currently the largest and lowest-cost manganese ore producer in the world.

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