Health, Safety & Environment
COVID-19 | Measures in place at Bell Bay Aluminium
At Bell Bay Aluminium, our focus is on the health and safety of our employees, the community in which we operate and on keeping our operations running safely, so we can continue to contribute to the Tasmanian economy and serve our customers. We continue to monitor the situation closely.
We have taken extensive measures to help protect our people and community in line with guidance or directives from the state and federal government and Public Health.
Bell Bay Aluminium has a number of measures in place to ensure our site remains COVID-19 safe. These measures include multiple layers of screening to enter the Bell Bay site to mitigate against the spread of COVID-19. Maintaining physical distancing, hand hygiene and staying home when feeling unwell remain just as important.
For general information about COVID-19 in Tasmania and travelling to Tasmania visit www.coronavirus.tas.gov.au
We encourage anyone with concerns or further questions to call the Tasmanian Public Health Hotline helpline on 1800 671 738.
Bell Bay Aluminium will continue to ensure we have the most up-to-date information and appropriate measures are in place.
The health and safety of our employees and other people working at or visiting our site is our highest priority. Improving our safety performance is a constant focus. We are committed to achieving our goal of zero work related illnesses and injuries. You can download our Health, Safety, Environment and Communities Policy here.
Health and Safety
The health and safety of our employees, contractors, suppliers and other people working at or visiting our site is our highest priority. Improving our safety performance is a constant focus. We are committed to achieving our goal of zero work related illnesses and injuries.
To continually improve our safety performance we focus on our people and their behaviours. We have empowered our employees - 'If it's not safe, don't do it that way'. Everyone on site has the authority to stop work they deem unsafe.
Emergency Response Training Event - 2016. More about the event here.
Health and Wellbeing
Given the nature of our work, the health and wellbeing of our employees is a priority. We conduct routine health monitoring and health surveillance across site. We work hard to improve the health and wellbeing of all our employees and promote and aim to improve health and wellbeing on site and within the broader community.
Throughout our 60 year history, the smelter has responded positively to changing environmental values to ensure that we meet and where possible exceed increasing community expectatations of environmental performance.
Our reputation as a sustainable business depends on our ability to demonstrate sound environmental management practices and stewardship of our natural resources. Everyone who works at the smelter is aware of the site’s interactions with the surrounding environment and understands that we all have a role to play to minimise our impact on and protection of the environment for future generations.
Bell Bay Aluminium aims to achieve environmental best practice by minimising waste, emissions and impacts associated with our activities through implementing effective mitigation and management strategies. We are proud of our AS/NZS ISO 14001:2004 accreditation for environmental management systems and we work hard to ensure this accreditation is maintained through:
- Appropriately managing our land holdings
- Regularly monitoring our environmental performance and
- Adoption of the 'reduce, re-use, recycle' philosophy
- Investment in state of the art technology
- Processes and production improvements to significantly reduce our emissions
- A focus on transparency and engagement with our neighbours and the community