Deep Yellow and each of its subsidiaries is committed to providing and maintaining a safe and healthy work environment, by maintaining our target of “zero” incidences of occupational injuries and illnesses in the workplace. The Company believes that attaining a high level of performance in occupational health and safety is critical to the long-term success of its business.
Safety is prioritised in the working environment by implementing control measures to prevent any type of injury. Employees are encouraged to report any near misses to management in order to eliminate risks and continue to increase workplace safety.
Reptile Mineral Resources and Exploration (Pty) Ltd (RMR) (the operating Namibian subsidiary) was awarded the Inter-Mining Safety Certificate (Category 2 – Exploration Companies) by the Chamber of Mines in May 2019 for excellent safety performance, after recording 65,000 working hours incident free in FY 2019.
As a specialist uranium company, Deep Yellow adopts the ALARA (As Low as Reasonably Achievable) principle to ensure that exposure of ionizing radiation to its employees, contractors, the public and the environment are minimised.
RMR’s Radiation Safety Officer ensures compliance with the Atomic Energy and Radiation Protection Act 5 of 2005 and adherence to its Radiation Management Plan, which details the radiation safety requirements.
In accordance with the Namibian Environmental Management Act and RMR’s Environmental Management Plan, environmental management remains a key focus of the Namibian operations. The importance of this environmental plan is heightened given the location of the Company’s operations in the Namib-Naukluft National Park in Namibia.
Deep Yellow has a structured and organised approach in place, with well-defined programmes, responsibilities and commitment aiming at effectively protecting the environment and minimising the impacts of its operations on the environment.