G-MIRM, the Global Minerals Industry Risk Management program
In alignment with JKTech’s commitment to safety and developing initiatives for the mining industry, our G-MIRM program has been instrumental in assisting mining companies in improving their safety and embedding this as part of their organisational culture.
G-MIRM builds on a wealth of expertise to identify risk management best practices and insights gained, not just from the mining industry but from the nuclear, aviation and chemical sectors. In 2007, a working group representing Anglo American Business Units from across the globe was formed to develop a ‘One Anglo’ Risk Management process. Professor Jim Joy was appointed as the Anglo American Chair in Minerals Industry Safety Risk Management at the University of Queensland, and Jim was an integral member of the working group.
G-MIRM provides a high quality, globally available and consistent program for executing a step change in site level operational risk management, by providing the information required by managers to enable effective decision making about risk. The cutting edge innovation of the G-MIRM program has been acknowledged as it was awarded the 2009 the IChemE Innovation and Excellence Award in Health and Safety (was awarded to the G-MIRM as the Anglo American SRMP).
G-MIRM aims to achieve two critical outcomes:
1. To initiate a change in operational risk management through improving managers’ understanding and practice of risk management.
2. To challenge and affect the way managers, as individuals, make decisions, behave and lead teams in the risk management of operations.
The program is developed with four levels of education and training for companies, delivered globally through the G-MIRM network of associated universities and training companies in major mining regions of the world. This ensures consistent outcomes and quality assurance in the delivery and effectiveness of the program. The global delivery approach of G-MIRM for managers is segmented into five global regions as follows:
- Europe/North America
- South America (Spanish)
- South America (Portuguese)
Each global segment has local university representatives who we work with to maintain quality and consistent delivery of the course and integrating core content to suit the local environment.
- Raised awareness and early recognition of significant hazards and risks
- Development of internal skills to scope a risk assessment and apply tools for comparison with good practice approaches
- Providing practical tools to improve risk management and move forward on the safety maturity journey
- Improved understanding of the importance of making a personal commitment to, and setting accountability for, managing risk leading to better decision-making processes.
- Identifies new opportunities to strengthen internal procedures and policies
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