HSE Policy

Freehill Mining Limited (A.C.N. 091 608 025) (Company or Freehill) is committed to operating its business in a responsible and appropriate manner, that protects the environment and ensures the safety of its employees and contractors and protects the members of the communities in which it operates. 

This Health, Safety and Environment Policy (Policy) has been adopted by the Company to provide a framework for achieving this objective. 

Principles and Practices 

The Company is committed to the following principles and practices. 
-    Acknowledging that the management of health, safety, and environmental (HSE) issues is an integral part of the Company's business, and should be incorporated into business planning and decision making processes. 
-    Implementing and maintaining a systematic approach to risk management in order to achieve the objectives outlined in this Policy. 
-    Complying with all applicable laws and regulations as a minimum standard, and applying responsible standards consistent with this Policy where laws do not exist. 
-    Working collaboratively and proactively with stakeholders to develop and advance effective approaches to HSE management, and communicating openly on HSE related issues. 
-    Continuously seeking ways to minimize the impact of our exploration and production activities on the environment. 
-    Continuously identifying, reporting and evaluating risks, threats, hazards and impacts to company operations that have the potential to adversely affect the environment or the health, safety and security of employees, contractors or the community, and implementing appropriate control and contingency measures to minimise and manage them to a responsible level. 
-    Monitoring, reviewing and setting targets for ongoing improved HSE performance. 
-    Ensuring that all incidents are investigated, that the supervision of each incident is assumed by the appropriate manager and that those investigations are conducted to a level of detail that is appropriate to the event's actual and potential severity. 
-    Providing sufficient and competent human resources to manage our HSE commitments. 
-    Communicating to all employees that working safely is a condition of employment. Every employee is expected to take personal responsibility for the safety and wellbeing of themselves and those around them and to fully understand and implement the principles of this HSE policy. 
-    Selecting and engaging contractors and suppliers whose HSE management systems are acceptable to the Company and consistent with this Policy. 
-    Including an HSE performance assessment and requiring a demonstration of continuous commitment to the Policy in the appraisal of Freehill personnel and suppliers. 
-    Providing training, instruction and supervision to Freehill personnel to enable them to attain the knowledge and skill levels necessary to perform their work incident free. 


Application and Compliance 

This Policy applies in all jurisdictions in which the Company operates and responsibility for its application and its implementation rests with all Freehill personnel, as well as to joint venturers engaged in activities under Freehill operational control. Freehill managers and employees are also responsible for stewardship and promotion of this Policy in operations of non-operated joint ventures. 
A breach of this Policy is a serious matter which can result in disciplinary action, including termination of employment or contract. Any Freehill personnel found to have either breached this Policy, failed to report a potential breach of this Policy or misled investigations into potential breaches of this Policy will be subject to disciplinary action. 


Reporting Obligation 

Freehill personnel who suspect or observe any contravention of this Policy, have an obligation to report this immediately to the Company Secretary. No director, officer or employee who in good faith reports a violation of this Policy shall suffer detriment, either actual or threatened, harassment, retaliation or adverse employment or engagement consequence. If a director, officer or employee retaliates against someone who has reported a violation in good faith they will be subject to discipline up to and including termination of employment or services. 


Roles and Responsibility 

The Company's Board of Directors (Board) is responsible for the overall implementation of this Policy and for monitoring compliance with this Policy. This policy will be reviewed regularly and updated as required by the Board. 


Further Information 

For further information, clarification or questions regarding compliance with this Policy, please contact the Company Secretary. 



Adopted by the Board on 21 October 2016.