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KINNECT goes International with Pacific Aluminium

Announcements 27 Oct 2015

In July this year, KINNECT traveled to three work sites and two countries to deliver a customised job dictionary and high risk task analysis project for Pacific Aluminium a subsidiary of Rio Tinto.

Pacific Aluminium operates four smelter sites across Australia and New Zealand and at their Gladstone site alone they produce over 570,000 tonnes of aluminium per annum.

Starting in Boyne Smelters Limited in Gladstone, Senior Consultant Joel Wockner began gathering data over a four day onsite investigation into the job role of a Pot Room Operator.

Joel repeated this process at their Bay Bell operation in Tasmania and traveled to New Zealand Aluminium Smelters Limited operation based at Tiwai Point to complete KINNECT’s first international project.

Joel, an Accredited Exercise Physiologist stated that the customisation of this project was unique because of the level of analysis completed.

“What makes this project unique is the level of detail, and working with just the one company across multiple sites for the same purpose in developing a tool that is very specific for that job role and minimising risk,” Joel said.

Once completed, it is anticipated that this customised tool will assist Pacific Aluminium in improving return to work turnaround times and assist in the prevention of injuries caused by the performance of high risk manual tasks.

Joel believes the exclusivity of consulting on this large scale project will produce optimal results for Pacific Aluminium and its staff.

“To have the one consultant conduct the assessment and assist in building such a risk mitigation tool will undoubtedly reduce the risk of musculoskeletal injuries and streamline return to work processes.”

Work with Pacific Aluminium is still ongoing, with an expected completion over the next few weeks.

Following the TasNetworks project in February and our ongoing work with Pacific Aluminium, KINNECT continues to demonstrate why we are sought after by many large Australian organisations to deliver tailored Injury Prevention, Management and Health solutions.



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