With a wealth of experience in cyanide transportation, Toll was invited by Barrick mining company to provide specialist knowledge in international transportation protocols.
Toll were invited to the highlands of Papua New Guinea by Barrick (Australia Pacific) Ltd to report on the level of compliance to the International Cyanide Management Code Transport Protocols (ICMC) of which Toll has extensive exposure to nationally in Australia.
The ICMC is a voluntary industry program for the gold mining industry, promoting responsible cyanide management, protection of human health and reducing potential environmental impacts.
Toll provides specialist logistics solutions to Orica Mining Chemicals as their prime contractor of cyanide transportation within Australia, ranging from heavily populated areas to remote locations.
Being involved with one of the first companies, Orica Australia Pty Ltd, to receive certification under the code, the Toll team was in a knowledgeable position to provide advice to Barrick on the ICMC compliance.
The audit team looked extensively at all levels of the transport protocol from organisational charts to driver checklists, training records and subcontractor management.
Saying that the team took the time to understand the operation is an understatement as they persevered with the 680km drive through highland terrain with the cyanide convoy to assess the route and to see just how big the potholes could really get!
Following the site visit, Barrick’s newly formed ICMC compliance committee was provided with a comprehensive report on corrective actions and areas for improvement. An invitation was extended to contact Toll at any time if further solutions were needed to provide a complete transport solution for the management of cyanide to the mine site.
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