There are vast ranges in literacy levels at the Sierra Rutile operation. The capability to communicate hazards and incidents across the Sierra Rutile workforce is a challenge.
Communication methods have been enhanced by adopting the use of forms that convey messages in different media to the user. Examples include the development of a light vehicle pre-start check sheet and a hazard report form. These forms have minimised the amount of writing required with an increased use of ticks, crosses and circling of pictorial information to indicate hazards and faults.
Application of these forms is supported by practical training in the field and minimal time in a classroom.