BHP – Yandi Mining New to Industry Truck Operator Program
The Yandi Mining New To Industry Truck Operator Program has enabled BHP to tackle a number of key operational challenges, including skills shortages on the open labour market, the need to increase female participation rates and the requirement to staff a South Flank operation that continues to ramp up while Yandi ramps down. Since the program began in 2019, it has helped increase female representation in the Yandi team by 20 per cent – including the achievement of gender equity in the load and haul team – while also meeting key safety outcomes as a result of a focus on coaching and mentoring by supervisors. It has also graduated more than 90 operators to the South Flank operation after doing their first nine months at Yandi, with 73 per cent of them being women. BHP now plans on replicating the new-to-industry concept across its WA iron ore sites.