One of Boliden’s goals is the certification of the environmental and occupational safety management system for the Kevitsa mine. At the same time, operations related to the company’s obligations will become more systematic, organised, and better documented.
Preparations for certification began by surveying current conditions. The company’s existing practices, processes, and documentation were evaluated against the requirements of the ISO 14001 and ISO 45001 standards. Ramboll’s evaluation testing tool was utilised as a testing method. As a result of the evaluation, a summary of observations and proposals for development targets and necessary steps were produced.
“Development and certification is driven by a pure desire to improve operations, but it will also strengthen our image as a responsible actor in the mining field. After the evaluation test, we can direct resources to the right steps. At the same time, we are ensuring that the certification requirements are satisfied” says Anniina Salonen, Boliden Kevitsa Mining Oy’s Environmental Specialist.
The LAWLY Service as a Solution for Comprehensive Management
Without an effective monitoring system, comprehensive management is practically impossible. Boliden has decided to implement Ramboll’s LAWLY service as a requirements management tool. The service links the company’s data with all crucial and necessary requirements and enables them to be managed and monitored through the application.
“We obtained a clear to-do list on which to act after a baseline analysis. In turn with LAWLY, we can manage the entire process and receive reminders for what must be done next. LAWLY has created considerable ease and systematisation for our corporate requirements work,” says Salonen.
The LAWLY service is best utilised when it is used actively and data is maintained as development work progresses. Ramboll’s experts are there to provide help and advice if necessary.
“The support we received on a practical level has accelerated the development of our operations and, therefore, the progress towards certification. I myself have found the service’s functions easy to use and its design to be clear. I am very satisfied with Ramboll’s input in our development work and the response time as the project has progressed.”
All Key Mining Operation Requirements Managed by LAWLY
The LAWLY service contains a large amount of mining operations regulations and requirements; for example, regulations and requirements concerning environmental protection and occupational safety. The content includes the obligations over the course of the mine’s entire life cycle – from the necessary permit application for the establishment of the mine until the procedures for ending operations. Use of the service can always be customised to each of the company’s requirements.