The Local Buying Program recently facilitated road safety works on BHP Yandi mine. Traditional Owner Supplier, Cundaline Resources Pty Ltd and Fulton Hogan Industries Pty Ltd, were engaged via the Program to repair roadways and culverts at Yandi mine, and re-seal the road to ensure safer driving conditions.
BHP provided very clear and precise instructions for the supplier and facilitated the supplier’s visit to the site to discuss the scope of works and view the area, including inspection of the section of road to be replaced. This ensured the supplier had the best possible start to the project with all the necessary information. The supplier is experienced on-site which minimized risks and reduces the time required for inductions and training prior to work starting.
By registering as a supplier with the Local Buying Program, Indigenous Businesses can broaden their customer base while also ensuring greater visibility across BHP assets in the Pilbara region. Securing the services of small, local business contributes to the sustainability of the regional community in which BHP operates.
“Once we sourced the supplier on the LBP portal, they attended site to scope out the works required. The scope of work was fairly basic and the supplier had no problems in getting the job done” said Craig Roughley, Maintenance Supervisor WAIO/Minerals Australia/NPI.