At Kinross, our top priority is safety and ensuring every employee gets home safe at the end of each shift. Keeping this in mind, Round Mountain recently identified an opportunity to recognize employees’ individual safety efforts with the introduction of the new ‘High Five’ program, which promotes building a safer workplace through employee recognition in an innovative way!
The ‘High Five’ program encourages employees to reward their colleagues when they are making a difference through individual safety-themed nominations in one of five levels. Once an employees’ efforts are recognized, the nominating colleague discusses the initiative with their supervisor, and together they decide which level of ‘High Five’ the employee will receive.
The nominated employee then receives a hard hat sticker that visually demonstrates their commitment to safety and promotes continual safety best practices, and the action is logged in iAuditor.
The ‘High Five’ levels are:
- H5 Level 3 – Life Saver
- H5 Level 2 – Change Maker
- H5 Level 1 – Routine Excellence
- H5 Hand Safety Champion
- H5 Teamwork
“The ‘High Five’ program is a great new safety initiative that recognizes proactive and positive safety behaviors,” said Neil Jensen, Vice-President and General Manager, Round Mountain. “The program encourages employees to recognize their colleagues for best practices in a fun, visual way, and has been very well-received by our team at Round Mountain.”
Special thanks go out to Kathleen Autenrieth, Exploration Manager, for championing this initiative, as well program creators Ann Vath, Brant Paulick, Chase Diller, Danny Buelna, James Wortman, Jay Hodson, Paul Thurman and Troy Hawkins.