Doug Hood Mining


The company’s ability to attract and retain appropriately skilled, experienced and qualified staff and to develop those less experienced was well demonstrated as principal contractor at Stockton Mine between 2003 and 2009.

That ability led to the expansion of the workforce from around 100 to 450 employees at the peak of the contract.

To achieve that during an extreme shortage of skilled and experienced workers was, amongst other things, due to the capability of our site management & supervisory staff and the development of in-house and unit standard based training programmes, and when necessary, by sourcing and retaining staff from overseas at a time of a world wide shortage of capable mining staff.

Employment agreements were managed with very little disruption to mining activities and were enhanced by the regular presence of the board and management on site serving to reinforce the value of employees to the company.

New projects are seeded with a mix of experienced company employees and recruits from the local and regional workforce. If necessary overseas recruitment drives are put in place.

We utilise capable and experienced management and in-house or contract technical staff encompassing survey, mine planning/scheduling and design, all key contributors to the success of the company.

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