07 4952 4184
153 Boundary Road, Ooralea, Mackay Qld
PO Box 5606 Mackay MC Qld 4741
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Initiatives

Resource Industry Network provides a number of initiative groups for all their members.

WH&S Group

The Workplace Health and Safety Group (WH&S) aims to support great safety leadership and behaviour within the Resource Industry Network membership base to ensure that employees are safer and fewer injuries occur in the workplace.

This will be achieved by:

  • Influencing industry to make the workplace safer
  • Provide tools and information for companies to achieve practical safety outcomes on a daily basis
  • Provide mentoring and networking to Resource Industry Network members
  • Provide guidance for companies who want to get up to a minimum safety standard
  • Be recognised as an industry body with a positive influence to other industry bodies
  • Ensuring to educate member’s as to the ‘intent & why’ of great safety in the workplace
  • Drive great safety behaviour within the membership base

A key initiative of the WH&S Group is the Safety Conference which was successful held in March 2015.

The WH&S Group is chaired by G&S Engineering CEO Mick Crowe. 


Export Group

The Resource Industry Network export group was established in 2003 with the aim of supporting local businesses to expand their products into the international market.

The recent demand from the Bowen Basin has focused local businesses on local markets. This has seen the development of innovative products and services from member companies that have the potential to be sold into international markets.

Exporting will provide a company with prospects for growth in profits and competitiveness. The Australian market is open to international forces so if a company is successful in Australia there is a good chance the product or service will meet international competition.

Resource Industry Network’s Export Group objectives are to:

  • Increase awareness of opportunities existing overseas to Resource Industry Network members
  • Assist member’s to ‘future proof’ their business by exporting and not place full reliance on local markets
  • Provide members of the group access to experienced mentors
  • Enable member’s to participate in trade missions overseas with experienced exporters to investigate the market
  • Networking with other Resource Industry Network members who are both new, and experienced exporters
  • Provide support to participants including identiļ¬cation of risks associated with international trade
  • Facilitate opportunities to meet Trade Commissioners
  • Promote the regions image and capability to the international market
  • Provide first level information on projects and business opportunities overseas
  • Facilitate functions/events to host visiting international delegates

If you are interested in participating please contact Resource Industry Network on (07) 4952 4184.

 

Supply Chain Panels

Proudly presented by Resource Industry Network and AusIndustry

The Supply Chain Panel Sessions bring small and medium sized businesses together with procurement expertise and knowledge from the resources sector to review their businesses practices, present themselves to experts and receive valuable feedback.

The aim of the Panel Sessions is to present to eligible members a significant opportunity to connect with experienced leaders in procurement and gain the type of in-depth knowledge required for them to bemore competitive in the current market.

The free Panel Sessions also facilitate a connection between Resource Industry Network members and the Resource Houses. Participants are given the opportunity to make a 5 minute presentation to a panel of 5 industry leaders and then receive feedback and advice in a relaxed and informal setting so they can have a better opportunity to engage with resource houses and learn the strategies to win potential work.

Currently, the Panel Sessions are run every three months.

 

Eligibility

To be eligible to participate, Resource Industry Network members must first undertake the Resource Industry Supply Chain Index (RISCI) Program, facilitated by AusIndustry.

Free to members, RISCI is a business assessment tool, developed to assist Australian business owners/managers to see how they fit into the resources sector supply chain and how ready they are to enter or
expand within this market.

RISCI includes 92 questions based on Resource Sector Pre-Qualification documents and measures:
1. Business Capability as required by the Resource Sector.
2. Market Readiness required to enter the Resource Sector

To register your interest, or to become a Resource Industry Network member, phone 4952 4184.