OUR PEOPLE

Equinox Gold’s greatest responsibility

Protecting the health and safety of our employees, contractors and communities is Equinox Gold’s greatest responsibility. We are committed to operating a safe workplace and ensuring that our projects bring long-lasting health benefits to local communities.

A Culture of Safety & Responsibility

Leadership and training

Equinox Gold strives to create a safety culture at each of its projects, with safety and leadership training and the implementation of robust safety policies and procedures.

The Company’s culture of shared responsibility encourages team members to take responsibility for their own safety and the safety of their co-workers. Every day starts with a safety meeting, and the Company ensures its team members have the knowledge, skills and equipment that they need to operate safely.

A culture of safety

A culture of shared responsibility
 

Safety record

Equinox Gold team members are empowered to speak up and voice their concerns, and then work together to find a safer way to carry out their tasks.

At Equinox Gold’s Aurizona Mine, the team completed construction of the mine with no lost-time injuries, with more than 1.8 million construction hours worked during 2018 and the first half of 2019. Mesquite achieved a milestone in November 2019 of working more than three years with no lost-time injuries.

Equinox Gold achieved excellent safety results during 2019, working more than 3.3 million hours across its Aurizona, Mesquite and Castle Mountain sites with two lost-time injuries.

Leagold’s Los Filos Mine continued with significant improvement on safety performance. In 2019, the lost-time injury frequency rate was reduced 76% from the previous year; and from 2017, it was reduced by 84%. The Fazenda Mine reached a milestone in 2019 of 1.64 million manhours worked without a lost-time injury.

From a merged-company perspective, Equinox Gold’s total recordable injury frequency rate for the combined Leagold and Equinox Gold assets was 1.07 per 200,000 hours worked during 2019.

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