Zero Harm

Our people and the environment are our highest priorities

Founded on the deeply held value of Zero Harm, Otraco is focused on ensuring that all teams return home safely to their families at the end of their working day.


Our approach to safety

We are committed to providing a safe work environment through our systems and processes, as well as training and supervision – ensuring that our people remain safe from injury and risks to their health.

Central to our management of risk is our Safety Management System known as the OMS (Otraco Management System), which incorporates our health and safety, environmental sustainability, and quality management policies, standards and procedures.

Our OMS is externally certified to AS/NZS 4801:2001, BS OHAS 18001:2007, ISO 14001:2004 and ISO 9001:2008.

We are constantly working to improve our current Zero Harm procedures, incorporating lessons learnt internally and throughout the wider industry, as well as researching and implementing new and innovative methods. Moving us beyond compliance to best practice.

Critical risk management

Critical risk management is a practical approach to improving managerial control over unlikely but potentially catastrophic events by focusing on the implementation and effectiveness of critical controls.

In 2016 Otraco developed a number of bowties to capture earthmover tyre specific fatal risk scenarios, causes and controls. Based on this analysis we created in-field critical control verification tools for supervisors and managers to ensure critical controls are in place and that they are effective.

Otraco has also been an active member of the Mineral Council of Australia's Tyre Fatalities Working Group since March 2015. Otraco played a fundamental role in supporting the working group through the development of two discussion papers on the history of significant injuries and fatality events within the industry.

Importance of critical risk management in tyre maintenance

Working with tyres is ten times more likely to result in a fatality. Of the fatalities, non-tyre fitters are almost three times more likely to be killed than experienced tyre fitters.

Source: Vol 1 Tyre Related Events in Mining – 2016

Recognised global leader

Setting the standard in global tyre safety leadership, our commitment to Zero Harm is regularly recognised by customers, one example being the 2017 Safety Award from Swakop Uranium in Namibia.

Above image shows Otraco Team at Swakop Uranium Mine Site, Namibia

Downer health and safety

Otraco complies with Downer’s health and safety, and environmental commitments. For more information please visit Downer Group Health and Safety


Head Office

491 Abernethy Road
T: +61 8 6274 7200

Otraco Tyre Training Centre

491 Abernethy Road
T: +61 8 9251 3100

Otraco South America

AV. del Valle Sur 524, Of. 404
Huechuraba, Santiago
T: +56 2 3221 0170

Otraco Southern Africa

c/o Buikgord Street & Disselboom Avenue
Wapadrand Extension 7, Pretoria
T: +27 12 803 0277