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Murray & Roberts achieves a record safety performance

17 April 2013

Johannesburg, 17 April 2013 - Murray & Roberts today completed a year without a fatal incident and for its current financial year to date, reached a record lost time injury frequency rate of 0.81 across the Group. This is a significant achievement and a first since the recording of its safety statistics. 

Group Chief Executive, Henry Laas comments, "The health and safety of our employees, contractors and other stakeholders is of extreme importance to us. Some time ago we set a challenging goal of achieving zero fatalities in a year, across all of our operating entities - a goal which was achieved this morning."

This exceptional safety result was made possible through the cooperation of all Murray & Roberts employees and subcontractors, demonstrating a strong commitment to work safely. This achievement reinforces the belief that it is possible to work injury free.

"In pursuit of our health and safety vision of "Together to Zero Harm", we recognise that the participation and contribution of all our stakeholders are essential. We have committed ourselves to adopt the highest health and safety standards in all our operations," continues Laas.

The Group recognised that a culture change was necessary in order to improve its safety performance and in 2010 appointed DuPont Sustainable Solutions, a global leader in health and safety management, to undertake a comprehensive evaluation of the Group's South African operations against best practice standards. This culture assessment brought about an increased level of health and safety awareness in the organisation and has helped in establishing a common appreciation of where we are and what we need to do to achieve our safety goals.

"We will continue to build a culture of excellence, emphasising the interdependency of safety and productive work, regardless of where we operate across the world," Laas concluded.

For further information contact:

Mr Ed Jardim
Group Communications Executive
Mobile +27 (0) 83 357 6282

Murray & Roberts Client Service
Tel: +27 (0)11 456 1144
Fax: +27 (0)86 637 0113

About Murray & Roberts

Murray & Roberts is a leading South African engineering, contracting and construction services company. It has created employment, developed skills, applied technology and delivered infrastructure since 1902.

The company offers civil, mechanical, electrical, mining and process engineering; general building, construction and infrastructure development services in the global underground mining market and selected emerging markets in the natural resources and infrastructure sectors.

The company operates in Southern Africa, Middle East, Southeast Asia, Australasia and North and South America. The company is based in Johannesburg South Africa, where it has a public listing on the JSE Limited.

Murray & Roberts is a group of world-class companies and brands aligned to the same purpose and vision, and guided by the same set of values.

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