MCKAY DRILLING PERFORMANCE RECOGNITION AWARDS

Every month McKay Drilling recognise the efforts and high performance of employees who have been nominated for the Performance Recognition Awards.  Employees names are put forward by their leaders or peers for work they have done, or for their regular and tireless contribution to the success of the company. This month we had some fantastic nominations and one that stood out is that of the crew working on Rig 11. Rig 11’s crew were the first on the scene of a public [...]


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ISO CERTIFICATIONS AND THE DRILLING INDUSTRY

McKay Drilling’s purpose is to  “deliver drilling services to the exploration and mining sectors accurately, safely, environmentally-responsibly, using compliant and reliable equipment, and profitably”. A key part of the success in achieving our purpose has been the hard work and focus required to obtain and renew as required the certification of four ISO Standards – AS/NZS ISO 9001 – Quality, OHSAS 18001 – Safety, AS/NZS ISO 14001 – Environment & ISO 55001 – Asset Management. Each Standard supports its own benefits, however the common [...]


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GENERAL UPDATE FOR JULY

May and June saw our fleet operating at up to 100% utilisation which was a great result to see out the end of the financial year.  The focus now is on continuing the momentum for the year ahead in a challenging mining industry environment. For our Fleet Maintenance team, 2017 has been one of the busiest start ups in many years, with an increase in activity across all assets we had a busy time working on bringing in some new [...]


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INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY REVOLUTIONISES AUSTRALIAN DRILLING INDUSTRY

The revolutionary state-of-the-art Boart Longyear LF350 Hands-Free Drill Rig is about to radically change the face of the Australian surface drilling industry. McKay Drilling, a WA based drilling industry leader, has introduced the LF350 being the first of its kind in Australia which features complete hands free rod handling. McKay Drilling LF350 Hands-Free Diamond Drilling Rig A decision was made by Managing Director, Mark McKay to diversify the drilling services offered to clients and in doing so he wanted to innovate [...]


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MCKAY DRILLING WINS 2017 BHP IRON ORE SAFETY AWARD

The annual BHP Iron Ore HSEC Awards were held on Thursday 20th July, and McKay Drilling won the Contractor HSEC award for the innovative development of our Hands-Free drills. General Manager Brenton Wallace, along with other members from the Leadership team Aaron Earl, Johnathan Taitt and Gregory Stevenson attended the awards and represented the company. Winning this award is great recognition for all of the hard work our employees have put in.  From the development phase, to the time the technology arrived, troubleshooting and [...]


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