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 IMS, which incorporates our health and safety, environmental sustainability, and quality management policies, standards and procedures.

Our Otraco Management System is externally certified to ISO 9001:2015 , ISO 14001:2015 , ISO 45001:2018.

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


Head Office

91 Rudd Street
OXLEY Qld 4075

T: 1800 OTRACO (687 226)

Otraco Training Centre

491 Abernethy Road


T: +61 8 6274 7200


Otraco Southern Africa

c/o Buikgord St & Disselboom Ave
Wapadrand Extension 7, Pretoria
Gauteng Province

T: +27 12 803 0277

Otraco South America

Avenida Alberto Terraza
Manzana G, Sitio 1 C,
Galpón 4,
Puerto Seco – Calama