THE NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) recently honoured Mt Arthur Coal for going above and beyond to help their volunteer firefighter workers assist the community in the recent bushfire events across Australia.
And, the Muswellbrook mine site was officially recognised as a NSW RFS Supportive Employer.
"I know having staff called away at short notice, sometimes having to down tools in the middle of a job or leaving the office for extended periods, puts pressure on workplace productivity," NSW RFS Deputy Commissioner Rob Rogers said.
"I'd like to thank all employers who provide leave to NSW RFS volunteers.
"The NSW RFS Supportive Employers Program recognises businesses who generously grant volunteers leave to attend emergency incidents during work hours without financial disadvantage and also implement measures such as specialised leave or promoting volunteering achievements."
Mt Arthur Coal general manager Adam Lancey reiterated his thanks to all MAC employees who continually dedicate their time to protecting communities across the state.
"This recognition is for all our NSW RFS volunteers who work at MAC," he said.
"While many employees were able to make use of our emergency service leave entitlements, we also recognise that equally as many employees were volunteering at fire events during their time off and we extend our gratitude to all volunteers for their efforts."