RACI Project Management

Foster accountability at all levels by leveraging RACI project management
Foster accountability at all levels by leveraging RACI project management


Foster accountability at all levels by leveraging RACI project management

Safety is a paramount concern in all mining operations. The use of RACI matrices and an escalation process have long been a familiar element of mining in safety programs. However, this fundamental clarity is often missing when ranking opportunities in operations, maintenance, supply chain and other departments. When each team and individual understands their role, the chance of near-misses, incidents and accidents is significantly reduced.

Mining companies operate within a complex web of regulations and environmental standards. Different departments and personnel may be responsible for different aspects of compliance, such as environmental impact assessments, health and safety regulations, and permitting. A RACI matrix and effective department handover processes are essential to ensure that all necessary tasks are assigned and completed to maintain compliance – avoiding bottlenecks, delays, and inefficiencies that impact productivity and profitability.

Today, many mining companies are adopting digital tools and software solutions to streamline and automate RACI and department handover processes. These tools can include project management software, workflow automation platforms, and communication tools. They help ensure that roles are clearly defined and highlight when these expectations are not met.

Key Client Challenges:

  1. How can we ensure that safety protocols and responsibilities are clearly defined and communicated in RACI matrices and during department handovers to minimize accidents and incidents on-site?
  2. What are the best practices for standardizing RACI matrices and handover procedures across different mining projects and sites to ensure consistency and reduce confusion?
  3. How can we effectively train our workforce to understand and use RACI matrices and department handovers, especially when we have a diverse and geographically dispersed team?
  4. What role can digital tools and technology play in improving the efficiency and effectiveness of RACI matrices and department handovers, and how do we select the right software or platforms for our needs?
  5. What strategies can we implement to encourage better collaboration and communication between departments during handovers, particularly when there may be historical issues or conflicts between teams?
  6. How do we ensure that data is accurately transferred between departments during handovers, and what steps can we take to integrate data systems for smoother transitions?
  7. What are the key performance indicators (KPIs) and metrics we should use to measure the success of our RACI matrices and department handover processes, and how do we analyze the data effectively?

Clarifying roles and responsibilities in RACI matrices and during department handovers is vital. As much as possible, ambiguity must be eliminated, ensuring that each team member understands their specific tasks and accountabilities.

Mining companies are investing in training and development programs to educate their employees about the importance of RACI matrices and department handovers. This includes training on how to create effective matrices, communicate handover information, and use digital tools effectively.

These new ways of working ultimately need cooperation and buy-in from employees to result in lasting change. At Unison Mining, our experts can work with your team to ensure that the incentives, KPIs and expectations at every organizational level are aligned with these new ways of working, instilling behavior changes that are necessary for sustainable change in your organization.

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Operational Goal Setting

Set defined and objective goals for each team and department to align expectations and assess performance.
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Root Cause Management

Diagnose underlying problems, errors, and deviations within your mining processes using root cause analysis.
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Energy Efficiency

Reduce energy consumption to comply with environmental regulations and reduce costs.
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Finance & Budgeting

Set up budgeting and cost controls to weather fluctuating commodity prices and operating costs.
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Real Time Controls

Monitor and oversee mining operations in real time by leveraging automation technology.
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Contracts & Contractor Management

Select and manage contract service providers with tactful negotiation and performance monitoring.
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Unit Cost Management

Control for costs associated with the delivery of a unit of a mineral or metal.
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Issue Escalation

Provide issue escalation systems to workers to allow timely resolutions and avoid disruptions to mining operations.
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RACI Project Management

Foster accountability at all levels by leveraging RACI project management
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Our mining experts have experienced first-hand the day-to-day complexities and issues that arise at the mining face, giving them a higher level of understanding and insight to meet your challenges.

Practical Solutions

By implementing level-appropriate transformation tools, our behavioral and cultural change methodologies, data management, and analytics, our goal is to create a sustainable and positive impact on your mining operations.


We go beyond strategy to offer a direct and measurable approach to success. Our commitment extends to delivering real business outcomes and helping your team sustain those changes for the long haul.

Ensure accountability across departments in your organization with clear and defined responsibilities.

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