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These awareness modules provide an overview of the updated CARs that are in the process of being fully implemented across our operations.

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CAR01: Working at Heights Orientation

Will you work at heights where there is a risk of falling equal to or higher than 1.8m? (does not include elevated work areas and walkways)

CAR02: Light Motor Vehicles Orientation

Do you operate a company owned, leased or rented light motor vehicle (car, suv, pick-up truck, minivan, full sized vans, or buses) while performing service for Vale in public or on Vale roads (including underground and surface mining areas)? (Does not include emergency vehicles)?

NOTE: This RAC applies to the operation of Vale owned, leased and rental light motor vehicles, while at service of Vale. The RAC also applies to service provider vehicles operated as part of a Vale contract in public or Vale roads (including underground and surface mining areas).

Types of light motor vehicles covered include: automobiles, sport utility vehicles, pick-up trucks, minivans, full size vans, and buses (both compact and full size).

This document does not apply to:

  • Vehicles which are not at service of Vale, driven by people who have permission to access the Sites of Vale;
  • Vehicles for emergency response

CAR03: Mobile Equipment Operation Orientation

Do you operate company owned, leased or rented surface and underground mining mobile equipment that circulate on public roads or operating surface or mine areas?

NOTE: Operation of Vale's own, leased or rented surface and underground mining mobile equipment, as well as equipment of service providers that are subject to the scope of Vale's contract and that circulate on public roads operating areas, mining areas and operational routes.

This document does not apply to:

  • Vehicles which are not at service of Vale, driven by people who have permission to access the Sites of Vale;
  • Vehicles for emergency response

CAR04: Lockout/Tagout and No Power Orientation

Do you perform maintenance activities or services where procedures are required for isolation and lockout / tagout of energy sources that ensure the control of potential release of hazardous energy?

NOTE: Maintenance activities and services involving processes and equipment where procedures are required for isolation and lockout / tagout of energy sources that ensure the control of potential release of hazardous energy.

The requirements of this RAC do not apply to:

  • Activities in machinery, equipment and installations where safeguards ensure effective protection of workers from exposure to hazardous energies created by an unexpected energy release and workers do not expose any part of the body to the danger zones associated with the operation of machinery, equipment or installations.
  • Equipment which can be de-energized by unplugging from an electrical outlet, when the person doing service or maintenance has exclusive control of the plug (working alone) and the electricity is the only energy source present.

CAR05: Lifting of Loads Orientation

Do you perform activities associated with lifting of loads using the following types of lifting equipment: cranes, overhead cranes, monorail lifting systems, lifting booms, mobile cranes, hoist and any other lifting equipment or lifting system?

NOTE: Activities associated with the lifting of load by equipment owned, leased or rented by Vale, including service provider lifting equipment that are part of a contract scope with Vale, from the following types of lifting equipment: cranes, overhead cranes, monorail lifting systems, lifting booms, mobile cranes, hoist and any other lifting equipment or lifting system11. It is understood in the scope of the activity of lifting the preparation and modifications made to the equipment and the load to be lifted.

The requirements of this RAC do not apply to:

  • Load transport activities by vehicles or equipment; Example: transport by trucks, trailers, forklifts, etc.
  • During the maintenance12 of load lifting equipment while not in use for lifting, except when, in the maintenance activity there is load lifting;
  • Operation of vehicles designed for lifting loads without being in the lifting activity;
  • People lifting activity

Based on the answers above, you require the following training:

CAR01 - Working at Heights Orientation
CAR02 - Light Motor Vehicles Orientation
CAR03 - Mobile Equipment Operation Orientation
CAR04 - Lockout/Tagout and No Power Orientation
CAR05 - Lifting of Loads Orientation
No CAR Training Required
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