Mining Security: How Nawakara Tackles PETI

Mining Security: How Nawakara Tackles PETI

In the world of mining security, one of the main security threats that continues to emerge is the practice of Unlicensed Mining (PErtambangan Tanpa Izin) or more commonly referred to using its acronym, PETI. This practice is a problem found all over the world, and Indonesia is no exception. It ranges from mineral to coal mines. 

As is well known, the practice of PETI is considered a problem because it brings a variety of negative impacts. These include reduced state revenue, environmental damage, and conflict with the community.

Both directly and indirectly, this negative impact will certainly be felt by legal mining permit holders. Causing various kinds of losses including reduced productivity.

In Indonesia, the government has taken various preventive measures. One of them is by issuing various rules and regulations that prohibit the practice of PETI. For example, Article 158 of UU 3/2020 states that the perpetrators of unlicensed mining will be sentenced to a maximum of 5 (five) years in prison and a maximum fine of one hundred billion rupiah.

However, the practice of PETI is still rampant. This is considering that according to data collected by the Directorate General of Mineral and Coal, there are 2,741 PETI locations (both mineral and coal) throughout Indonesia.

Thus, handling it requires collaboration from various parties. This includes parties whose services are used by mining license holders to carry out mine security, such as Nawakara.

Then, how does Nawakara handle PETI?

Early Detection, Early Prevention

The practice of PETI definitely requires planning that involves elements from various parties. Thus, PETI is not something that happens suddenly.  

At Nawakara, we have an Early Detection, Early Prevention framework that is implemented in securing a wide variety of industries, including in securing mining. 

Through this framework, we always endeavor to maintain good relations with various stakeholders in the vicinity of the mining area. These stakeholders include neighboring community leaders, local officials, and the police.

In relation to PETI practices, an understanding of the demographics around the mining area is expected to provide important information that is considered to potentially lead to PETI practices.

This information is not only important for Nawakara to take precautionary measures, but also for our client mining license holders to create internal policies that can mitigate the occurrence of PETI practices. 

Strategic Security Approach

In the event that PETI practices have occurred, a strategic security approach is needed to ensure that security measures are carried out optimally and on target and avoid other security threats that could potentially arise in the process of controlling it.

Based on our more than 20 years of experience in mining security, we realize that the occurrence of PETI practices tends to be based on social and economic issues.

Illegal miners choose to engage in unlawful and generally dangerous activities for themselves due to lack of other employment options. This situation is then utilized by irresponsible individuals to reap personal benefits. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for these individuals to also come from the employees or workers of mining license holders who are our clients.

For this reason, Nawakara’s PETI handling measures aim not only to curb the current practice, but also as a long-term solution that mitigates the recurrence of PETI practices.

The first step in how Nawakara addresses PETI practices is to identify the number, location and parties involved. Due to the vast mining area and the number of parties involved, this detailed identification can take up to 6 months to provide the right solution. We will also carry out security if we find individuals who come from employees or workers of mining license holders involved.

Once the information is obtained, we together with our client will coordinate with the authorities, such as the police and local government, to then conduct socialization with the perpetrators of PETI practices to leave the location. In the enforcement, we function as a supporting organ by becoming a consultant for the authorities.

After that, mine security activities such as tightening access control and joint daily routine patrols are carried out to prevent the occurrence of PETI practices in the same location as well as monitoring in other locations within the mining area.

As such, our client can focus its attention on its core business: mine production.

Nawakara Mining Safeguards

Nawakara’s mining security services are certainly not limited to handling PETI, but also other security threats that can be found in the mining sector. Based on Security Risk Assessment (SRA), Nawakara can provide optimal tailor-made mining security services for you.

Contact us for more information about Nawakara mining security.


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