Over the last ten years our approach to safety has resulted in a five fold decrease in injury rate amongst employees and contractors alike. Our current level of 0.17 injuries per 200,000 hours worked is “best in class” in the industry. According to OSHA data in the US, this is five times lower than the industry average and over ten times lower than the average seen in the utilities, construction and other manufacturing industries. But we aim to better this; our target is to achieve a zero injury rate and make every working day injury free.
CONTAINMENT OF MATERIALS
Safe handling and containment of our chemicals and products is of critical importance to us. To monitor our performance we have developed a measure to give us early warning of any risks and opportunities to improve. Each of the materials we use has a maximum legally permitted level at which its loss into the environment is allowed. However, leakage of materials to that level is extremely rare. Our processes, operating procedures and working practices are all designed to secure containment of all products and raw materials. The loss of containment of any materials is extremely rare but each has a level that is legally reportable to the authorities We closely monitor all systems and we have internal reporting systems that trigger full internal investigation and reporting where there is any loss of containment that is 10% of the reportable level. We call these LOC 10’s. Over the last 8 years, we have reduced the frequency of these minor losses by over a factor of four.