We continuously strive to achieve higher industry standards in all our markets by involving our partners. In most markets, our Group Health and Safety Standard is more stringent than local regulations. Our Group Health and Safety Standard is mandatory and include sixteen principles. It covers aspects such as on-site risk assessment, training, incident management and personal protective equipment (PPE), as well as instructions for the most high-risk construction site work processes. All business units are certified by the ISO 45001 occupational health and safety management system.
Some of our key indicators for monitoring safety performance are: lost time accident rate (LTAR); high potential incidents that could have resulted in fatal accidents (serious near misses); executive safety site visits (ESSV), total case accidents (TCA), severity rate of accidents, and business units’ delivery on improvement plans. Our business units also have local indicators that include training and auditing. Executive safety site visits (ESSV) promote clear and visible leadership. Monthly safety performance follow-up is carried out by the Group Leadership Team and by the Board.
Reducing risk through training and leadership awareness
Skills, training, leadership awareness and a proactive safety culture are key in ensuring greater engagement and safer worksites. The Hierarchy of controls illustrates the transition from a reactive to a proactive approach to safety risks. Our safety management systems include all stages of the hierarch of control. The greatest impact on safety is achieved in the early stages of design and planning, where risks can be effectively eliminated.