Each year, we identify and assess risks across the Group and create risk maps for all our working processes and locations. We then develop detailed programmes to help us reduce these risks. We follow a Shift Risk Assessment (SRA) model to raise employee awareness of workplace dangers, manage risks promptly, and control the accuracy of our risk assessments. We implement SRA most rigorously in hazardous operational areas, for example automobile transport, mines, and plant and power supply.
We strive for a ‘zero harm’ culture, in which every employee takes personal responsibility for their own safety as well as that of their colleagues. We continually promote excellent safety behaviours to ensure all our people and contractors work in a safe environment. We invest heavily in safety training, and strive to meet the most stringent international health and safety standards.
Who is responsible
While we are encouraged that the overall number of fatalities has reduced by 1.5 times year-on-year, and that our LTIFR decreased by 14% compared to 2015, we will continue to dedicate significant resources and implement additional measures to do all we can to safeguard our employees from future injury.
Training and engaging employees is critical to establishing safe practices. Our human resources team has created an HR management system that defines procedures for recruiting and assigning employees with specific skills, and providing training to develop skills. We also clarify competence requirements for each relevant job description.
Our heads of business units identify training needs, and we train specialists in occupational health and industrial, electric and fire safety. We also provide refresher and special-purpose training.
In 2016, 10,837 employees (100% of all our workers) attended safety courses; 9,100 (84% of total headcount) underwent mandatory training; 1,069 (10%) received risk management and safety behaviour training; while 668 (6%) were trained on safety culture.
To engage and motivate employees further, we run contests to improve safety, and we reward departments that achieve zero occurrences and incidents. We also publish our ‘safety barometer’ in our corporate newspaper, and on information desks and portals.