We see it as a primary responsibility to protect and maintain our employees’ occupational health, safety and welfare as part of a commitment to their physical, mental and social wellbeing. We therefore aim to ensure that work does not have a detrimental impact on our employees’ health and safety.
Occupational health and safety is a high priority across the company. There is a clear understanding of the key occupational health and safety conditions to be managed in the workplace.
Integrated management systems to respond to these conditions are well established and we continue to strive for world's best practice in the Occupational Health and Safety fields.
We are committed to two clear objectives in OH&S management:
- a drive for zero accidents and injuries, and
- to recognise and reward safety performance
We do not set phased accident reduction targets, as we believe these could risk encouraging a tolerance of 'acceptable' accident levels.
Our measure of performance is the standard international metric, the Lost Workday Case (LWC), which allows us to compare our performance with competitors and other international companies.
Our aim is to continue driving LWC rates downward through proactive management, and formal risk-assessment techniques, which identify and eliminate potentially dangerous situations before they give rise to accidents.
To assist us to achieve our stated aim, the company has a comprehensive Environment, Health & Safety service. Primary treatment limited to first aid and emergency care and ongoing supportive tertiary care is provided for both work and non work related injuries wherever possible.
Through discussion and benchmarking with others, we aim to continuously improve our Environment, Health and Safety systems. New measurement tools are periodically introduced to assess progress and to help deliver further improvement.