AGL’s aspiration for health and safety is zero harm to our people.
The total injury frequency rate (TIFR) for employees increased from 4.1 in FY2015 to 4.3, falling short of our target of 2.8. The total injury frequency rate for contractors increased from 3.3 in FY2015 to 10.9. The combined TIFR for both employees and contractors increased from 3.8 to 6.2. The increase in the combined TIFR indicates that one of the major drivers is contractor-related injuries at AGL Macquarie. Data shows that continued emphasis on hand injuries and manual handling is required.
In FY2016, there were 18 employee and 19 contractor significant incidents (defined as incidents classified as ‘high risk’ or above), representing no change and a 24% decrease respectively compared to FY2015 (18 employee and 25 contractor significant incidents). The data indicates that in relation to significant incidents, the major area of focus needs to remain on reducing working at heights breaches, falling objects and permit process related events.
Visit AGL’s FY2016 Sustainability Report to view AGL’s current and historical performance across a range of safety indicators, including total injury frequency rate, lost time injury frequency rate, medical treatment injury frequency rate, occupational injury frequency rate and injury severity rate.
A new program of HSE Walks and Technical Interactions was trialled during FY2016 and will be implemented across the business in FY2017. The program is aimed at promoting visible leadership to drive a positive culture by promoting safe behaviours and rectifying unsafe behaviours. For the period 1 April to 30 June 2016, there were 706 Health and Safety Walks, 82 Environment Walks and 221 HSE Technical Interactions.