Our ambition is to become a leader in safety, and to create a workplace without fatalities, injuries or occupational diseases.
We believe that a zero-harm environment is achievable, and that all fatalities, occupational diseases and injuries are preventable. We expect managers to help create safe workplaces by applying effective controls, with critical controls for fatal and catastrophic hazards. Our risk management process is a comprehensive, robust and well-tested framework.
We expect our people to come to work medically, emotionally and physically fit, and to follow health and safety instructions. We emphasize each individual's responsibility for their own safety and that of their colleagues. Everyone, both employees and contractors, receives training on safety, and how to apply our policies and procedures. If any of our people are injured, we help them to get rehabilitated and reintegrated into the workplace as soon as possible.
Our SafeWork initiative is a global program focusing on changing attitudes towards safety to bring about sustainable long-term change.
The program revolves around 12 principal hazards identified at our operations, and implements life-saving behaviours and protocols developed to target these hazards. Group-wide implementation commenced during 2014.
SafeWork key components
|1. Fatal hazard protocols||address the most common causes of fatalities and serious injuries within the industry. They will be implemented in order of priority.|
|2. Life-saving behaviours||encourage workers to focus on hazards with the highest potential for serious injury or fatality and the critical safety behaviours that must be followed.|
|3. Supporting tools||include universal risk awareness training, virtual reality training materials on each fatal hazard, and other training aids.|
|4. Empowering our people||encouraging first-line supervisors to take responsibility for their work areas, manage technical safety aspects, and motivate safe behaviours.|