The Group’s rigorous health & safety management and reporting processes have brought about a significant reduction in all types of accidents and in the number of people involved in accidents. The last recorded ‘lost time’ accident was in January 2012. We believe that our focus on addressing the causes of accidents, and our insistence on the adherence to best practice and procedures, has played a part in our improved performance. Although we are proud of this achievement, our work will continue to ensure every effort is made to maintain this record.
There are Health & Safety Committees in every Group company and a Group Health & Safety Committee which instructs and reviews audit visits, monitors compliance with Group policies, ensures those policies are kept up to date and encourages best practice. Representatives of companies with leading health & safety performances are invited to attend meetings to share their experiences and best practice.
The Group Health & Safety Manager co-ordinated independent audits of all our main sites in 2012. He also worked to create stronger links with site health & safety officers and this helped centres improve their scores in our rolling programme of internal audit inspections.
Our consistent reporting processes have now been in place for more than eight years, allowing performance over time to be measured. Every accident is reported and this is a key part of our control environment.
Health & Safety Accident Reporting Statistics
|Average total employees in the Group (full time equivalents)||4,581||5,102||5,502||6,146|
|Employees involved in accidents||120||152||252||273|
|Employees with RIDDOR reportable accidents||6||18||33||30|
|Total working days lost through accidents||35||212||533||881|