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Organisational Health and Safety
Health and Safety Performance
AGL’s commitment to safety is one of the core values
underpinning the way we do business.
Approach
Providing a safe and healthy workplace for our employees and
contractors is a key priority for AGL. Safety performance is regularly
monitored by the executive team and at the AGL Board level through
the quarterly meetings of the Safety, Sustainability and Corporate
Responsibility Committee. Safety performance is also reviewed in
leadership and team meetings across the business.
A health, safety and environmental (HSE) management system
(known as ‘Life Guard’), documents AGL’s framework of policies,
standards, guidelines and procedures for consistent and continuous
improvement in health, safety and environmental performance, and
is a key element of ensuring compliance with HSE legislation.
AGL’s HSE Strategy and annual HSE Action Plans are built on four
cornerstones which are: leadership, systematic approach, continually
building an active HSE culture, and safe workplaces and equipment.
Further details on the implementation of the AGL HSE Strategy
can be found on page 60.
AGL assesses workplace risks in consultation with employees and,
where appropriate, independent external advisors, and manages
these risks by identifying and implementing suitable controls.
HSE risks are managed as a component of organisation-wide risks,
using the Fully Integrated Risk Management approach. Some of
AGL’s HSE risks include: contact with fixed or moving plant and
equipment; slips/trips; psychological injury; fatigue; musculoskeletal
injury; working remotely; flammable gas; electricity; and customer
contact hazards.
Vision for organisational safety:
AGL’s vision is to have
zero harm.
Drivers:
Safety performance is driven by a systematic approach
to safety strategy, and a workplace culture that actively embraces
safety as a core business value (page 60). Employee wellbeing
(page 62) and employee engagement (page 55) are also key
drivers of safety performance.
Health and Safety Performance
AGL measures and tracks safety performance, using a number of
trailing performance indicators, based on reported safety incidents.
AGL also tracks leading indicators of Health and Safety to provide
insight into trends.
Total injury frequency rate (TIFR)
In FY2012, AGL’s TIFR increased to 6.6, compared to 5.0 in FY2011.
Disappointingly, this means that AGL has not met the FY2012 TIFR
target of 4.0.
The factors contributing to the increase in TIFR include:
>> An increase in “non-event related” injuries, where repetitive
exposure resulted in soft tissue damage or joint deterioration; and
>> An increase in injuries to employees over the age of 50,
particularly in relation to incidents involving slips, trips and falls
and manual handling.
For FY2013, AGL has set a target of having a TIFR lower than 4.9,
to address the negative trend in TIFR and work towards AGL’s vision
of zero harm.
Total injury frequency rate
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5
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FY09
FY10
FY11
FY12
Target
FY13
6.0
2.7
6.6
5.0
Lost time injury frequency rate
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1.0
2.0
3.0
5.0
4.0
2.5
1.2
2.6*
4.2
FY09
FY10
FY11
FY12
Legend
TIFR
Target
Note
Total injury frequency rate (TIFR):
Number of lost time injuries and
medical treatment cases per
1,000,000 exposure hours.
Legend
LTIFR
Target
Note
Lost time injury frequency rate (LTIFR):
Number of lost time injuries per
1,000,000 exposure hours.
*Please note this figure has been
adjusted from the figure reported
in the FY2011 Sustainability Report,
due to the escalation of two injuries
from medical treatment injuries to
lost time injuries.