As a responsible employer, we take the health and safety of our employees seriously. We are proud to have an excellent record of safety in our workplaces, but we continue to track our accident incidence rate as a key performance indicator, with local health and safety managers conducting regular audits and employee training and recommending improvements in working practices to maintain a safe workplace. A number of our UK offices have achieved certification to OHSAS 18001.
- To ensure that everything that is reasonably practicable is done to prevent personal injury and to maintain a safe working environment.
- To provide and maintain plant and equipment, all service installations, systems of work, a workplace and a working environment which are safe and without risk to health.
- To ensure that the involvement of all employees is promoted by demonstrating clear senior management commitment, staff consultation, provision of awareness and training programmes and ensuring the necessary safety devices are in place.
- To ensure that sub-contractors and suppliers utilise sound health and safety practices.
- To check the effectiveness of such measures on a regular basis.
Potential product-related health and safety issues are considered as part of the product design process and continuous improvement programmes focused on health and safety aim to reduce accidents and injuries at our sites to as low a level as reasonably practical.
In 2018, we standardised the recording of health and safety data across the Group to conform with the guidance of the UK Institute of Occupational Safety and Health. The number of reportable accidents remains low, as shown on the chart adjacent.”