Continued efforts maintain Dietsmann’s good HSE performance in 2015

The continued efforts of its employees to prevent work accidents and their disciplined safe working attitude resulted in further improvements to Dietsmann’s HSE performance in 2015 – an LTIF of 0.08 for a total of 12.5 million man-hours worked and a TRIR of 0.64.

The LTIF and the TRIR are the two key safety indicators. The LTIF (Lost-time Injury Frequency Rate) is defined as the number of lost-time injuries and fatalities per million hours worked. The TRIR (Total Recordable Incident Rate) is defined as the overall number of recordable incidents (lost time injuries plus fatalities, medical treatment cases and restricted workday cases) per million hours worked.

This is a very good HSE performance in a year in which Dietsmann not only developed its operations to include new sites and expanded in a new geographical region but was also under constant pressure from clients to reduce costs.

Reducing costs is important in the current economic situation. But, as far as Dietsmann is concerned, not as important as maintaining safety standards. Peter Kütemann, Dietsmann’s President & CEO: “Of course we are doing our best to reduce costs. But there comes a point when further cost reductions would jeopardize quality and, as a result, safety. And that’s where we draw the line. We do not consider any accident to be ‘acceptable’. When it comes to safety we make no compromises.”

Dietsmann is committed to protecting people, preventing pollution and safeguarding the environment and, since it was founded nearly 40 years ago, has continuously striven to create and maintain a Safety Culture throughout the organization. Awareness campaigns on subjects such as Safety, Health and Environment are implemented on a regular basis. Key Performance Indicators and targets for HSE issues are set together with clients and measured, benchmarked and reported against the best available standards stipulated by national and international legislation. All employees receive adequate and appropriate training to enable them to perform their duties in a safe manner and are encouraged to participate in the continuous improvement of HSE performance.

Peter Kütemann: “Properly trained people, experience and expertise built-up over decades and the best available technologies: that’s how you increase an asset’s uptime and ensure its long-term cost-effectiveness in these difficult times without compromising its integrity or safety.”

Significant Safety Achievements And Safety Awards In 2015
During 2015 significant safety awards and records were achieved in the Republic of Congo, Gabon, Libya and Nigeria:

In the Republic of Congo:

  • 5,000,000 hours without LTI on Total contract in September 2015

In Gabon:

  • 8,500,000 hours without LTI on Total GMC contract in December 2015
  • 2,300,000 hours without LTI on Shell Gabon contract in November 2015

In Libya:

  • 4,300,000 hours without LTI at Mellitah Complex (onshore site) in December 2015

In Nigeria:

  • 7,200,000 hours without LTI at OKPAI (onshore site) in December 2015
  • 2,500,000 hours without LTI in April 2015 at AFAM (onshore site)

 

Health and safety campaigns

World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2015
As in previous years, all Dietsmann businesses and subsidiaries participated actively in the World Day for Safety and Health at Work. The focus of the activities at Dietsmann’s offices and offshore and onshore sites was the Dietsmann Safety culture program. “Our Safety culture: zero accidents!”

The Dietsmann 12 Safe Maintenance Rules
Dietsmann is fully committed to compliance with the most stringent health, safety and environment (HSE) standards and applies all its clients’ safety rules when working on site. But Dietsmann is also committed to continuous improvement. Which is why, in June 2014, Dietsmann started a 12-month HSE campaign focusing on 12 safe maintenance rules that relate directly to the Company’s core business and address the key risks faced by Dietsmann’s employees. The 12 safe maintenance rules are fully integrated into and applied during the day-to-day operations of every employee and are included in Dietsmann’s HSE Management System.
The ‘Dietsmann 12 Safe Maintenance Rules’ campaign has been promoted in seven languages. Training sessions focusing on one rule per month continued until June 2015.

If you would like more information about Dietsmann’s HSE performance in 2015, go to the Sustainability section of Dietsmann’s website at www.dietsmann.com/ungc and download the “UNGC – Dietsmann Communication on Progress” Report in PDF format.