Dietsmann recognized for excellent HSE performance in 2011
Breda, the Netherlands, April 11, 2012 – Maintaining good health, safety and environment (HSE) performance is essential in the energy industry. Dietsmann once again demonstrated its HSE expertise in 2011, with only one lost time accident across the entire Group. The company’s outstanding safety performance not only protects lives but also benefits its clients in terms of increased productivity and reduced project costs. The company was again recognized for its achievement in this field, winning an award in Nigeria for its safety performance.
The two key safety indicators are Lost-time Injury Frequency (LTIF) and Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR). LTIF is defined as the number of lost-time injuries and fatalities per million hours worked. TRIR is defined as the number of recordable incidents (fatalities, lost time injuries, medical treatment cases and restricted workday cases) per million hours worked.
The continued efforts of Dietsmann’s employees to avoid work accidents resulted in an exemplary performance of just one Lost Time Injury (LTI), together with a 0.12 LTIF rate, compared a zero score in 2010.
From a total of 8.02 million hours worked, Dietsmann scored a TRIR of 1.37, marginally higher than the 1.23 recorded in 2010.
Safety Award Nigeria
In September 2011, the NetcoDietsmann teams were given a Safety Award at the Okpai site (NAOC Contract for Operation & Maintenance of Independent Power Plant), for recording four million work hours without a single accident involving a lost workday.
The year of your hands
Injuries to employees’ hands still account for the largest proportion of injuries across the group. Dietsmann has therefore launched a specific long-term safety campaign to increase awareness of manual handling dangers and the need to follow safe working practices. The campaign was launched with the theme “2011 – The year of your hands”. It reminded all employees of safe manual handling practices, showed ways of improving working methods, how to avoid risks and prevent accidents involving hands.
Hand-related incidents fell to 46% of all accidents in 2011, from 88% in 2010. This reduction is a clear result of the hand-care awareness campaign we ran in 2011 for all Group activities.
Health and safety campaigns
Dietsmann has always has been strongly committed to improving all health and safety procedures and to mitigating all health and safety risks. In areas where malaria is present, for instance, workers are advised of appropriate malaria prevention measures and provided with treatment when necessary. In 2011, we took this one step further and distributed durable mosquito nets to all of our teams, as well as to the families of our local employees.
World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2011
As in previous years, all Dietsmann businesses and its subsidiaries actively participated in the World Day for Safety and Health at Work on April 28, 2011. The activities were also conducted at our subsidiaries at offshore and onshore sites to explain the risks of working at height.
More information can be found on the ‘Sustainability and HSE’ section of the corporate website at www.dietsmann.com. For more details on our HSE performance in 2011, you can also download our 2011 Annual Report in PDF format.