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Organisational safety
Safety performance
Safety is one of the core values underpinning AGL’s
business. Health and safety considerations are integrated
into all business decisions and processes.
Approach
Safety has continued to be a key priority for AGL in FY2011 across
all levels of the organisation. Safety performance is regularly
monitored at the AGL Board level through the quarterly meetings of
the Safety, Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility Committee,
and by the executive team. 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 management practices for consistent
and continuous improvement in health, safety and environment
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 58
.
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; collisions with moving objects;
flammable gas; electricity; and customer contact hazards in the
retail business.
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 58)
. Employee wellbeing
(page
59
), and employee engagement
(page 48)
are also key drivers of
safety performance.
Performance
AGL measures and tracks safety performance, using a number of
trailing performance indicators, based on reported safety incidents.
Total injury frequency rate (TIFR)
In FY2011, AGL’s TIFR increased to 5.0, compared to 2.7 in FY2010.
Disappointingly, the target of achieving a TIFR of 2.5 for FY2011
was not met.
The factors contributing to the increase in TIFR, include:
>> an increase in injuries in employees aged over 45
>> an increase in injuries resulting from falls at the same level,
ergonomic injuries or being hit by a moving object
>> injuries occurring in businesses that have been recently
acquired by AGL
>> the impact of change across the organisation.
For FY2012, AGL has set a TIFR target of 4.0, to continue the long-
term decrease in TIFR towards AGL’s vision of zero harm.
Total injury frequency rate
Lost time injury frequency rate
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Legend
TIFR
Target
Note
Total injury frequency rate (TIFR):
Number of lost times cases 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.