We continuously work on improving health and safety standards. Keeping our people safe and fit is good for business.
Regardless of where our people work, we are committed to ensuring their health and safety. Part of the work our employees perform involves risks that need to be carefully managed and regulated and that is a constant challenge and key focus area.
We review health and safety implications in the early stages of product development and when introducing new materials or processes in our manufacturing. We work with suppliers and research institutions to develop safer and more environmentally friendly chemicals, equipment and tools. And we have improved on several areas over the years focusing on physical and behavioral aspects of health and safety. Among other things, we have reduced accident rates significantly through focusing on preventive actions and registering near misses. However, we still want to do better.
Organization and awareness
In 2010 we initiated a thorough scrutiny of our systems and performance to accelerate the improvements and build a safety culture that will support our achievements towards the highest safety standards. One of the first initiatives was the establishment of a top level global safety body chaired by the CEO. This Global HSE Council sets the strategic direction for the safety improvements and represents the top layer of LM Wind Power’s global safety organization that is currently being expanded and renewed on regional as well as site level. The safety groups review and establish policies and procedures and drive safety improvement initiatives with local management to raise awareness and promote safe behavior.
Our safety improvements focus on:
- Policies & Guidelines
- Awareness, Communication and Behavior
The efforts are supported by the implementation of the occupational health and safety management system standard OHSAS 18001 that was initiated in 2011 and is expected completed for all LM Wind Power sites end 2012.
Tracking injuries and absentee rates are key parameters in our People related sustainability reporting. Our global target for the lost time incident rate was 5 in 2010 and the same in 2011 and we see significant progress across the board.