GROUP SUSTAINABILITY REPORT

2019

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Safety performance

OUR SAFETY PERFORMANCE FOR FY2019 IS ENCOURAGING AND CONFIRMS THE ROBUSTNESS OF OUR HSE FRAMEWORK.

Most pleasingly, the Group recorded zero fatalities and maintained a world-class safety performance. An increasing number of our projects and businesses are performing at a world-class level. That this was achieved with a project portfolio of more than 100 projects around the world is a remarkable outcome.

Our LTIFR improved 17% to 0.71 however the TRCR deteriorated 2% to 4.02.

During the year, we continued to record positive trends in most lead indicators, including fewer high potential incidents and violations of our critical safety standards.

In Australia, we took a 30% stake in Insig Technology, a specialist in the application of automation technology. This partnership is expected to provide significant competitive advantage in our contract mining operations, including in reducing safety risk.

GRAYSTON TEMPORARY WORKS COLLAPSE

In our previous reports to stakeholders we reported on circumstances around the tragic incident that occurred in October 2015 at our Grayston temporary works project in Sandton, Johannesburg.

The formal and public inquiry, established by the Department of Labour to investigate the incident, concluded its work in September 2018 and we are awaiting its report.

Platform safety performance

We continuously benchmark our safety performance against that of clients and industry peers. Oil & Gas outperformed its peers and clients in its sector and Underground Mining and Power & Water were among the top performers in their respective markets.

Underground Mining
  • Recorded a 43% improvement in LTIFR.
  • Achieved sustained improvement in TRCR.
  • Cementation USA achieved thirty-nine monthswithout a lost time injury.
Oil & Gas
  • Recorded a LTIFR of 0.17 (FY2018: 0.14).
  • Total Recordable Incident Rate deteriorated to 1.53 (FY2018: 1.47).
  • Achieved 11 consecutive months without a lost time injury and delivered seven engineering, procurement and construction (“EPC”) projects with Zero Harm.
  • Focused on lead indicators, real-time reporting and maintaining high engagement among employees.
  • Received the 2019 Group CE Recognition Award for the best safety performance in the Group.
Power & Water
  • LTIFR increased to 0.40 (FY2018: 0.12), mostly due to a significant reduction in hours worked as the Medupi and Kusile projects come to an end.
  • Achieved a TRCR of 1.19 (FY2018: 0.98).
  • Delivered an excellent safety performance, despite the potential instability of project demobilisation.

  Safety indicators in the key data table
ANNUAL LTIFR (per million hours)
GROUP CRITICAL SAFETY STANDARDS VIOLATION FREQUENCY RATE (per million hours)
VISIBLE FELT LEADERSHIP ENGAGEMENTS FREQUENCY RATE (per million hours)
HIGH POTENTIAL INCIDENTS FREQUENCY RATE (per million hours)