IBERIA AND LATIN AMERICA ACHIEVE ACCIDENT – FREE MILESTONE
15 September 2017 was a great day for the Iberia & Latin America business unit. It was on that day the entire business achieved a total of 365 days without any lost time incidents due to injury. And by the end of the month, they recorded an Accident Frequency Rate (AFR) of zero for the first time. This trend continues and as of 1 Feb 2018, there have been nearly 500 days in a row without a lost time incident
“With that in mind, we set up plans to renew and continuously improve all our health and safety procedures,” says Julio García-Mina, Managing Director Iberia & Latam business unit “Within five years we reduced the number of accidents by almost 50% and the AFR by almost 60%.”
Julio-Garcia Mina is very satisfied with the progress made in recent years: “Improving HSEQ performance was never going to be a rush job as we have to change culture, behaviours and processes. What we have learned is that this is an ongoing process, and it is crucial we follow two basic rules. Firstly, we will only improve HSEQ standards by involving top management . And secondly, complacency is our worst enemy – if we sit back, accidents will start to happen again.
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