Guernsey Water Annual Report 2016

WorkSafe HomeSafe Many of our activities and assets pose a constant and significant risk to our colleagues; in some cases this has the potential to result in fatal or major injury if these risks are not carefully controlled and managed. Our ’WorkSafe HomeSafe’ initiative was launched in 2015 with the aim of developing a collaborative culture of health and safety throughout our organisation. The foundation for this is our health and safety charter which everyone in Guernsey Water has signed up to. To provide visible support for the initiative our leadership team carry out monthly active management visits to observe and listen to feedback from colleagues carrying out tasks that expose them to health and safety risk. Policy review ’WorkSafe HomeSafe’ also initiated a review of our approach to all high risk areas of work. This has involved close liaison with colleagues across our business to develop policies that are practical, help them to work safely and also meet our legal requirements. The following high risk activities have been reviewed in the last year: • Working in confined spaces • Mechanical lifting • Toxic gas handling • Working at height • Asbestos management • Management of contractors Performance During 2016 our number of reported accidents reduced by 50% when compared to 2015 and throughout the year our average total accident frequency rate 10 trend was downwards. This highlights the benefit of progressing our WorkSafe HomeSafe initiative during the last two years. Despite this very encouraging performance our RIDDOR 11 accident frequency rate 12 increased during 2016, so we have taken steps to address this in our health and safety plan for 2017. No formal legal action was taken by the Health & Safety Executive against Guernsey Water during 2016. Throughout the year our average total accident frequency rate 10 trend was downwards. This highlights the benefit of progressing our WorkSafe HomeSafe initiative during the last two years. STEPHEN LANGLOIS 10 Total AFR = (Total number of accidents per month / Total hours worked) x 100,000 (as 12 month rolling average). 11 Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences (Health and Safety at Work (General) (Guernsey) Ordinance 1987. 12 RIDDOR AFR = (Number of RIDDOR / Total Hours Worked) x 100,000 (as 12 month rolling average). Guernsey Water 2016 Annual Report HEALTH & SAFETY water.gg/ annualreport2016 21 HEALTH & SAFETY REPORTED ACCIDENTS REDUCED BY 50% WHEN COMPARED TO 2015

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