Protecting people

Our performance

KPI  H1 2016 2015 2014 2014/2015 Trend
Number of RIDDOR incidents*  26 incidents 81 incidents 68 incidents

Accident Frequency Rate (AFR)

(new KPI from 2016)

 0.14 AFR      
  • Improvement on prior year performance
  • Performance within a 10% deterioration on prior year
  • Performance 10% or more worse than prior year

*RIDDOR - The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013


Short term (2016) Medium term (2020) Horizon ambition
0.15 AFR 0.1 AFR (LTIR* from 2017) Zero incidents

*LTIR - Lost Time Injury Rate

Commentary on 2015 performance

Unfortunately, our RIDDOR incidents increased significantly in 2015. Careful analysis of the incidents did not highlight any recurring trends, but we believe that the skills shortage currently facing the industry has led to a large inflow of younger or inexperienced workers, a situation which needs to be monitored and addressed.

In 2015 the Board established a health, safety and environment committee, chaired by a non-executive director, to support the Board in monitoring health and safety priorities and processes.

The Group has made improvements in safety communication and training, particularly at senior management level. We have also introduced more targeted training, particularly around behavioural safety.

In 2015 the Group developed a programme for occupational health and wellbeing. We actively participate in the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health’s ‘No Time to Lose’ campaign to prevent exposure to carcinogenic substances and materials. We also support the Chartered Society for Worker Health Protection’s ‘Breathe Easy’ initiative.


Safety or environment incident


  • Adverse negative impact on people or the environment
  • Prosecution, fines, insurance claims, reputational damage and project delays
  • Failure to prequalify in selected markets due to poor health, safety and environmental record
  • Failure to deliver targets


  • Key personnel with leadership responsibility
  • Robust policies and management systems (OHSAS 18001)
  • Board health, safety and environment committee supported by Group health and safety forum
  • Established safety systems, site visits, monitoring and reporting procedures
  • Regular HSE training including behavioural training


  • Not causing harm to people working on our sites
  • Reduction in lost time due to accidents
  • Enhanced reputation and ability to prequalify for contracts

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