KPO believes that all injuries are preventable and every employee should be able to go home to their families at the end of the day without having suffered harm in any way from their work activities. Good health and safety performance is a critical part and focus of KPO’s business. We have achieved OHSAS and ISO certifications and work towards maintaining them. KPO recognises that there is no room for complacency, and continual improvement and commitment is essential for ensuring the health and safety of our workforce.
KPO HSE requirements are extensively communicated and included in all the company’s contracts’ specific schedule. Relevant procedures are in place to mitigate possible risks and ascertain KPO’s activities are safely implemented. In case an incident takes place, a robust process is established and formalized ensuring all notifications are issued in a timely manner. The Incident Notification Procedure can be accessed via this link.
KPO understands that by strengthening a health and safety culture throughout the workforce, injuries and ill health can be prevented. To strengthen the health and safety culture within KPO an extensive range of training, programmes, initiatives and campaigns are undertaken each year. These include but not limited to inductions and job specific training, Golden Rules and Life Saver Campaigns, Health Risk Assessment and Behaviour Based Safety Programmes. We also contribute to and perform external safety and health programmes to work towards improving the general health and safety of the communities we work in.
KPO continues to develop its processes to enhance safety performance and works towards achieving zero incidents. The significant improvement in reducing injury rates between 2005 and 2007 was followed by a slow rise during several construction phases. KPO initiatives resulted in an overall decrease in recordable incidents during 2009 and 2010 but within this category several lost time injuries occurred. All incidents were investigated to identify root causes and action plans developed to correct and prevent reoccurrence of similar incidents in future.
KPO’s overall safety performance for the first half of 2012 and for the previous eight years is presented in the graphs below. The chart 1 shows that the overall Lost Time Injury Frequency (LTIF) for the first half 2012 was 0.40 (0.34 in 2011) and Total Recordable Incident Frequency (TRIF) was 0.57 (0.53 in 2011).
The frequency of the lost time and total recordable incident injuries during the first half of the 2012 is shown below in the chart 2.
KPO safety performance indicators are annually benchmarked against the statistical data of the International Association of Oil and Gas Producers (OGP) which compares the statistics of worldwide exploration and production operations. The 2011 OGP data below shows that KPO’s performance for the lost time injury frequency remained lower than the average rates reported.