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While our safety and environmental performance consistently achieves best-in-class levels, we are constantly working to improve still further. Continuous improvement is a key priority in all our efforts.
We manage safety and environment alongside our health, quality, product stewardship and security programmes. Yet while our Safety, Health Environment and Quality (SHEQ) function has oversight of all these activities, accountability and responsibility for performance sits squarely within the various operating and commercial arms of the organisation - and every person in the organisation.
Our programmes are comprehensive, being designed to ensure the effective management of issues as diverse as the control of major hazards on large plants, reducing the carbon footprint of our products and services, preventing injuries from manual handling or slips, trips and falls, through to defensive driver training in our 1000+ vehicle fleet.
In general terms, we manage SHEQ through four main areas of activity:
- an integrated management system
- well designed, operated and maintained plant and equipment
- ensuring we have competent, engaged and empowered people
- quality products and services supported by the right information and support
We do all this with the vital involvement of key stakeholders including government agencies and non-government organisations - and most importantly the ongoing support of our customers and the communities within which we operate.
SHEQ performance can be measured in many different ways. A commonly used safety measure is the number of injuries resulting in a person not able to attend work for at least one shift following the incident. BOC in the UK and Ireland had a lost time injury frequency rate (LTIFR) of 1.9 lost time injuries per million hours in 2008.