2013-03-11 12:25:57 -
Breda, the Netherlands, 11 March 2013 - Dietsmann teams have again demonstrated
how the Company's commitment to working safely translates into an improving HSE
performance. During 2012 there were regrettably two lost time injuries within
the entire organization while noteworthy safety awards and records were achieved
in Nigeria, Russia, Gabon, Angola and the Republic of the Congo.
The two key safety indicators are Lost-time Injury Frequency (LTIF) and Total
Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR). LTIF is defined as the number of lost-time
injuries and fatalities per million hours worked. TRIR is defined as the overall
number of recordable incidents (lost time injuries plus fatalities, medical
treatment cases and restricted workday cases) per million hours worked.
The continued efforts of Dietsmann's employees to avoid work accidents resulted
in an improving performance in 2012
with two Lost Time Injuries (LTIs) and no
fatalities reported during the total of nine million man-hours worked.
Dietsmann's TRIR for the year was just 0.77, noticeably lower than the 1.37
recorded in 2011.
In Nigeria in September 2011, the NetcoDietsmann teams were given a Safety Award
at the Okpai site (NAOC Contract for Operation & Maintenance of Independent
Power Plant), for recording four million work hours without a single accident
involving a lost workday. By December 2012 the teams at Okpai had worked five
million hours without an incident.
Other important zero LTI milestones reached during 2012 included:
- In Russia: Sakhalin SNGS: 6 million hours;
- In Gabon: Shell Gabon: 3 years;
- In Angola: Sonadiets: 6 years with 6,800,000 worked hours on the Esso Contract
- In the Republic of the Congo; Alima site: 5 years, the SAS site: 10 years.
Health and safety campaigns
During 2012 three HSE campaigns focusing on cardiovascular diseases, the
prevention of alcoholism and HIV prevention were run throughout the
organization. More local campaigns also continued. For example, in areas where
malaria is present employees are advised of appropriate malaria prevention
measures and provided with treatment when necessary. Dietsmann also distributed
durable mosquito nets to all its teams as well as to the families of its local
The long-term safety campaign to increase awareness of Hand Care continued to
bear fruit. The campaign was launched with the theme "2011 - The year of your
hands". It reminded all employees about safe manual handling practices and
showed ways of improving working methods, avoiding risks and preventing
accidents involving hands. In 2012 the frequency of accidents linked to manual
handling fell by a further 55%.
World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2012
As in previous years, all Dietsmann businesses and subsidiaries participated
actively in the World Day for Safety and Health at Work on 28 April 2012. The
activities were also conducted at our subsidiaries at offshore and onshore sites
to explain the risks of working at height.
More information can be found on the 'Sustainability and HSE' section of the
corporate website at www.dietsmann.com. For more details on our HSE performance
in 2011, you can also download our 2011 Annual Report in PDF format.
Tel: +377 93 10 16 15
Dietsmann records another excellent HSE performance in 2012:
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