FFC Environment has maintained its improving health and safety record, according to the company’s corporate social responsibility report (CSR) for 2015.
The figures are based on the regulations for reporting injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrences (Riddor), and show that the total for reportable accidents in 2015 was 13, down from 18 in 2014, against a target of 16. The Riddor incidence rate was 560, down from 723 a year earlier, against a target of 650.
“At the end of Q4 2015, our lost time accident frequency rate stood at 8.08, a 13% improvement on last year, exceeding our 10% year-on-year improvement target,” the report says.
“During the past five years, FCC Environment has achieved a 61% reduction in lost time accidents and a 63% reduction in our lost time accident frequency rate.”
The company lost 863 days to injury at work in 2015 against a target of 1,174 days, a 34% improvement on 2014.
FCC, which has 2,449 employees at more than 200 sites, has set up a series of regional and divisional roadshows to engage with the workforce ahead of a new corporate three-year health and safety plan.
Commenting on the company’s wider CSR strategy, chief executive Paul Taylor said: “In the past five years we have transformed our safety culture, improved our standards of working, made strategic investments in infrastructure, supported local communities, developed new revenue streams and significantly reduced the environmental impacts of our activities.
“All of this reflects how our core values are driving change within our organisation, and it is rewarding to be part of a workforce that acts sincerely on these values.”
He said this had been achieved, in some cases, despite a challenging economic and political backdrop, with commodity price volatility and ’light touch’ legislation hitting market confidence.