Personal Safety Management GRI 403-7 (2018)
Our comprehensive safety culture goes beyond implementing safety regulations. It includes constant awareness and integrating safety standards and measures into our company. GC set target for Personal Safety Management and regularly monitor results through clear indicators, such as TRIR (Total Recordable Injuries Rate) at 0.45 cases per one million man-hours and LTIFR (Lost Time Injuries Frequency Rate) at 0.00 case per one million man-hours.
GC has also recorded and analyzed the historical and statistical data that are equivalent to global safety standard to enhance the safety culture for employee at all level. In this regard, we analyze other safety data to develop the Life Saving Rules.
Always use safety harness when working at height
Always operate according to work permit
Assess energy isolation prior to working
Always operate according to working in confined space permit
GC has implemented the several personal safety projects, including Near Miss Terminator, Management Safety Walk and Supervisor Skill Workshop.
Despite the health and safety programs for the employees, GC recognizes the importance of subcontractor’s health and safety and conducts several projects e.g. Hand Injury Protective Tools Project, etc.
Hand Injury Protective Tools Project GRI 403-7 (2018)
The assessment of operators’ safety risks as well as statistics on accidents and injuries have indicated that the majority injuries occur to their hands and fingers. Consequently, GC has initiated the Hand Injuries Awareness Program since 2017. This program focuses on raising employee awareness on accidents and collaborating with contractors to develop appropriate working tools to reduce the injury rate of employees and contractors. This year, GC has applied engineering control principles to improve protection from injuries by developing hand injury protective tools, such as wrenches with straps and slugging wrenches with spring handle. Moreover, GC has published a user manual for operators as a guideline to selecting the suitable tool for the job.
Furthermore, GC has defined hand injury prevention as one of the assessment criteria for suppliers and contractors. They are also required to use risk and accident reduction tools recognized by the company while operating, as a diligent implementation of Hand Injury Protective Tools Project.
Reviewed statistics to determine the cause of operators’ accidents from 2012 to 2016. Results indicated that most accidents occurred to the hands and fingers. Therefore, GC initiated the “Hand Injury Awareness Project” to identify hand injury risks and determine ways to prevent and reduce injuries.
Further extended the “Hand Injury Awareness Project” to develop risk reduction tools to minimize hand use in operations.
Expanded the scope of the “Hand Injury Awareness Project” by developing and enhancing the efficiency of hands-free risk reduction tools based on first-hand experience of contractors and suppliers.
Continued to upgrade the efficiency of risk reduction tools using engineering principles and stipulate that contractors and suppliers must use these tools while operating.
Conducted the Engineering Control by Special Tools to replace direct hand contact with special tools for engineering tasks.
GC has strengthened the safety standards and reliability of operating sites by establishing additional occupational safety requirements in the Service Level Agreement and defined criteria for contracts and procurement. Suppliers are required to possess working permit and have safety management systems as well as safety measures for their personnel. Furthermore, GC has managed its supplier risk by verifying the qualifications of suppliers. GC has conducted assessment on the suppliers’ safety performance on an annual basis. The Supplier ESG Audit has also been implemented on suppliers in order to ensure that quality suppliers and contractors are sourced in line with to GC’s safety standards.
In 2022, the TRIR was on a downward trend at 0.53 per 1 million man-hours, and the LTIFR was on a downward trend at 0.09 per 1 million man-hours as well.
GC commits to improving our safety operations and aims to demonstrate good safety leadership within the organization.
More information on other highlight projects is available in GC Integrated Sustainability Report 2022, such as
- Engineering Control by Special Tools: Developing tools and special tools for engineering tasks in a bid to reduce the likelihood of exposure to hazards at the source.
- Contractor Safety Management: Strengthening the contractor safety management system, increasing the intensity of procurement and supplier selection processes, and conducting training to prepare contractors for tasks.
Total Recordable Injury Rate: TRIR (cases per 1 million man-hours)
Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate (LTIFR) (cases per 1 million man-hours)