The statistics show that the trend is moving in the right direction. We achieved our most important target in 2016 - no fatal accidents. Even though our safety results are among the best in our industry, Hydro's clear ambition is to improve further.
With no fatal accidents and a TRI rate (total recordable injuries per million hours worked) of 2.6 for both employees and contractor employees, Hydro had its best recorded safety results ever in 2016.
We have a clear ambition to improve this further, and in 2017 the company aims to reduce its TRI rate down to 2.4 for both employees and contractor employees.”
Internal independent investigations are routinely initiated after fatal accidents and other serious incidents to identify the causes and reduce risk for recurrences. Our approach to improving safety performance is based on risk management, leadership qualities and shop floor engagement. An example is a company-wide, harmonized high-risk incident investigation and communication tool that was implemented in 2013. We have defined the priority areas man/machine interface, traffic and contractors as well as leadership behavior. Designing the interface between employees and technical equipment is important to avoid dangerous situations and accidents and is an important area in the Primary Metal and Rolled Products business areas.