Safety: our first priority
Safety remains a top priority for the Group’s management and employees. Continuously and durably improving the health and safety in the workplace of its employees and subcontractors is one of Air Liquide’s major challenges, which is expressed by the keyword “zero accident” on each site, in each region, in each entity. Employees are mobilized through active communication on this objective. In addition, safety objectives – like the other responsibility objectives – are part of the variable remuneration of the Group’s Senior Managers.
Number and frequency of lost-time accidents of group employees since 1997
Safety successes on sites in 2016
The large scale construction site for an industrial gases complex in Fujian, China, which during the most intensive period of work involved 1,700 people representing 5.8 million hours works, was completed without any lost-time accidents.
At the same time, the Sasol 17 site in Secunda, South Africa, recorded nearly one million hours worked in 2016 without any lost-time accident, to set up the largest air separation unit (ASU) ever built by the Group.
These excellent safety results are due to an outstanding working team, a high level of involvement from all project’s stakeholders, training, strict respect of safety rules and of the Industrial Management System (IMS).