- Every incident is preventable.
- HSE is an integral part of our business.
- HSE is a line responsibility.
- Everyone is empowered to stop any unsafe work.
- A strong safety culture is achieved through teamwork.
The Keppel Corporation Board Safety Committee (BSC), supported by the Inter-Strategic Business Unit Safety Committee, leads efforts to implement initiatives and improve performance. To further strengthen the coordination of safety efforts across the Group, Keppel Corporation appointed a dedicated General Manager of Group Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) in January 2015.
At the annual Keppel Leadership HSE Roundtable and inaugural Global HSE Workshop, senior management and safety personnel discussed insights and ideas on improving Keppel’s safety performance. The actions and solutions generated during the sessions were converted into a roadmap for the next phase of our safety journey.
The BSC has reviewed and refreshed our Group HSE Policy and five Key Safety Principles which will serve as the basis of how safety is managed across the Group.
Based on analyses of past incidents, “vehicle movement” was added as an area of focus under our High Impact Risk Activity framework, through which we aim to strengthen safety practices when working with moving vehicles.
The Keppel Safety Convention 2015 saw the launch of the Keppel Group Safety Awards to recognise employees who have gone the extra mile to foster a safe and healthy work environment. The Keppel Group Safety Photography Competition was held for employees to capture and share snapshots of best practices, further promoting safe behaviour.
While our Accident Frequency Rate improved in 2015, our Accident Severity Rate was up, as we suffered four fatalities globally. We are saddened by the loss of our colleagues and have thoroughly investigated the causes, stepped up efforts to prevent recurrences and shared the lessons learnt across the Group. We have put in place a Group HSE Alerts system to better disseminate lessons learnt across our global operations and ensure preventive measures are taken promptly.
The Keppel Group received 35 awards at the Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Awards 2015, organised by Singapore’s WSH Council and Ministry of Manpower.