Commitment from the Top
The Keppel Corporation Board Safety Committee, supported by the Inter‑Strategic Business Unit Safety Committee, leads efforts to formulate strategies, implement initiatives and improve safety performance.
At the annual Keppel Leadership Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Roundtable, senior management shared insights and exchanged ideas to improve Keppel's safety performance. The resultant action plan was incorporated in the Group's safety roadmap.
We empower and train our stakeholders to ensure that they are kept up‑to‑date on best practices. Training programmes are regularly reviewed to equip all personnel, including workers, frontline supervisors and managers, with the competence to handle any situation with confidence.
To further strengthen the Group's safety culture and achieve our shared aspirations, we continue to align safety systems and processes across our global operations.
The Keppel Group Safety Convention in 2017 saw the continuation of the Keppel Group Safety Awards, which recognise employees who have gone the extra mile to foster safe and healthy work environments.
Employees across the Group continue to develop innovative solutions to improve work processes and enhance safety in their daily work. In 2017, a total of 34 Safety Innovation Teams submitted Safety Innovation Projects which yielded practical solutions to address challenges on the ground.
While our Accident Frequency Rate decreased, we suffered three fatalities globally in 2017 despite our best efforts. 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.
The Group believes that every incident is preventable, and will continue to improve work processes and promote a culture of safety ownership across our global operations.
The Group was conferred 36 awards at the Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Awards 2017, organised by Singapore’s Ministry of Manpower (MOM) and the WSH Council. This is the largest number of awards won by a single organisation in 2017.
Influencing our Supply Chain
We work closely with internal and external stakeholders, including our contractors and subcontractors, to maintain high safety standards. Our subcontract workers undergo the same safety training as direct employees.
To raise industry standards, we work closely with customers, suppliers, regulators and industry associations to implement initiatives and encourage our subcontractors to attend regular safety trainings. Keppel is also a sponsor of annual national safety events.