Safety is our NUMBER ONE priority.
We are committed to protecting the health, welfare and safety of employees, contractors and the public through demonstrated leadership in health and safety. Our strategies are aimed at continually improving our performance in this area. Representing our firm position that all accidents are preventable, our focus on risk management is key to achieving our goal of zero injuries.
As an essential service provider operating in a high risk environment, meeting a strong standard of health and safety is core to everything we do. We promote a positive safety culture in which all employees and contractors are encouraged to actively manage their safety and the safety of others.
Based on our health and safety risks and key initiatives, each business unit develops its own customised plan to address business specific health and safety risks.
Health and Safety Policy
Our Safety Performance
In 2014/15, our employee Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate (LTIFR) was 1.9. This was due to a slightly higher number of less serious injuries. The most common employee injuries were slips, trips and falls. The most frequent cause of all injuries was a failure to identify hazards.
Our contractor Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate (LTIFR) was 3.5. The most common type of contractor injury was impact with a moving object. The most frequent cause of contractor injuries was a lack of concentration.
High Consequence Risks
To help focus resources, TransGrid have identified our high consequence risks. These are situations or events that have the potential to result in serious harm for a staff member or contractor working under the management or control of TransGrid. TransGrid’s nine high consequence risks are:
- Uncontrolled discharge or contact with electricity
- Exposure to hazardous materials
- Falls from Height
- Motor vehicle incident (Driving)
- Mobile powered plant incident
- Struck by falling/moving object
- Incident whilst undertaking lifting operations
- Uncontrolled access or egress of traffic into worksite
- Confined Spaces.
Health and Wellbeing
Wellbeing is about making lifestyle choices that benefit your total health. Our Wellbeing Program has four main elements, Emotional Physical, Financial and Community Wellbeing. Employees have access to a variety of resources, both internal and external that provide information and support in meeting their Wellbeing needs. We believe that a holistic approach to work-life balance provides a healthy and productive workforce.