Health & Safety

 

AMBITIONS 2020

We have made Health & Safety of employees and contractors our number 1 priority. Reaching – then maintaining – zero harm is an absolute necessity.

For many years we have strived to make our industrial operations safer, to establish directives and standards that are clear for everyone, and to increase the awareness of both our employees and our contractors. It has been our credo that it is unacceptable to risk your life to perform your work. There is no limit to our ambition in this area.

The scope of our responsibility extends far beyond our employees and our sites. By 2020 we want to not merely avoid fatal accidents but also to ensure that no employees or contractors are victims of serious incidents, whether in our facilities or on the road.

 
Eric, H&S

The Health & Safety Supervisor Leadership Training helps you with your managerial courage to do what’s right. It really helps you on a day-to-day basis. I am much more effective at communicating now. Not only with my employees but with my supervisors and managers.

Erik, Production Inspector at Whitehall cement plant, Pennsylvania – USA
 
AMBITIONS   OBJECTIVES IN FIGURES
ACHIEVE EXCELLENCE WITH RESPECT TO HEALTH AND SAFETY  
  • Reach zero fatalities and virtually eliminate lost time incidents for our employees and contractors.
  • TIFR (total frequency injury rate) leading to professional medical intervention below 1.0 for Lafarge employees and for contractors on site per 1,000,000 work hours.
IMPROVE TRANSPORT SAFETY  
  • 60% reduction in the number of road accidents per million km against a 2012 baseline.
PROTECT EMPLOYEE HEALTH  
  • 50% reduction from a 2012 baseline, in the number of employees required to use personal protection equipment (PPE) to protect themselves from exposure to noise and inhalation of crystalline silica.
  • 50% reduction from a 2012 baseline in the number of employees exposed to ergonomic risks due to work practices.
 

Roadmap

Ensure implementation and improvement in safety systems

  • 100% of Lafarge sites/operations independently audited every 3 years with action plans closed within 6 months.
  • 100% of sites covered by an “Emergency Preparedness Plan” (H&S, environment, security, natural disaster) audited by a global external partner.
     

Improve safety through employee training

  • 60% of operations’ employees and contractors trained in Basic First Aid.
  • 100% of senior employees (Lafarge Grade 18+) having undertaken an external accredited course in Health & Safety.
     

Protect employee health

  • 100% employees and contractors having a risk-based health assessment to ensure they are fit for their job, at least once every 3 years.