Cofely South East Asia received the Biz-SAFE Star Prize in July 2012. This Prize is Singapore’s highest certification in occupational health and safety. It recognizes the performance of Cofely South East Asia, which has not recorded a single serious accident over the past ten years. In September, this was followed by Cofely Morocco claiming the top prize at the 2012 Challenge sécurité, which was awarded by the Renault Group’s Tangiers plant for Cofely Morocco’s low rate of accidents resulting in lost workdays.
Road risk is the leading cause of fatal accidents in ENGIE activities. For this reason, it was selected as the Group’s primary focus for action during the 2012 World Day for Health and Safety at Work, organized by the International Labor Organization (ILO). For the event, the Group’s head office and Business Lines set to work on various actions: accident simulations performed by professional stunt drivers and roadway safety videos from around the world. Local teams were also involved, such as Tractebel Engineering Latin America, which took the opportunity to launch a road safety campaign that will last through the end of the year.
A Biomass community is born. A discussion group on Health & Safety risks related to biomass was created in 2012, with its first meeting held in September. Its goals: present ENGIE’s different activities in this field to relevant Group entities, underline the carcinogenic nature of sawdust, and highlight best practices for preventing these risks. A practical guide concerning the launch, operation and maintenance of biomass projects is currently in development. It will specifically target project managers in order to limit the risk of illness caused by biomass.
Eliminating fatal accidents is a priority for the Group, which decided to implement a “zero fatal accidents” plan for 2015. The goal is clear: motivate all Group employees, as well as external partners, to pursue a common goal: saving lives. Analysis shows that strict compliance with a few basic rules would have sufficed to prevent most of these accidents. The Group has now established nine “rules that save lives” to guide its efforts in this field. These efforts also include actions such as team meetings, relations with external partners and site visits by managers.
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"Each of us has a role to play to protect our own lives and the lives of others."
Preventing serious and fatal accidents has always been one of our central concerns.
With the support of the Group Executive Committee, I decided to launch a "zero fatal accidents" plan, which aims to motivate all of us, including our external partners, to pursue a common goal: saving lives.
Compliance with rules helps prevent most serious accidents.
We have placed these rules at the center of our management approach, which is called "rules that save lives.” We all have a responsibility to ensure compliance with these rules and our managers must guarantee that the daily work environments of our teams help them do so.