Revisiting the 2014 statistics
The 2014 figures safety statistics drawn from 264 IMCA contractor members and based upon 798 million man-hours of work overall (558 million man-hours relating to offshore work) showed that the overall ‘flat line’ tendency in lagging safety indicators had continued in the longer term.
In 2014 direct causes of Lost Time Injuries (LTIs) continued to be the ‘usual candidates’ – with ‘struck by moving/falling objects’ the highest accounting for 110 incidents (26%); ‘falls on the same level’ (including slips and trips) in second place with 88 incidents 21%) and ‘struck against’, ‘entrapment’, and ‘falls from height’ accounting for 37 (9%), 34 (8%) and 33 (8%) incidents respectively. In all there were 424 LTIs recorded by IMCA members
Sustainability – far more than a buzzword
“Sustainability is a word in increasing use, and with an ever-larger number of companies working actively on sustainability plans,” explains Allen Leatt, Chief Executive of IMCA. “Our environmental performance indicators, when published later this year, will once again cover indicators such as:
Number of oil spills per million man-hours worked;
- Litres of oil spilt per million man-hours worked;
- Bunkers used per million offshore man-hours worked;
- Megawatt-hours electricity used per million onshore man-hours worked;
- Tonnes of non-hazardous waste per million overall (offshore and onshore) man-hours worked;
- Tonnes of hazardous waste per million overall (offshore and onshore) man-hours worked.
“When published in June the statistics will enable member companies to benchmark their own performance against that of their peers; and also compare steps to sustainability over four editions of our statistics.”