Safety related data (G4-LA6)
In 2015 61% of all Bekaert employees were covered by the OHSAS 18001 standard.
Of the on average 27 hours of training per employee, 7 hours were safety related.
Repeatability Index = Number of lost time accidents (LTA) per million worked hours.
Severity Index = Number of lost days due to occupational accidents per thousand worked hours.
Combined numbers include the results of the Bekaert consolidated plants and those of joint-ventures and associated companies.
In 2015 both the repeatability and severity index increased compared to 2014. This was a result of footprint changes such as the acquisition/consolidation of entities where safety performance is subject to improvement as part of their integration process within the Bekaert Group, a trend we see as of mid-2015.
Safety champions in consolidated plants
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Health and safety committees (G4-LA5)
99.9% of our total workforce is represented in formal joint management-worker health and safety committees. They help monitor and advice on occupational health and safety programs. These committees operate at all levels of the organization.