HS Orka is continuously developing its health and safety policy. The company sets annual objectives and one of the goals for 2018 was to increase the registration of hazards and near-accidents, to implement any necessary improvements and to ensure a safe working environment. However, the number of registered hazards decreased by 30% and near-miss incidents dropped by almost 60%.
An action plan was developed to reduce or eliminate risks in the work environment. The plan came as a result of a risk assessment conducted in 2017. The plan was somewhat successful this year as hazards were reduced by 20% and 2% of potentially serious hazards were eliminated.
The company hoped that the success of the aforementioned plan would result in no accident related absences. However, we still experienced three cases of accident-related absences and one contractor experienced an accident-related absence. We will continue to work on this policy because we want all our employees to return home safely.