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ESI Safety Performance Indicators Resources

Access to the ESI Safety Statistics

The EEA ESI Safety Performance Indicators Report to 30 June 2016 (SPI Report) is available to electricity supply asset owners that responded to the survey in 2016. The report is supplemented by benchmarking and presentation resources for download and use internally. The benchmarking resources enable companies to compare safety performance with their peers, their sector, and electricity industry overall.

Additionally, EEA, the Australian Energy Council and Energy Networks Australia jointly prepared a 10-year trend fatality and LTIFR benchmarking report for the Australian and New Zealand generation and network sectors.

Access is password protected. The password and also your company Respondent Code/s were communicated in November 2016 in an email to your company Chief Executive and Safety Manager. Please refer to them first if you are authorised to access the SPI Report information.

Click here for access to the reports.

Please call the EEA on 04 473 8600 for any queries concerning this.

Leading indicators - Industry project

In February 2017, the EEA Safety Standards and Procedure Group (SSPG) agreed to support an industry-wide leading indicators project for occupational health and safety. The project was launched with the objective to complement the existing ESI lagging measures and further assist the industry in its aim to reduce harm. As part of this project, EEA and SSPG are actively engaged with StayLive (to link this work with generation sector developments) and Energy Networks Australia (to exchange on our respective industry-wide leading indicators project and for potential benchmark developments).

The first stage of this project involved EEA preparing a research paper on leading indicator monitoring practices at a company level in the electricity supply industry.The paper was presented at the EEA Conference in June 2017, with the intent to inspire industry discussion on any challenges and practical opportunities for the development of industry-wide leading indicators. This discussion will also be on the agenda at the EEA H&S Workshop in October 2017.

The full Conference paper can be downloaded below. Questions and comments are welcome and can emailed to marion@eea.co.nz.

Lagging indicators - Industry summary

An overview of total electricity industry lost time injury frequency rate trend ten years to June 2016 is publicly available below.

The latest annual Safety Performance Indicators Report for the Electricity Supply Industry (ESI) shows that the fatality trend continues downwards. We have had three years of zero fatalities within the industry.

The lost time injury trend has also been falling over the past decade. The graph above shows the ESI LTIFR (Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate) results have declined steadily at a level below one LTI per 200,000 hours worked. With the industry focused on zero harm there are opportunities for improvement and a number of initiatives are led by EEA to further improve our safety performance, e.g. Back to Basics project, industry survey on priority health and safety risks, safety alert reporting and analysis.

The report also analyses incidents notified to EEA though the year as well as annual data to give a clearer view of where the risks are focused. Significant incidents mainly involved slips, trips and falls, as well as crushing, while an analysis of industry safety alerts further highlights the risks of working with electricity and of asset failure events.

Looking forward there are opportunities for further safety improvement by working together as an industry to further improve reporting, plus collaborating with other organisations to provide meaningful industry benchmarking and share international best practice.

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