Our Company-wide induction process is compulsory for all new employees (including contractors whose duration of engagement exceeds 40 hours). The first day of this process includes site safety information as well as discussion and sign off on our Health, Safety, Environment and Community Charter.
In FY2010/11, we created and implemented the 'Rules To Live By' across the Company. These address the most hazardous risks common to IPL. They are crucial to helping prevent injuries and potential fatalities and were developed from the ongoing investigation and analysis of common safety incidents. The rules represent our 'safety non-negotiables'. It has been clearly communicated that employees are putting their employment at risk if they choose to ignore these rules.
During FY2010/11, we also recognised that we needed to improve safety leadership skills across the organisation to support the 'Passionate Leadership' component of our approach to safety. A 'Safety Leadership Training' curriculum has been developed and a major program to train the top levels of the organisation will be rolled out in FY2011/12.
Each business of IPL has safety training programs appropriate for their workforce and operations. For example, within our Dyno Nobel Asia Pacfic business, every new employee is provided with a DVD as part of their Employee Welcome Pack. The content of this DVD provides an introduction to the ZIP (Zero Incident Process) training program and is used during their subsequent induction process, during which they are required to develop their 'Personal Big 5'. The Personal Big 5 are the aspects of their life that they do not want to be impacted by a workplace injury, for example: family, partners, retirement, health, financial security. The DVD also builds a common safety language across the organisation.
All Dyno Nobel employees also undertake the two day ZIP safety training program, with leaders completing a four day ZIP safety leadership program. A total of 681 employees and leaders completed ZIP training in FY2010/11.
Our 'Take 5' safety training program is also used within our businesses to encourage employees to consider their actions prior to commencing a task in order to avoid accidents. It encourages them to stop and think about potential hazards before acting.
Across IPL, health, safety and environment training that is specific for the business, site and role is provided for new and existing employees and contractors on a regular basis.