Transurban FY18 Sustainability Report

FY18 Sustainability Report Transurban 44

Health, safety and environment

Fitness for work Through our Fitness for Work

Case study Staff volunteers step in to help wildlife

Framework we are committed to keeping our employees healthy and safe. Our objective is to minimise the risk to our employees, contractors and the community, through effective processes and appropriate frameworks. Our policies and procedures across the three key areas of ergonomics; injury management, rehabilitation and return to work; and alcohol and other drugs help prevent injury or illness in our workplace. Employee factsheets and videos have supported the implementation of the Framework. In the event of a workplace injury, our procedure provides support and guidance for employees. The procedure also provides guidance where injury has occurred outside the workplace and information on how we can support recovery.

We met our target in FY18 to achieve zero employee injuries. We continued to focus on proactive measures for identifying hazards, near misses and high-potential incidents to ensure that HSE risks are identified and mitigated before injuries occur. Tragically, two contractor fatalities occurred on our sites in FY18, one on the 395 Express Lanes in the USA and one on the West Gate Tunnel project in Victoria. There were 74 recordable contractor injuries, equating to a Contractor Recordable Injury Frequency Rate (RIFR) of 5.03 per million work hours. For FY18, our target for Incident Close-Outs (the timely investigation of incidents and near- misses rated as moderate or above severity) was 75 per cent. We exceeded this target, closing out 84 per cent of incidents on time. All employees have individual HSE KPIs linked to HSE culture and supporting behaviour, including the requirement to record HSE observations throughout the year. Employee observations increased by 50 per cent during FY18. Members of our Monash Freeway Upgrade team joined forces with VicRoads employees in giving native wildlife a helping hand. Working with Landcare Australia, volunteers built nesting boxes for rainbow lorikeets, possums and owls. The volunteers were also taken on a freeway-side tour of Dandenong Creek and neighbouring floodplains to get a better understanding of the local environment. Landcare Australia Head of Corporate Partnerships James Link said the nesting boxes would contribute to the creation of a new nature trail. “By establishing a new nature trail, planting 3,000 trees and installing these nesting boxes, we will begin to reverse the trend of the area’s loss of habitat,” James said. The new nature trail will also support the creek itself, where a decline in native fish species could lead to the deterioration of ecosystems surrounding the waterway. The team’s handiwork was installed in trees by an arborist, ready for occupation by local wildlife. 3,000 trees planted

HSE Performance

0 Employee injuries per 1 million hours ^*

5.03 Contractor injuries per 1 million hours ^*

84 per cent Incidents closed out on time 19,018 Proactive HSE observations

^ injury rate is calculated using the following formula: Injury rate = number of injuries/number of work hours x 1,000,000 * Types of recordable injuries: Lost Time Injury: work-related injury or illness resulting in a person losing one or more full shifts from work after the date of injury. Medical Treatment Injury: work-related incident requiring medical treatment other than first aid

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