February 01, 2019, EUL achieved 1,000 Days without Lost Time Injury (LTI) to its contractors which is a sign of commitment to the Eskom SHEQ policy that ensures that safety and health are an integral part of our operations. This is further augmented by the belief that no operating condition or urgency of service can justify causing injury or endangering the life of anyone.
This celebration was held at the Nalubaale Power Station by EUL together with the contractors who have joined EUL in this remarkable journey. It is even more significant that EUL has achieved 3,109 days without LTI to its own employees, which translates to 8 years 6months. Utmost appreciation to all EUL employees and contractors for journeying with EUL to realise zero harm.
The last contractor LTI occurred on 6th May 2016 when a worker slid and fell off the cliff during landscaping activities at EUL premises. Unfortunately, this worker injured his back. However, he recovered and resumed work.
Incidents are investigated by trained teams to determine their root causes and prevent their re-occurrence. Monitoring of safety and health at EUL is done through regular inspections by all workers including the managers to ensure that the set standards are being maintained.
Furthermore, EUL ensures worker consultation and participation through rigorous risk assessments, Job Safety Observations, Visible Felt Leaderships, raising Safety improvement suggestions, non-conformities, sharing safety tips, as well as the appointment of health and safety representatives.
On another note, EUL attained certification on the latest standards ISO 9001:2015 QMS; ISO 14001:2015 EMS and ISO 45001:2018 OHSMS. This follows an earlier certification on ISO 9001:2008, 14001:2008 and OHSAS 18001 in 2015
We pride in continual improvement to the best practices and conduct bi-annual audits to review our performance of the safety, health, environment and quality management systems.
We therefore, encourage employees and contractors to report all incidents including near misses in order to improve safety and health management. In line with the February SHE theme “Contractor Management” EUL continues to engage contractors through supervision and enforcement of our safety and health standards.