In 2018, Fives recorded the lowest number of accidents with lost time and accident frequency rate in its history. However, a Group subcontractor was killed at a cement plant; we must therefore continue to mobilize to reach the objectives defined as part of the 2020 Safety Ambition, which we will continue to deploy. This program is broken down into objectives and operational action plans. It builds on the actions launched in 2016 to increase employee engagement and improve the Safety culture.
Continued individual and collective commitment is required to achieve this shared ambition. Significant actions have been carried out at all Group locations to secure practices and improve the everyday commitment by teams in the field, but also to make managers and the entire supervisory team accountable. They have a key role to play in the implementation of an organization which encourages prevention, recognition of best practices and the sharing of feedback.
We have made significant progress thanks to everyone’s hard work, but we still need to go further, making sure that everyone plays a lead role not just in their own safety, but others’ safety too.
Deputy General Manager
objectives fixed for Group employees and temporary staff (reference scope: 2016)
Lost Time Injury Frequency rate (LTIF)
3 . 41
(number of lost-time injuries
x 1,000,000 / number of hours worked)
scope: Fives staff and temporary workers
(number of lost days
due to LTI
x 1,000 / number of hours
We are continuing to deploy the FSOD (Field Safety Observation and Dialogue) tool.
It helps promote best practices and addresses risky behavior in real-life situations. It is a means to encourage discussions with operational teams and demonstrate management’s commitment to safety.
In 2018, Group efforts focused on training new managers in this practice: 684 people were trained, double the previous year’s figure. 3,743 FSOD visits were completed across all operations.
The Group subsidiaries have celebrated this day worldwide since 2016 with the shared objective to promote a “safety culture”.
This event brings all employees together around the topics of Health and Safety.
Various activities are organized during this day to disseminate information on best practices and appropriate behavior to keep working environments safe, but also to prevent risks linked to subsidiary activity, or to encourage and reward actions in the field to reduce certain risks.
In 2018, a seminar brought the Group Health, Safety and the Environment community together to present the 2020 ambition, to work on improving subcontractor safety monitoring and to share feedback, tools and best practices.
Pierre Ballie, Head of Quality, Safety and the Environment at Fives Maintenance:
« Despite our different activities, we all face the same problems and we aim to make progress with our practices to achieve zero accidents. The network formed during this seminar has allowed me to regularly discuss shared topics with others, so we can try and find the best solutions together. »
Fives continues to deploy the Group’s Safety Golden Rules, launched in 2016, relating to the ten main at-risk activities which can lead to severe accidents at sites.
Providing health and safety assistance to employees during their overseas business travel
Companies are exposed to a growing number of health, geopolitical and terrorist risks. Since the end of 2016, Fives has reinforced its medical and safety assistance system for all overseas business travel by its employees and service providers.
Fives has implemented a global solution with International SOS, which provides a unique point of contact to support employees at all stages of business travel: