Procurement helps Land Securities slash H&S incidents

24 June 2011

24 June 2011 | Adam Leach

Purchasers at Land Securities have helped to cut the number of accidents on the property developer’s building sites by closely measuring suppliers’ compliance with health and safety.

The company said in its 2011 corporate responsibility report, published yesterday, that its development and refurbishment business had only 39 accidents per 100,000 employee contractors, well below the construction industry benchmark figure of 906 accidents per 100,000 contractors. 

Land Securities said the key to achieving the target was having a company policy that ensured all suppliers accurately kept records of all incidents and near misses and identified measures to stop them happening again.

The report said: “All property teams, including our contractors and partners, report any accident, however minor, on a central database, to measure performance across the group and ensure our legal and contractual obligations are being met.”

Land Securities said its expectations were “integrated into a web-based system for assessing their compliance with a number of legal and regulatory standards, ranging from procurement, health and safety and working hours to forced labour, bribery and corruption”.

Procurement reviews the results of this compliance and where issues arise it works with suppliers to resolve them. Land Securities said having a good record of what was happening at sites helped the company “reduce incident rates towards or below the industry benchmark” by working with principal suppliers to increase on-site safety.

The company has set a target for 2011/12 to remain below industry benchmarks for reportable health and safety incidents on building sites.  

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