French oil giant- TotalEnergies EP Uganda says it has ensured safety and precaution measures among its workers and contractors in its different field work places in the Tilenga project.
The General Manager (GM) TotalEnergies EP Uganda, Mr Phillipe Grouix, says the company has marked 20 million man-hours without of its employees and contractors sustaining any injury at work in the project area.
Celebrating the achievement at the Tilenga project in Buliisa district on Tuesday, September 12, 2023, the GM attributed the success to continuous vigilance for all risks and mitigations in the company’s operations.
He disclosed that none of the company’s more than 8,000 employees and contractors was recorded in the Lost Time Incident that was achieved on August 10, 2023, just after 226 days since the 10 million-man-hour mark was realised.
A Lost Time Incident (LTI) is an injury sustained on the job by an employee that results in the loss of productive work time for than 24 hours, permanent disability or even death.
“At TotalEnergies, safety is the cornerstone of the company’s values because at the end of the day, a company that is not safe is not sustainable. We are, therefore, committed when it comes to safety,” Mr Grouix said.
Mr Cyril Champigny, the TotalEnergies EP Uganda Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Director, said achieving the success is collective commitment towards delivering to this large scale project without accidents.
He added that the record is underpinned by organisational culture, permanent attention to potential risks, systematic implementation of strict safety golden rules, leadership commitment, training and involvement of all employees and contractors to safeguard community wellbeing.
“It is important to note that 94% of the man-hours have been executed by our contractors and it is a tremendous reflection of our combined commitment towards minimising risks and enhancing our safety performance,” Mr Champigny added.