OHSE

International Industries Limited places the highest value on the Health & Safety of people, the environment and all who come in contact with our products. We expect our behaviors to reflect this value at all times.

To strengthen our commitment to fight international environmental challenges and reduce the collective carbon footprint IIL is a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact.

IIL seeks to prevent injury and illness through the implementation and ongoing development of proactive work health and safety management systems, based on OHSAS-18001 & IS0-14001 International Standards.

Ill strives to fully integrate work Health and Safety into all aspects of its activities by:

  • providing professional/technical safety advice and imparting basic safety training to all contract and company workers upon their induction
  • continuous improvement and testing of emergency response procedures
  • effective communication on development and implementation of OHSE systems through a network of OHSE committees, specifically established to assist in inculcating good OHSE practices at all levels
  • managing OHSE risk by systematically identifying hazards and assessing, eliminating or controlling the associated risks
  • providing training and awareness on an extensive array of OHSE issues

Relevant management staff is incentivized to achieve compliance through the inclusion of OHSE-related criteria in their performance appraisals. Accident prevention amongst contractual employees is made a priority by incentivizing employees through a system of quarterly safety performance-related awards and penalties.

Regular safety walkthroughs are used to keep a check on housekeeping, detailed risk assessment of cranes is carried out to ensure safe crane operations and monthly Joint Crane Inspections by OHSE, Engineering & Production staff are carried out to identify and rectify faults. All IIL locations are examined and all observations are shared with respective department heads for corrective and preventive actions. A final report is presented in the monthly Q&HSE Trend Analysis meeting to the top management.

In 2014, over 3,700 employees were imparted a total of 324 training sessions. OHSE training sessions included Safe Crane Operations, Hands Safety, Fire Fighting Operations, Permit to Work System, Industrial Hazards, First Aid & Rescue, Defensive Driving, Electric Safety and Working at Heights. Through effective implementation of IS0-14001 & OHSAS-18001 OHSE management systems, the Company achieved a Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate (LTIFR) of 1.49, which is below the global industry average of 1.61 (2013).

As a result of these efforts, International Industries Limited has been awarded a trophy for the third position in the overall category in a nationwide OHSE Best Practices 2014 competition organized by the Employers’ Federation of Pakistan.