Health & Safety

We are committed to conducting all our activities in a manner that achieves high standards of health and safety for all employees and stakeholders. Our aspiration is ‘zero harm’ to our employees.

Our commitment to safety, and leading in the right way, is a constant, underpinning everything we do. Following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic we have put in place stringent physical and procedural COVID-19 control measures to ensure the safety of our people, contractors and visitors. Every Morgan location provides a COVID-19 secure environment, in line with World Health Organization and local jurisdictional guidance.

Our safety performance in 2020

Our long-term objective is ‘zero harm’ and we aim to deliver year-on-year improvements in performance as we progress towards this objective.

Our key metric is lost-time accident (LTA) rate, namely the number of LTAs per 100,000 hours worked. This increased slightly in 2020 to 0.18. There was no significant rise in the number of LTAs (+2 vs 2019), but they resulted in a greater loss of working hours, (which contributed to the rise in the LTA rate).

  2020 2019 2018 2017

Lost-time accidents 1,2

Number of LTAs 1,2

29 27 42 73

Lost-time accident frequency 1,2

LTAs/100k hours worked

0.18 0.14 0.22 0.38
1. A lost-time accident (LTA) is defined as an accident or work-related illness which results in one or more days' lost-time.
2. Calculated to update for clarifications and changes in reporting methodology and disposals to ensure year-on-year consistency.

We performed well against leading indicator metrics in 2020. Our near miss reporting was maintained at a rate of 2.9 per employee (vs target of 2.5). Our site ‘find/fix it’ programme has been very successful with a 99% action closure rate, and all businesses achieved their visual safety leadership targets.

Our traditional safety weeks have been adapted to become COVID-19 secure. Teams engage in a week of virtual activities, daily prize draws and ‘thinkSAFE’ bingo. Our people learn about a host of safety topics, from workplace fatigue to driving safely, and education on Morgan's support of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Our future focus

We have developed a five-year health and safety plan that will drive us towards achieving our aspiration of ‘zero harm’. The programme focuses on two areas:

  1. Achieving cultural maturity priorities for 2021:
    1. ‘thinkSAFE’ refresh – developing and delivering a number of pilot sessions using COVID-19 secure methods and virtual learning. After learning from the pilot, we will roll out the programme globally.
    2. Capability – we are focusing on strengthening our technical health and safety teams, by providing additional resources and enhancing skills and competence through coaching and training.
  1. Driving risk down: Working with a third party, we are constructing a framework and methodology to further improve our approach to how we manage health and safety risks. We are working hard to identify and control our existing ‘known’ risks better, while simultaneously developing the capability to manage and control ‘unknown’ risks more effectively.

Find out more in Morgan's full EHS policy.