Safety remains a hugely important priority for us. We want to build on our current performance and further reduce risks. In the UK we had our safest year ever in terms of employee safety, while in the US our performance continues to improve. Contractor lost time injuries however increased.
We will always be exposed to high risk working environments on a daily basis. We are committed to raising the standards of visible safety leadership across the business and supporting a culture of instinctive safety in our people. We continue to foster the belief across our businesses that all accidents can be avoided.
Operating major hazard sites and pipelines means managing process safety risks is always a prime consideration in the way we run our business. We aspire to be an industry leader in this area.
We report our employee lost time injury frequency rate (IFR), expressed as lost time injuries per 100,000 hours worked, as a key measure that can be compared with other companies. Our aim was to achieve a world-class safety level, featuring a lost time injury frequency rate of below 0.10.
In 2015/16, our employee IFR was 0.10, compared to 0.13 in 2014/15, our best ever group safety performance that reached world-class levels. Our IFR in the UK was 0.07 and in the US it was 0.11.
The number of employee lost time injuries in 2014/15 was 53, compared with 70 in 2014/15.
We identified 126 high potential incidents, compared with 138 the previous year. High potential incidents are any incidents that had the potential for one or more serious injuries or fatalities.
Our definitions for lost time injury and lost time injury frequency rate are included in the glossary.