Addressing safety issues in FMCG


In May 2011, SKILLED was appointed as the sole national provider of labour hire services for a major national food manufacturer. At the time, their All Injury Frequency Rate (AIFR) reflected unsafe work conditions that SKILLED was the most qualified to address.

The Challenge

SKILLED was engaged to reduce the All Injury Frequency Rate (AIFR), which sat at 6.96/200,000 man hours in May 2011.

The Solution

SKILLED has a strong focus and commitment to safety underpinned by robust safety processes and procedures and ongoing communication of safety to its field employees, which could help our client elevate its safety performance and minimise risk on site.

SKILLED worked closely with our client to implement safety measures on site and keep safety in the forefront of every employee’s mind. A standard component of the SKILLED recruitment process is Screen-SAFE® which seeks to uncover potential or existing injuries based on a candidate’s flexibility and movement before they become work-place injuries. This assessment contributed significantly in reducing our client’s overall exposure to workplace injury.

The Results

Over an initial 12 month period, SKILLED implemented a number of measures that contributed to a much improved safety outcome. By the end of the 2012 financial year SKILLED had reduced the AIFR to 3.18/200,000 man hours and further reduced the AIFR to 1.67/200,000 man hours in the 2013 financial year.

In effect a >50% reduction in the AIFR was achieved for each of the measured periods. Similarly the Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate (LTIFR) of an initial 2.48/200,0000 man hours was reduced over an 18 month period to 0.84/200,000 man hours.

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