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Safety for our employees

Safety Performance

Reporting on Workplace Health and Safety demonstrates how safety is managed and where improvements are needed. Whole-of-department and branch safety reports are developed monthly and every six months the Safety and Wellbeing Improvement Plan report for the department and branches is released.

The statistical overview indicates that the department is expecting a significant reduction in the severity of injuries incurred by employees, with lost working days decreasing from 1362 in 2018–19 to 575 in 2019–20 (a decrease of 60%).

The data below is subject to change in accordance with decisions made by WorkCover Queensland regarding the determination of compensable claims. This may result in variations to historical data which have previously been published.

Figure 6: Snapshot of our performance over the years

Snapshot of our performance over the years 
    2010–2011  2011–2012  2012–2013  2013–2014  2014–2015  2015–2016  2016–2017  2017–2018  2018–2019  2019–2020 
LTIs 117 87 82 73 75 92 88 87 90  64
LTIFR 8.1 5.9 6.7 6.5 6.6 8.0 7.6 7.2 7.9  5.5
Severity Rate 99 63 62 129 108.7 91 90.5 90.3 119.6  49.5
  Days Lost 1431 919 757 1442 1234 1044 1049 1088 1362  575

Data sourced from the department’s WHS Incident/Injury Management System (Safeware) and from WorkCover Queensland.

Data are subject to change in accordance with decisions made by WorkCover Queensland regarding the determination of compensable claims. This may result in variations to historical data which have previously been published.

Lost Time Injury (LTI) is an injury that results in at least one full shift being lost at some time after the shift during which the injury occurred.

Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate (LTIFR) is the number of lost time injuries per million hours worked.

Days Lost is the number of full work shifts lost for a lost time injury.

Severity Rate is the number of days lost per million hours worked.