The average TRIFR for ICMM members in 2021 was 2.90 (2020: 2.94). Under ICMM definitions, all injuries including lost time injuries, restricted work cases and medical treatment cases are recordable injuries. The reporting and investigation of hazards, minor injuries and near misses, with a focus on potentially high-risk incidents, are important management tools for improving safety and health performance.
In 2021 there were 54 TRI cases, unchanged from the 54 injuries recorded in 2020. Hours worked increased by 13% in 2021 to 53.1 million (2020: 47.2 million), mainly attributable to the 13.5 million hours worked at the Aktogay expansion project.
The Board and management were particularly proud that the Group’s TRIFR reduced in 2021 to 1.02 (2020: 1.14), the lowest in the Group’s history. The Group’s focus on safety culture and procedures throughout its organisation has enabled a long-term reduction in its TRIFR which has continued during the year. KAZ Minerals’ TRIFR has been well below the ICMM average for a number of years.
Over the period from 2018 to 2021, the Group’s open pit mining operations achieved maximum lost time injury-free intervals of 341 days at Aktogay, 630 days at Bozshakol and 817 days at Bozymchak. Injury rates have also significantly reduced in the East Region operations over this period.
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