To monitor our safety performance, we use TRIFR (total recordable injury frequency rate) which shows injuries per million hours worked by team members and long-term contractors. This year, our TRIFR decreased by 1.5 per cent from 13.7 to 13.5 (continuing operations), with improvements across most divisions. Workers compensation claims increased from 1,699 to 1,750 (continuing operations).
We also track LTIFR (or lost time injury frequency rate) which measures the number of lost time injuries per million hours worked.
Tragically during the year, there was a fatality of a contractor at the Bengalla coal operation joint venture in the Hunter Valley of New South Wales. The fatality was thoroughly investigated and support was provided to those involved. This has reinforced the importance of our relentless focus on continuous improvement in making our workplaces safer. At the time, Wesfarmers held a non-operational 40 per cent interest in the Bengalla coal operation. This interest has since been sold.
GRI Standards reference: GRI 403-2