Agbiz Grain to introduce injury frequency rates

Published: 06/02/2023

Within the safety, health, environmental and quality (SHEQ) environment, performance is mainly measured in injury frequency rates. These rates tell how frequently an injury occurs for a certain number of hours worked.
Agbiz Grain intends to establish injury frequency rates for the grain handling and storage sector in 2023. This includes the total injury frequency rate (the rate at which all injuries occur), and the lost time injury frequency rate (the rate calculated for the number of hours lost due to employees being booked off work due to injuries that occurred).
The storage sector can subsequently measure whether it is efficient in exercising SHEQ practices or not, but doing so within the agricultural environment. Currently, the sector has to benchmark itself against the
manufacturing industry, but inflexible requirements to comply with that may not apply to the storage sector.