In 2016, Finning UK and Ireland employees carried out a six-week pilot of the Logincident app. After three months of customization to meet our company’s needs, Finning UK & Ireland launched the app for 500 users in January 2017. Users can now record positive observations, hazards, near-misses or incidents all in the same app. The user has the ability to add GPS positioning, photos, voice recordings, videos and drawings/schematics of vehicle damage or personal injuries. At year-end 2017, the user base was 802 and we plan to expand to 1,500 users in the UK and Ireland in 2018. Hazard identification helps us recognize situations with the potential to result in injuries, and to apply the appropriate corrective actions to avoid incidents. During 2017, we saw an increase in the number of positive safety observations and overall 1,986 submissions were made into the app, compared to 741 in 2016 through the paper-based system. We plan to make this tool available to our other operations.Safety acceleration plans in South AmericaSafety is an on-going effort from behavioral and cultural perspectives. In 2016, we identified specific aspects in South America that require greater attention and developed a two-year acceleration plan to address those aspects. Among many activities, in all or some countries, we:• Implemented “visible leadership” field activities• Conducted field verification of compliance with life-saving rules• Held one-on-one conversations about “safety as a value” with all workers• Reinforced the lockout/tagout standard (a standard to ensure equipment is shut off, de-energized and locked by each employee before any maintenance is performed) at all sites• Introduced the safety green card, a stop-work authority card • Provided behind-the-wheel and defensive driving trainingThe results are encouraging. We achieved a 40 percent decrease in the total recordable injury rate when compared to 2016 and experienced no significant injuries in 2017 in South America.We will continue our efforts to sustain these initial positive results in our safety journey.SAFETY & HEALTH
2017 Sustainability Report | Finning/12In 2017, we recorded zero reportable spills. The majority of our historical reportable spills are glycol and oils (engine, motor, hydraulic, etc.). This graph includes spills reportable to authorities according to each jurisdiction’s regulations.10987654321010,0009,0008,0007,0006,0005,0004,0003,0002,0001,00002015 2016 2017REPORTABLE SPILLSNumber of Spills Volume of Spills (litres)36003,900260Volume NumberENVIRONMENT At Finning, we are committed to conducting our business in a manner that protects the environment. Implementing practices that eliminate or minimize Finning’s environmental impact is a high priority for us.A key element of our EHS and CSR vision is embedding a culture of environmental commitment. We have fully integrated our environmental management approach into our global EHS-CSR management system. This system allows us to consistently identify, avoid and/or mitigate risks, environmental impacts and regulatory non-compliance to ensure safe and reliable operations.