Why this is important
AFR and IFR are industry-standard measures of the safe operation of our business and are among a number of health and safety measures the Group uses to monitor its activities.
During the last year, we have shifted our focus to the Group's injury frequency rate. IFR focusses on a variety of incidents, ranging from minor to potentially more serious. The Group's IFR has reduced over the course of the year, with targeted reductions in almost all areas of the business.
How we calculate
AFR is equivalent to one reportable lost-time incident per 100,000 hours worked, which equates to approximately one working lifetime.
IFR is the number of reportable injuries per 100,000 hours worked.
Once again, we have achieved our safety targets for the year, reporting an AFR, which includes our Indian joint venture, of 0.15, and continuing to outperform the industry average. The slight increase from the prior year was not wholly unexpected given both the significant improvement in the AFR in 2019 and the increased Group activity levels in 2020.