Thursday, 19 September 2019 | 11:46 WIB

PLN Targets Zero Work Accident Rate by 2030

PLN Targets Zero Work Accident Rate by 2030 (portonews)

JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM - State-owned electricity company PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (Persero), also known as PLN, targets obtaining zero work accidents by 2030, in line with the company's efforts to avoid a decrease in productivity due to work accidents.

Antonius RT Antono, EVP of Safety, Occupational Health, Safety, and Environment (K3) at PLN, said the company has formed a K3 Road Map that targets zero accidents in 2030, with one of the business strategies that form a K3 organization in the main PLN units.

"Actually, the aspect of occupational safety only requires supervision. However, the work safety task should not only be the duty of K3 people, but all employees," said Anton.

He said the success indicator of the K3 culture consisted of a lagging indicator from four aspects, namely Loss of Life, Loss of Production, Loss of Productivity and Loss of Asset. "For example Loss of Life. If there are employees who die, then the company actually loses productivity, so that it can be calculated how much productivity has fallen due to the event," he said.

Then Loss of Production, according to Anton, could cause work accidents to cause production to stop or damage assets. "This year, the four lagging indicators are measured," Anton said while mentioning that the four indicators were made key performance indicators (KPI).

Thus, he continued, K3 management at PLN was carried out by synergizing between units, measuring achievement of KPI lagging indicators and strengthening K3 culture within the PLN and contractors.

Anton considered that mismanagement in K3 elements could have an impact on operational disruption and even company closure, if the negative impacts were very massive. "A massive K3 incident can make a company go bankrupt, because it sells assets to pay compensation determined by the court," he said.

He further explained that generally the causes of workplace accidents are affected by two aspects, namely unsafe action and unsafe conditions. The first cause, because of the neglect of work safety equipment and procedures. Meanwhile, the second aspect is due to an unsafe work environment.

"From the Incident Ratio statistical data in Heinrich's Theory, the Department of Manpower and Industry-Pennsylvania, in one work accident until the victim died, previously it was started by 30 times the type of accident that was injured," Anton said.