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Enhancing the health and safety of our team

Kmart is committed to improving the health and safety of team members. 

Kmart’s Total Recordable Injury Frequency Rate (TRIFR) was 22.5, a 9.8 per cent reduction on the previous financial year.

Its Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate (LTIFR) was 4.8, a 22.3 per cent decrease on last year. Kmart introduced a new governance model to help target opportunities for improvement and increase supervision and monitoring through zone manager safety health checks.  Accountability has been increased through a combination of leading and lagging performance metrics and auditing. 

The increased level of supervision, communication and monitoring led to improvements in behaviour. For example, medical treatments resulting from box-cutter usage reduced significantly during the year.

Key strategic priorities for 2019 include the launch of a new health and safety service model. This will consist of a health and safety intranet portal health and safety support line for managers, as well as safety training for executives and senior leaders. The new service model will be supported by a companywide functional risk management program to assist with improving capability and ownership.

Safety performance


total recordable injury frequency rate
2018   22.5
2017   24.91
2016   27.1
2015   31.4
2014   31.6
1Restated due to the maturation of data