Health and Safety

Safety is our highest priority, and essential if we are to meet our ambition of building a high-performing team. Improving safety, and specifically preventing fatalities, is a key focus for everyone across the company.

AM/NS India also wants its people to be healthy, and committed to our success, and to be able to work with integrity, knowing that diversity is valued and that every individual is respected and able to develop their potential.

Our highest priority

Health, safety and environment (HSE) – our approach

Our approach to safety is consistent wherever we operate; the safety of our employees takes priority over everything. This is the culture that we are seeking to embed across our operations.

Our golden rules of safety:

  • I will come to work in a “fit and able” condition
  • I will follow the lockout/isolation procedure when working on equipment
  • I will always respect all the rules of load handling and never stand under a suspended load
  • I will respect rail priority and stay out of close clearance areas without proper precautions being taken
  • I will not disable safety devices
  • I will use fall protection or prevention whenever and wherever required according to our standards
  • I will follow the confined space entry procedure before entering as well as during the full duration of the task
  • I will respect all the traffic rules
  • I will respect the rules for entering and/or working in hazardous gas areas
  • I will respect all the H&S basic rules, standards and signals and I will wear the required PPE

Health, safety and environment (HSE) leadership and governance mechanism

We pride ourselves on a robust safety governance mechanism driven by the health, safety and environment (HSE) committee of the Board (chaired by CEO) and the Central HSE committee (chaired by the Director). Management Guidelines are implemented through plant heads of different units and subsequently through sub-committees chaired by relevant HODs through monthly reviews.

HSE Review Frequency
Board Level HSE Review Quarterly
Corporate Level HSE Review Monthly
Plant Level HSE Review Monthly
Departmental Level HSE Review Monthly
Contractor HSE Review Bi-Monthly

Safety Trainings:

Three Levels of Training Programs carried out by Internal & External expert faculties as per developed annual HSE training calendar & matrix covering Company Employees & Contractor Associates.

Safety Audits:

Safety Audits including Cross Functional Audits for Pan India Units are carried out as per defined schedule to check the level of Safety Compliance.

Safety Performance:

Safety Assurance Plan for Department & Employees, to consider safety performance as a part of an Employee’s career advancement.

HSE Index : A Stringent Tool for HSE Performance Measurement System at AMNS India

  • A unique Safety Engagement / Performance Measurement Tool developed in house.
  • A Composite Index of Leading & Lagging Indicators. Creates a Healthy Competition amongst the Departments.

Implementation of integrated management systems

We have established and implemented an integrated management system which includes a quality management system in accordance with ISO 9001:2015 & IATF 16949:2016, environmental management system in accordance with ISO 14001:2015, occupational health and safety management system in accordance with ISO 45001:2018, and an energy management system with ISO 50001:2018.

We have implemented the Process Safety Management (PSM) in line with OSHA standard 1910.119.

Safety Results:

We have received World Steel’s ‘safety & health excellence recognition’ on three occasions in the past five years from World Steel Association an unmatched achievement.

Year Safety & health excellence recognition
2014 Safety leadership
2015 Safety leadership
2018 Process safety

LTIFR (lost time injury frequency rate) - A social sustainability indicator of the organization.

INDICATOR UNIT BENCHMARK 2017 2018 2019
Lost time injury (LTI) frequency rate Injuries / million hours worked
World Steel
AM/NS India performance
0.97
0.25
0.84
0.25
0.83
0.20