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We are committed to providing the highest standards of health and safety at our assets to minimise the risk to our employees, contractors, consultants and visitors.

We expect our supply chain to support us in achieving this commitment by applying a responsible risk-based approach to the management of health and safety. 

During 2017 Capco continued to embed the enhanced health and safety governance and reporting framework that was developed during the previous year throughout the business. The Sector Safety Leadership Teams (SSLTs) met regularly to consider health and safety matters for each of our assets. The SSLTs are composed of senior management and employees from applicable functions of the business and provide the opportunity for employee representatives to contribute to health & safety management discussions. The SSLTs implement our Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OH&SMS) at operational level. The SLTTs are overseen by the Group Safety Leadership Team (GSLT) is chaired by the General Counsel & Director of Corporate Services and championed by the Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer, who is responsible for health and safety at Board level.  The GSLT review health and safety performance across the Group regularly throughout the year, and facilitates the sharing of lessons learnt and best practice across the management team.

Health and safety is a standing item on the Capco Board’s agenda and the Board receives regular formal reports on health and safety, summarising health and safety performance, risks and achievements across the Group.

We continue to enhance compliance by delivering bespoke health and safety training to senior employees and an IOSH (Institution of Occupational Safety and Health) Managing Safely course to property and project management teams. Further training was also attended by Capco’s first-aiders during 2017.

Capco is a Client Partner of the Considerate Constructors Scheme (the “Scheme”), reflecting our commitment to ensuring that our contractors provide the highest standards of health and safety on our construction projects. As a Client Partner, Capco encourages the contractors we engage to be registered with the Scheme. We expect compliance with all aspects of the Scheme’s Code on our registered sites.

Capco’s Group-wide business continuity and major incident response plans continue to be tested and refreshed as appropriate. Scenario based desk top exercises are held in relation to each asset to familiarise the major incident response teams with the enhanced plans. In addition, health & safety is considered as part of due-diligence on the commencement of new operations or projects.

No work-related employee fatalities were recorded during 2017 or since Capco’s inception. There was a total of 6 RIDDOR incidents reported across the Group during 2017, comprising 1 RIDDOR on the Covent Garden estate and 5 RIDDOR incidents recorded involving employees of contractor employees on development projects. The Accident Frequency Rate (AFR) for Capco development projects for 2017 stood at 0.34.We benchmark our development projects’ AFR against the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) Construction Industry Standard of 0.77. Capco’s Lost Time Frequency Rate (LTFR) for 2017 was 0.48.  We will continue to work with our supply chain to maintain healthy and safe construction projects as well continuing to provide high standards of health & safety across all of our property activities.

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