Our client, an Australian conglomerate, recognised safety as an important aspect of ongoing business sustainability and a critical measure of the success of the company as a whole.

With business units operating across a wide range of industries and a staff roster exceeding 200,000 individuals, the client sought to better understand its existing safety performance and what aspects of best practice could be adopted and applied.


  • Insight into the relative safety performance of its business units, not only amongst themselves but also against first class leaders around the world.
  • Understanding of best practices in safety management, both at an industry agnostic and a business segment specific level that could be transferred and applied to improve the group’s performance.
  • A shortlist of existing systems already in place within the high performing unit that could be leveraged and introduced to other businesses, in cases where similar business units demonstrated significant differences in their safety performance.
  • Understanding of how and why safety performance tends to vary by industry, and the magnitude of the typical differences. (PIP found that retail businesses experienced, on average, ~10x the frequency of lost time injuries than those in industrial processing).