By simultaneously improving its safety culture and operational standards, BOURBON has been able to build sustainable results which will lead the group towards its 0-incident objective.

BOURBON has reinforced its commitment to safe and efficient operations by creating its own operational safety management standard called OSM (Operational Safety Management). From management accountability, recruitment of onshore and offshore personnel, operations, management of contactors to HSE and continual measurement, they govern all aspects that ensure full operational safety.

" We have to intensify our safety focus to reach BOURBON’s ultimate objective: 0-incident."
rodolphe bouchetCEO of bourbon marine & logistics


In order to measure its performance regarding Safety, the group has established a barometer of “Key Performance Indicators” (KPIs):

  • TRIR (Total Recordable Injury Rate) 
    TRIR is calculated by the number of lost time, restricted work and medical treatment cases x 1,000,000 then divided by the total hours worked.
  • LTIR (Lost Time Incident Rate)
    LTIR is calculated by the number of lost time cases x 1,000,000 then divided by the total hours worked.

These indicators serve to accurately and reliably measure the progress made regarding the prevention of personnel injury. Regular monitoring of these results leads to progressive assessment of our performance with regards to safety.


Objectives for 2020 & results since 2013

  • LTIR Objective: 0.00
  • TRIR Objective: 0.75

For improving classification, more in-depth review has been applied in 2016 to the impact of each incident, particularly the impact to the injured person. Our goal is to clearly identify the severity of each accident in order to more effectively prevent any repeat and in addition, to generate improved transparency of statistics. 

  TRIR* TRIR objective LTIR** LTIR objective
2013 0.48 0.67 0.07 0.00
2014 0.76 0.60 0.10 0.00
2015 0.55 0.60 0.02 0.00
2016 0.82 0.60 0.34 0.00
2017 0.52 0.60 0.25 0.00
2018 1.00 0.60 0.63 0.00
2019 1.04 0.60 0.60 0.00

*TRIR : Total recordable injury rate of 24-hour work days and one million hours worked.
**LTIR : Lost time incident rate of 24-hour work days and one million hours worked.

In view of the constant need to reinforce the culture of safety, BOURBON has personally involved all of its employees and commits them to a responsible and proactive attitude regarding safety.

Bourbon behind the scenes