When it comes to safety, one of our ambitions is to structurally reduce the Total Reportable Frequency Index (TRFI) to below 3.0. The TRFI is a measure of safety performance based on a ratio between ‘reportable’ accidents and total hours worked.
In the first half of 2018, the TRFI has remained well below the norm. The current value for the period from July 2017 to June 2018 inclusive is 2.3, which is much lower than the value achieved in the same period last year (4.0).
Pipeline damage incidents
Another of our safety ambitions is to reduce the incidence of pipeline damage with actual or potential gas leaks. The signal value for 2018 has been set at less than 5 (less than 6 in 2017). So far in 2018, there have been two cases of pipeline damage, one of which gave rise to an actual gas leak. In the first half of 2018, there were no transport disruptions resulting from pipeline damage in both the Netherlands and Germany.