2019 realised a marked step change in how we strategically tackled our HSSEQ function. Across the group we moved from a command control, retrospective focus to a proactive, lead indicator driven, intervention approach.
Through implementing this change, our project teams were empowered to identify and target key trends relating directly to their scope of work. We embraced a partnering philosophy with both our internal and external clients and sub-contractors, which saw improved collaboration across our stakeholders and established us as leaders, not followers, in the HSSEQ category with our key clients.
In 2019 Kentech completed 7.5 million manhours across the globe. 0.5 million hours less than 2018, however our projects are growing in complexity and geographical challenges. Execution excellence was achieved in our environmental performance with not only zero recordable events, but the successful roll out of a number of new initiatives both in our offices and on our project sites, reducing our environmental impact and increasing our local community involvement.
The Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR) for 2019 was 0.4 for every million hours worked (IOGP) or 0.08 for 200,000 hours (OSHA), half that of the previous year and our best performance in the past 4 years. Further, this result validates strong performance against our competitors when measured against IOGP safety performance indicators of 0.99 for every million hours worked.
A catalyst for continued success in 2020 will be our courage to lean into these new models, building on the foundations established in 2019. We will strengthen our position with our key clients as leaders in the HSSEQ environment. We will deliver our vision and commitment to be true partners, developing also a deeper collaboration with our subcontractors and sharing our outstanding culture and capabilities.