We are committed to protecting our people, our clients and the communities we work in, and the assets we design, build, operate and maintain.  The management of Health, Safety, Security, the Environment and Asset Integrity are fundamental to the way we work, and are central to our unique, delivery-focused culture. This is why our Lost Time Injury (LTI) frequency rate and our recordable incident rate are significantly less than the industry average [1].

Our target

Our aspiration is for zero safety incidents. You can find out more about our global safety campaign, Horizon Zero, on our safety strategy page.

Our record

Our focus is to measure, monitor and reduce incidents and events that have the greatest potential to cause serious harm to our people, the environment, our assets and our business. We also acknowledge important achievements in safety performance such as long periods of time during which no LTIs occur.

Our 2016 safety highlights included:

Leading by example

We use our annual safety conference to share learning and to embed our safety focus. Our 2016 event was attended by 50 of our most senior leaders, including our Group Chief Executive and Group Chief Operating Officer.

All nine of our business unit Managing Directors were charged with forming and leading a team to consider and prioritise the safety issues within their respective areas and to report back at our annual safety conference – a process that involved some 600 people across the Group.

We’ve also developed a framework and supporting tools to improve the visibility and positive impact of site visits by members of our leadership team. This ensures that our leaders lead by example, are well aware of any site-specific issues and always address safety matters.                                                  

Extending our commitment to our suppliers and partners

All Petrofac safety policies and standards apply equally to our suppliers and partners, as well as our employees. We held our third annual Contractor Safety Forum in 2016 in Dubai to underline this principle, share learning, and highlight the importance of our Golden Rules of Safety. It was open to clients as well as contractors and was attended by around 200 delegates.

Sharing expertise across the industry

We continue to share expertise and reduce risk across the industry by collaborating with our peers. We are an active member of the UK Oil Spill Response Forum, and Step Change in Safety.


1. As extrapolated from figures published by the International Association of Oil and Gas Producers.


Read our Health and Safety policy

We always put the safety of our people first

HSSE boot camp

Our three-day boot camp for staff strengthens our high performance safety culture

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