We are committed to protecting our people, our clients and the communities we work in, as well as the assets we design, build, operate and maintain. 

Our target

Across Petrofac, our aspiration is for zero safety incidents, and this is encapsulated in our vision, Horizon Zero. We aim to achieve zero harm to our people and assets, the local communities and environment. 

You can find out more about our global safety campaign on our safety strategy page.

Our record

Petrofac benefits from a strong safety 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 2017 safety highlights included:

  • Britannia and Kittiwake UK offshore assets achieved 14 and 13 year LTI-free milestones respectively
  • Eight years LTI-free at the Jasmine FPSO in the Gulf of Thailand
  • ZADCO UZ750 project in the UAE reached more than 58 million man-hours LTI-free
  • Kuwait Oil Company presented a safety award for achieving 50 million safe man-hours
  • 53 million man-hours without an LTI at the Sohar Refinery Improvement Project in Oman
  • In Malaysia we received two awards from PETRONAS for excellence in Safety, Health & Environment and for Integrated Operational & Asset Integrity Assurance

Leading by example

We use our annual HSSEIA conference to share learning and to embed our safety focus. Our 2017 event was attended by 70 of our most senior leaders, including our Group Chief Executive.

The event centred on feedback from deep-dive workshops that were held across sites, offices and business units this year, where colleagues at all levels and in all functions were invited to share safety feedback.

Extending our safety commitment to our suppliers and partners

All Petrofac safety policies and procedures apply equally to our suppliers and partners, as well as our own employees.

In 2017 we brought more rigour to these relationships with a new Contractor HSSEIA Management Standard, which sets clear expectations covering every stage of a project – from pre-qualification right through to close-out.

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.


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