Our safety strategy

We’re committed to a future where we have zero safety incidents.  

With a significant increase in the number of man-hours worked across our projects, we're taking steps to maintain our safety performance – and we continue to enhance our well-established programme of health, safety, security, environment and integrity assurance (HSSEIA) measures. We also continue to refine the way we measure our performance and, during the past year, we launched 16 new global HSSEIA standards in key areas such as Workers' Welfare and Golden Rules Deviations Management.

Horizon Zero

Horizon Zero is our internal safety campaign, designed to help our teams eliminate the potential for incidents to occur on site or in the office.

Horizon Zero encourages each employee, and those we work alongside, to: 

  • Recognise hazards and reduce risk by identifying, understanding and dealing with them
  • Take personal ownership for safety by demonstrating personal commitment and competence throughout the organisation
  • Assure asset integrity by maintaining assets in a safe, reliable and efficient condition

We will achieve these objectives through leadership, communication, and co-operation.

Strengthening our safety culture

Our performance can be attributed to the strength of the Petrofac safety culture, which was bolstered by several new initiatives in 2017. These included:

  • Implementing the new Petrofac Assurance Index – the Index helps us to determine, location by location, whether our Golden Rules of Safety are understood and being followed, as well as identifying opportunities for improvement
  • Increasing the visibility of high potential incidents – by adopting the Mining the Diamond approach, we modified our HSSEIA reporting processes to bring increased visibility to HiPos
  • Rolling-out our Line of Fire campaign – the campaign reminds all personnel to be aware of, and stay well clear of, potential safety hazards (such as moving vehicles or lifting operations). To date, we’ve delivered this training to 90,000 workers across our projects
  • Implementing a new Driving Safety Policy – this was followed up with the implementation of our Group-wide driving safety campaign
  • Listening to the business needs and setting the tone from the top – we once again conducted 12 global ‘HSSEIA Deep Dives’ at all our key offices. The output from these was fed into our annual safety conference
  • Conducting a series of Group HSSEIA audits – we completed 10 audits across our offices, project sites and operated assets, with the findings reported to senior management and fed back into the HSSEIA planning process

Read our Health and Safety policy

We always put the safety of our people first

Golden rules of safety

Our Golden Rules set out our minimum expectations to control the risk of serious injury from common activities