Safety, asset integrity and security

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

To maintain our performance, 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. During the past year, we shifted the focus from lagging indicators to leading indicators, and implemented a range of new digital reporting and training resources.

Reflecting on our safety performance

We saw improvements across all key areas of safety in 2019. These include:

  • Fatalities – there were no reportable fatalities at any Petrofac sites during 2019
  • Lost time injury (LTI) frequency rate – reduced to 0.013 per 200,000 man-hours, compared to an industry average of 0.052 (International Association of Oil and Gas Producers, 2018)
  • Recordable incident frequency rate – reduced to 0.058 per 200,000 man-hours, compared to an industry average of 0.198 (International Association of Oil and Gas Producers, 2018)

This performance was achieved as a result of a renewed emphasis on reporting. Site managers are actively encouraged to report on, and help the Group to learn from, all manner of safety incidents. As a result, reporting transparency increased by 150%.


0 fatalities across the Group in 2019


Recognised for excellence in safety across our locations 

To recognise our approach to safety, we also received a number of awards and accolades. For example:

Read more about our Health and Safety performance in our 2019 Annual Report.



Safety Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

We record our safety performance KPIs based on the industry-wide Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rules. The key measures are shown below.

2019 figures




Read our Health and Safety policy

We always put the safety of our people first