Health and Safety


We focus on health and safety because we believe that everyone has a right to go home in the same condition as they started the day.

Strong HSEQ performance is essential for the success and growth of our business. We aim to be recognised as an industry leader in HSEQ through managing our activities in a sustainable manner to protect our people, our communities and the environment.

We expect all our employees and contractors to give paramount importance to their own health and safety, and that of others so to keep each other safe.

Woodside’s behaviour framework, ‘Our Safety Culture’, helps everyone, including our contractors, understand the role they play in strengthening Woodside’s safety culture.

Woodside’s strong focus on process safety ensures risks are managed at all our facilities. This involves making the safety of our people inherent in the design phase, through development and into the production life-cycle.

A healthy and productive workforce remains an important factor in Woodside’s continuing success as we aspire to lead the way with effective, informative and enjoyable health and well-being initiatives.

We see our health and safety performance as fundamental to our aspiration to be a global leader in oil and gas.

Over the last five years, we have significantly improved our safety performance, achieving a 60% reduction in our total recordable injury rate. Our aim is to continuously improve year on year towards a goal of industry leading health and safety performance.​

In recognition of our commitment, Woodside was awarded the 2017 Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association Safety Excellence Award.

For more information on our performance, activities and focus areas, please refer to the latest Sustainable Development Report.