Health and Safety Performance

​​​​​​Woodside's health and safety (H&S) performance is essential to our business success and growth. We are committed to managing our activities to protect our people and our host communities.

Our focus on health and safety is unwavering. 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.

Our approach
Woodside’s Management System provides a clear and comprehensive set of requirements for managing risks from our activities. These include our Golden Safety Rules that have supported a continued reduction in work-related activity injuries since they were introduced 10 years ago. Our Safety Culture framework identifies the behavioural expectations required at all levels of the organisation to build and sustain an effective safety culture.

In 2016 we continued to deliver on our strategic focus areas, which included H&S leadership, process safety management, contractor management, and employee health and wellbeing. Supporting this has been our increasing use of data analytics to provide insights and inform future plans.

Our performance
In 2016, we had no work-related fatalities at Woodside operating sites but experienced 23 recordable injuries.

Woodside’s H&S performance is measured in part by total recordable injuries per million hours worked (TRIR).

In 2016, Woodside’s TRIR was 1.64, which demonstrated a 4.1% improvement on 2015.

Find out more about our 2016 activities and 2017 focus areas​.​

Health and wellbeing
When we talk about health at Woodside, we include physical, psychological, emotional, intellectual and social wellbeing.

Understanding and managing occupational exposures are key to our goal of maintaining a fit and healthy workforce.

Find out more about our 2016 activities and 2017 focus areas​.

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