We’re serious about health and safety because lives depend on it

At ENGIE, we’re serious about health and safety because lives depend on it. Everyone takes responsibility for following our No Life at Risk, No Mind at Risk, and No Asset at Risk policies. We watch out for one another; comply with life-saving rules, practices, and procedures; and offer suggestions for continuous improvement to work free from the risk of injuries or accidents.

While the nature of our company’s services means we must remain vigilant in always following safety protocols, a heightened focus was placed on these measures during COVID-19 with the use of personal protective equipment, social distancing guidelines, remote working where possible, and more.

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No Life at Risk

ENGIE is committed to promoting health and safety for all.  We do this with a No Life at Risk policy that’s focused on four key pillars:

  1. Life Saving Rules: Nine fundamental rules respected by everyone, everywhere.
  2. The Breakpoint: If you’re not as safe as you could be, say STOP! It’s everyone’s duty for the sake of everyone’s safety.
  3. Identifying HIPOs: A HIPO is an event with high potential for causing death or serious injury. Identifying and analyzing HIPOs contributes directly to preventing risks.
  4. Shared Vigilance: Employees, subcontractors and temporary workers must be vigilant for each other for their own safety, and that of others.

This No Life at Risk policy is prioritized because – above all else – we want to ensure our employees return safely home to their loved ones at the end of the workday.

This policy is evident everywhere, every day, in every way, at ENGIE.  It’s in the safety visits by our CEO at wind farms under construction.  It’s discussed in every employee town hall meeting.  It’s at the construction sites as employees conduct daily safety plans and don their hard hats, safety glasses, high visibility clothes, and cut resistant gloves.  Health and safety are engrained in every aspect of operations and at the forefront of how we think and how we act.

Nine elements of safety ensure a culture that is rewarded by injury-free execution of work

  1. Visible leadership
  2. Site leaders identify risks and plan mitigation
  3. Strict adherence to ENGIE life-saving rules and personal protective equipment requirements.
  4. Workforce supervisors are critical influencers in safe project execution
  5. No plan – No work!
  6. See it – own it!
  7. Lone worker safety
  8. Urgent and effective management of incidents and injuries as well as worker compensation claims
  9. Contractor prequalification and oversight

No Mind at Risk

The mind is a vital component of health.  We promote wellbeing at work by preventing risks related to the performance of activities and helping to prevent psychosocial risks.  ENGIE achieves this by:

  • Strengthening the managerial dimension of wellbeing at work
  • Helping to control the impact of physical and mental health on workplace safety
  • Identifying and controlling risks associated with adaptation and organizational variability
  • Identifying and controlling risks linked to the variability of people
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No Asset at Risk

Ensuring process safety is a key measure to preventing risks related to the industrial process of asset construction and operation.  We do this by:

  • Strengthening the shared standards of process for safety management
  • Remaining vigilant in monitoring industrial risks induced by our new activities and newly ingrained entities
  • Developing systematic sharing of “Returns on Experience” – results of root cause analysis performed on HIPO events – and best practices

Measurement is an integral part of our method

Construction Hours
9.27 Million
in 2020
OSHA Total Recordable Incident Rate
Top Quartile Performance
among peers
OSHA Recordable Lost-Time Incident Rate
in 2020

ENGIE has also achieved a 33% reduction in medically treated incidents and a 50% reduction in lost time incidents over the last year.

Preventing accidents is our priority. Our target is always zero serious or fatal accidents.

ENGIE is in the top quartile relative to competitors in recordable and lost-time incidents, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The approach we take to put No Life at Risk, No Mind at Risk, and No Asset at Risk works – it’s proven in the continuous drops in loss time incident rates and total incidents reported.

In fact, in 2020, we successfully completed more than 9.27 million construction hours, while we brought our lost time accident frequency rate and medical treatment frequency rates down.

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