Health and safety

The health and safety of our people is imperative to our business. Striving for excellence in health and safety makes good business sense at a number of levels: it results in higher performing teams and more reliable operations and activities; and it makes us an attractive business partner.

We are committed to continually improving the standards of health and safety in the workplace.

The figures referenced in this section do not include our Power Systems business. We are in the process of integrating our Power Systems business into our HS&E management system. Figures have been adjusted to reflect the sale of our Energy gas turbine and compressor business in December 2014.

Our vision and goals for health and safety and how we commit to achieve them are set out in our global HS&E policy.

This describes how performance improvement is delivered through a strategy that focuses on three areas:

Capability and culture
To instil HS&E at the heart of everything we do, we need consistent, visible leadership and commitment from managers at all levels. We must also engage effectively on HS&E with all our employees.

Systems and processes
As we continue to grow there is an even greater need for robust HS&E management. We continually strengthen our HS&E management system, running effective assurance programmes and sharing what we learn from incidents.

Risk-based improvement programmes
We implement prioritised work programmes focused on key areas of risk. Recent examples include electrical safety, control of contractors and process safety.

Safety in Rolls-Royce is given the highest priority for both our people and for the operation of our products.

Our performance