Safety and wellbeing

Safety remains a top priority, as our financial and business performance must always be underpinned by a strong safety record.


We will always be exposed to high-risk working environments on a daily basis and embedding safety procedures and principles in our people is a key part of improving our performance. We continue to foster the belief across our businesses that all accidents can be avoided.


Our ambition is to achieve a world-class safety level by 2015, featuring a lost time injury frequency rate of below 0.1.


Our key performance indicator in this area is employee lost time injury frequency rate. We also measure; employee and contractor lost time injuries; and injuries to members of the public.

Related policies

31 October 2013
Safety and well-being policy
2013 update
17 August 2012
Process safety - Our commitment
Our vision is to be an industry leader in managing the process safety risks from our assets throughout the world.
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Related metrics

The safety of our employees
Safety is critical both to business performance and to helping to define the culture of the Company for our employees. We recognise that our operations potentially give rise to risk and that some of ...
The safety of the public
The safety of the public in the communities we serve is of prime importance to us. In 2012/13, 22 members of the public (excluding fatalities) were injured as a result of our activities, compared ...
The safety of those who work with us
We believe everyone who works for us is entitled to high levels of safety, whether they are a direct employee or employed by one of our contract partners. During 2012/13, there were 41 contractor ...

Related case studies

10 June 2013
Delivering our ambition for safety
Our ambition is to achieve a world-class safety level by 2015, featuring a lost time injury frequency rate of below 0.1In the UK, we introduced our Take Care campaign, which focused on cable avoidance ...
15 June 2012
The only time is at night
When we needed to refurbish some of the overhead line conductors very close to one of the busy main M6 motorway junctions in Birmingham we hit an immediate problem – the Highways Agency would not ...
13 June 2011
Shape up for National Grid
Employees racked up a combined eight years’ worth of exercise in the 2010 ‘Shape Up National Grid’ challenge. Following the success of last year’s inaugural Shape Up ...
13 June 2011
Student cult hero helps broadcast gas safety message
TV star and stand-up comedian Greg Davies, who plays the infamous head teacher Mr Gilbert in cult UK TV show The Inbetweeners, teamed up with National Grid for a new campaign to make students aware of ...

See also

UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
US Occupational and Health Administration
UK Gas Industry Safety Group
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