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To prevent accidents, we manage safety in a systematic way and are introducing simpler and clearer requirements that are easier for people to understand and follow.

All companies and joint ventures under Shell operational control must manage safety in line with our Commitment and Policy on Health, Safety, Security (HSSE) and Social Performance (SP), or materially equivalent policy. It is supported by a set of mandatory manuals covering topics such as personal safety, road safety and process safety.

We are working to keep our staff and contractors safe by focusing on compliance and tackling the cultural issues that can lead to unsafe behaviour. In 2007 we made official our goal to operate with zero fatalities and no significant incidents.
Among our staff we are developing safety leadership skills, rewarding successful performance and getting better at checking that rules are being followed.
Our mandatory 12 Life-Saving Rules reinforce what staff and contractors must know and do to prevent serious injury or fatality, such as wearing a seat belt. Those who break the rules risk disciplinary action.

Shell’s 12 Life-Saving Rules

Work with a valid work permit when required.

Work with a valid work permit when required

Work with a valid work permit when required

Obtain authorisation before entering a confined space.

Obtain authorisation before entering a confined space

Obtain authorisation before entering a confined space

Conduct gas tests when required.

Conduct gas tests when required

Conduct gas tests when required

Verify isolation before work begins and use the specified life protecting equipment.

Obtain authorisation before overriding or disabling safety critical equipment

Obtain authorisation before overriding or disabling safety critical equipment.

Obtain authorisation before overriding or disabling safety critical equipment

Protect yourself against a fall when working at height.

Protect yourself against a fall when working at height

Do not walk under a suspended load.

 Do not walk under a suspended load

Do not smoke outside designated smoking areas.

 Do not smoke outside designated smoking areas

No alcohol or drugs while working or driving.

No alcohol or drugs while working or driving

While driving, do not use your phone and do not exceed speed limits.

While driving, do not use your phone and do not exceed speed limits

Wear your seat belt.

Wear your seat belt

Follow prescribed journey management plan.

 Follow prescribed Journey Management Plan

Sustainability in Action

Safety Operation at the Zhupu plant
Shell Hong Kong achieved zero LTI in 2009.