Safety health and wellbeing

Rotork Safety, Health & Wellbeing

We put safety, health and wellbeing at the centre of what we do for our people and for our wider stakeholders.

Our vision for health and safety is zero harm; where we have no safety incidents and no cases of work-related ill-health. This applies to our broader agenda of health and safety, environment and product safety. We want our people to finish work safe and healthy every day whether they are working in factories, offices or from home.

Health and safety performance

We use a combination of leading (proactive) and lagging (reactive) indicators to assess our health and safety performance. Our leading indicators include safety Gemba walks, safety spots and an annual global audit programme. Our focus on leading KPIs helped reduce accident rates in 2020.

Our main lagging indicator is our Lost Time Injury Rate (‘LTIR’). This year, we recorded a lost time injury rate of 0.24, compared with 0.25 in 2019. The rate has reduced each year for the last three years. The number of first aid injuries also reduced from 198 in 2019 to 147 in 2020.

Rotork Life Saving Rules

We launched our new ‘Rotork Life Saving Rules’ in early 2021. They are based on the globally recognised ‘Life Saving Rules’, typically used in the oil and gas industry where a strong safety culture is also of paramount importance. They are a clear, simple set of rules that aim to mitigate the most common causes of serious accidents. The rules are applicable to all Rotork employees globally.

Employee wellbeing

Employee wellbeing is another area of focus for Rotork. We support employees’ wellbeing by driving awareness, providing practical support and promoting healthy choices. Our aim is to support employees to have a successful and balanced workplace wellbeing lifestyle.

We produced a new suite of resources last year to support colleagues’ mental health and wellbeing. These included a guide containing tips for working from home effectively; including encouraging colleagues to go outdoors and be active during the day, and to stay connected with other colleagues.