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. We have a ‘zero-harm’ vision for health and safety. This applies to our broader agenda of health and safety, environment and product safety.

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 help us anticipate safety risks before they cause an accident. During 2021 we focused on developing our leading indicator philosophy.

Our main lagging indicator is our Lost Time Injury Rate (‘LTIR’). In 2021, we recorded a lost time injury rate of 0.20, compared with 0.24 in 2020. The rate has reduced each year for the last four years.

Rotork Life Saving Rules

Our new Rotork Life Saving Rules were launched in 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. Over 99% of colleagues completed our Rotork Life Saving Rules training, amounting to 22,000 FTE hours of safety training.

Employee wellbeing

Rotork recognises the importance of supporting colleagues’ health and wellbeing, particularly in these challenging times. We aim to support colleagues’ wellbeing by increasing awareness, providing practical support and promoting healthy choices. We offer a global Employee Assistance Programme providing services such as counselling and legal and financial support.

We also trained 100 Mental Health First Aiders in 2021, so we now have a minimum of one per site globally. We plan to train the same number of new Mental Health First Aiders in 2022, as well as offering mental health awareness training for managers and employees more broadly.