About Safety Day
On Safety Day all employees and contractors are encouraged to take time for safety. It’s a day for engagement, for sharing ideas and good practices, for working in teams on plans to deliver continuous improvement in safety performance, and to reflect on our personal and collective commitment to safety.
Why safety is important to Shell
The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that more than 230,000 people are killed in road accidents in India every year, the equivalent of a life lost every five minutes. Man-made disasters cover a wide range of events created largely due to accidents, negligence or sometimes even by human design, which result in huge loss of lives and property every year in India, often greater than even natural disasters. These incidents can be avoided and lives can be saved, if one takes safety seriously and accords it supreme importance.
In the oil and gas industry, risks to human life are high relative to other sectors - perhaps an inevitable consequence of the challenging environments in which it operates. According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health 2014, the occupational fatality rate was one of the highest globally from 1993-2010 compared with other professions. And that is why ‘Safety’ for Shell is paramount.
With safety embedded in our work culture, it helps us to ask the right questions and make the right choices at every step – whether in engineering design or implementation, during maintenance or routine administration tasks. Our goal is to safety a part of people’s daily habits.