Becoming a reference in health and safety

In 2020, the EDF Group set up an action plan based on the principle of peer-to-peer coaching (or shared vigilance). Dare to question, know how to question, accept questions: those steps are all necessary to build a shared industrial safety culture. Working together to improve the behaviours of all is key to enhancing and embedding an industrial safety culture.  

At the end of 2023, 26.4% of EDF Group employees were covered by an ISO 45001 occupational health and safety certification, or the MASE certification (Company Safety Improvement Manual), an initiative to which EDF reiterated its commitment with a renewed partnership agreement, on 16 December 2021, to work with its partners to further improve health and safety performance in the Group.


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Find out more about the health and safety policy

The safety and the health of its employees, women and men, and of all those working on its sites, is EDF's highest priority. To reach this goal, the Group has adopted two objectives:

  • eradicate fatal and serious accidents sustainably. 
  • preserve the health and safety of all our employees, subcontractors and stakeholders.

As such, the Group adopted a health and safety policy in 2021 setting the priority objective of eradicating serious and fatal accidents. Implemented at a local level, this policy is binding for all the Group's companies, and for all staff and contractors.

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10 lifesaving rules to eradicate accidents

In order to deliver on its fundamental ambition to eradicate both fatal accidents and severe accidents among its employees and contractor partners, the EDF Group has set out 10 lifesaving rules. They reiterate existing rules and provide a formal framework for caution in dealing with life-threatening risks.

Through these 10 lifesaving rules, the EDF Group’s is reaffirming its determination that caution and discipline should become firmly embedded in work practices and organisations. Our lifesaving rules apply to all, and must therefore be known and strictly adhered to by all workers, whether employees or contractors:

  1. I always protect myself against falling from a height and I protect others from falling objects.
  2. I never work or drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  3. I work on potentially energised equipments only if the energy sources are isolated.
  4. I always use the specified protective equipment when I carry out live work.
  5. I always keep a safe distance away from moving equipment.
  6. I never walk or stand under a suspended load.
  7. I never enter a confined space without authorisation atmosphere control and supervision.
  8. I always wear a life jacket when working near water when there is no collective protection.
  9. I always buckle my seat belt and keep to the speed limits.
  10. I never use a mobile phone while driving.