EDF Group is an international company with a major industrial component to its work, and ensuring the health and safety of its staff and all of those who work on EDF sites is an absolute priority.
As such, the Group has developed a health and safety policy based on a single ambition: zero accidents and zero impact on health. Delivered locally by the various subsidiaries that make up the Group, the policy is binding for every Group company and each of their employees and service providers.
Advances in safety culture
Everybody has a role to play in developing a safety culture based on prevention, accountability, and shared experiences and responsibilities, designed to protect people.
It is based on four main principles:
responsibility: each of the Group’s companies gets involved and provides all of the resources needed to protect the health and safety of its staff, as well as the staff of its service providers
stakeholder commitment: everyone is responsible for their safety and that of those around them. Every employee must be aware of their role, and commit to protecting both themselves and their colleagues
continuous improvement: each Group company must act and evaluate the procedures in place and the results obtained in order to build its action plans
sharing best practices, feedback and innovation is a fundamental vector for spreading a safety culture
EDF’s safety culture is built upon responsibility, stakeholder commitment, continuous improvement and shared experience.
Accidents and safety in the workplace: ever more ambitious objectives
The target of the Group’s health and safety policy is zero accidents and zero impact on health. The Group will achieve its ambitious objectives, already on their way to being reached by EDF Energy in the UK, through a strategy of continuous improvement.
The first Group health and safety communication campaign rolled out in 2014, La vie est belle – Dix règles vitales pour ne pas la gâcher (Life is good – 10 basic rules for how not to ruin it), illustrates this desire.
This campaign echoes the EDF Energy “Zero Harm” and Generation and Engineering Division (“One second too late”) campaigns.
EDF is committed to halving the frequency of accidents in the workplace in five years