Health and safety

Protecting the health and safety of our people, our contractors and our host communities is essential to our future success.

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Total recordable injury rate (TRIR) (2022)

We focus on health and safety because we believe that everyone has the right to go home in the same condition as they started the day.

We aim to be an industry leader in health and safety outcomes to protect people, communities and environments. We expect all our employees and contractors to give paramount importance to their own health and safety and that of others to keep each other safe. We strongly believe in embedding a safety culture where our people are empowered to take action to prevent injuries and maintain a safe working environment.

Health and Safety documents

Key Documents

Our safety culture

We expect all our employees and contractors to give paramount importance to their own health and safety, and that of others. We look after each other and we keep each other safe. ‘Our Safety Culture’ describes the positive or effective "I will" behaviours that contribute to excellent health and safety performance and a strong safety culture.


Process safety

Process safety describes a framework for managing the integrity of facilities through disciplined application of systems and processes. We regularly review our facility designs to proactively identify risks. We apply rigorous inspection and maintenance schedules to identify risks and manage the integrity of our structures, equipment, piping and wells to prevent a loss of containment or hydrocarbon release.

Regulatory and Health, Safety and Environment Reporting

Woodside adopts a rigorous and transparent approach to meeting the regulatory obligations applicable to our business activities and reporting on Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) events.

We comply with relevant laws and regulations and apply responsible standards where laws do not exist. This includes adhering to reporting and notification requirements, such as those specified by NOPSEMA – Australia’s offshore energy regulator.

We also report and investigate HSE events to understand risks, causes and implement corrective actions to mitigate impacts and continuously improve the way we operate. Learnings from HSE events are communicated through cross-industry forums.

Woodside provides data relating to regulatory and HSE reporting in our sustainability disclosures available here

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