We have run a safety and quality programme since 2003, investing nearly $40 million to date. The programme covers all aspects of our work that can affect health and safety. This is more than a campaign: it’s a culture. Our health and safety principles are embedded in our day-to-day operations. The company not only accepts inputs and risk assessments from personnel at all levels; it encourages them. We always listen when an employee raises a concern.

Health, safety and working environment policy

Our aspiration is zero harm to people and the environment.

  • Zero harm means that we aspire to create a workplace that is injury-free.
  • International and national legislation and guidelines form the basis of our health, safety and working environment (HSE) culture. We also take active measures to reach beyond the requirements.

We believe all accidents can be prevented by:

  • Building a company culture which reinforces safety awareness among our employees.
  • Ensuring practical and well-considered risk management onboard and ashore.
  • Learning through analysing accidents and near-accidents.
  • Continual improvement of procedures and routines, including skills of personnel and emergency preparedness.

Our managers are ultimately accountable for ensuring that we move towards our aspiration of zero harm. HSE responsibilities and tasks are defined and communicated throughout the operation. We educate all employees to understand the implications of this HSE policy.

We monitor HSE indicators through:

  • Monthly reporting
  • Yearly evaluation of developments and trends included in the company management review
  • Yearly planning of HSE objectives, targets and actions being part of the strategic planning process

– Øistein Dahl
Chief Operating Officer, Golar


In line with our aspiration of zero harm to people and the environment we record, among other indicators:

  • Lost time injury frequency (LTIF) – the number of incidents of injury resulting in lost time per 1 million man-hours worked
  • Total recordable case frequency (TRCF) – the number of recordable incidents per 1 million man-hours worked

LTIF and TRCF 2007-2015

LTIF: Year - 2007, LTIF - 2.94, Year - 2008, LTIF - 0.00, Year - 2009, LTIF - 1.87, Year - 2010, LTIF - 0.70, Year - 2011, LTIF - 1.21, Year - 2012, LTIF - 0.00, Year - 2013, LTIF - 0.27, Year - 2014, LTIF - 0.25, Year - 2015, LTIF - 0.57

TRCF: Year - 2007, TRCF - 3.68, Year - 2009, TRCF - 2.81, Year - 2010, TRCF - 2.10, Year - 2011, TRCF - 3.62, Year - 2012, TRCF - 0.82, Year - 2013, TRCF - 1.10, Year - 2014, TRCF - 0.74, Year - 2015, TRCF - 0.76

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