A safe business

Health and safety have always been a priority for us, forming an integral part of our core business. They are in fact a prerequisite for the success of our business.

Conducting a business in safety is possible with the unceasing commitment of the Company and contribution of all stakeholders

The worker's safety is constantly monitored and guaranteed through an integrated health, safety and environment management system, ISO 45001 and 14001 certified. Health and safety risks are identified and assessed, mitigation actions are applied to eliminate or manage these risks, and actions, with associated objectives and targets, are implemented to ensure continuous improvement. Our management system is periodically verified through internal audits and audits by the third-party certification body.

Physical and mental health and well-being are non-negotiable prerequisites for working well, safely and for dealing with the major challenges typical of the industry in which the Company works.

Our journey

Saipem invests consistently to ensure a safe work environment for our people, for our contractors and for the communities where we operate, pursuing the journey towards safety excellence that had begun more than fifteen years ago, and turning the vision of zero victims into reality.

A determining factor in ensuring that the workforce complies with safety standards is the development of professional skills and an understanding of individual responsibilities.

1,2 million hours

training hours on HSE topics delivered to employees and subcontractors

LiHS programme 

In 2006, Saipem created a programme whereby all staff could contribute to developing a culture of safety – the "Leadership in Health and Safety (LiHS) Programme”. Each member of the organisation plays a fundamental role in the success of the programme: managers, supervisors, employees and subcontractors, with the sole aim of incorporating a culture of care and intervention, where each person understands that working safely is an intrinsic feature of Saipem. 

Saipem pursues this objective through a top-down, bottom-up and multi-stage strategy, with a wide range of tools, which have been fine-tuned over 15 years of continuous applications and updates. 


We Want Zero

In addition to leadership involvement through the LiHS Programme, Saipem has also designed the "We Want Zero" workshop, which has become a factor contributing to achieving the target of zero victims in Saipem activities. The workshop is used to identify the reasons why unsafe standardised conditions may exist within the organisation, trying to address problems with new and creative solutions, by applying lateral thinking methods. Saipem's “Life-Saving Rules” (LSR) in the scope of the WWZ Programme have proven highly effective in driving improved safety performance, providing the foundation for non-negotiable expectations to be considered when operating in our Company's work environments.

Safety performance

Year Million worked man-hours LTI Frequency Rate TRI Frequency Rate HL Frequency Rate Event
2020 206,0 0,13 0,36 -
2021 199,7 0,19 0,37 0,76
2022 237,8 0,16 0,43 0,88

(*) The HLFR (High Level Frequency Rate Event) was introduced in 2021 to measure all near misses that might have caused serious injuries.

Choose Life

We also promote an active and healthy lifestyle thanks to the "Choose Life" programme, which encourages people to make positive choices for their health.

Saipem understands that a healthy and safe workforce contributes to achieving zero accidents and zero deaths in the workplace. 


The health of our employees 

Saipem has developed a continually evolving health management system, which is adapted to the work environments, integrates the most recent epidemiological studies and is designed to ensure the best health monitoring and medical services. 

Our health promotion programme for Saipem employees focuses mainly on preventive measures and covers all operations which may represent a health risk when performed. 

The program includes an assessment of the health risks, check-ups for the issue of fitness certificates, vaccinations and chemoprophylaxis, health information, monitoring of the hygiene/sanitary conditions, programmes for the prevention of diseases and activities to promote health and physical activity.

Saipem’s operating activities require the movement of a considerable number of people, even to remote locations. This is why we ensure the best possible medical care for employees wherever they work, organise regular medical check-ups and issue medical fitness certificates.

We also provide staff with training before each trip or foreign assignment, to prevent the risks of contracting diseases due to climatic, environmental and other factors related to the destination.

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Employee support programmes 

Saipem has numerous supporting programs supporting programs for its employees, consistently with local regulations, widely extended through the Group companies, including for example:

  • Working-from-home measure. 
  • Flexible working hours. 
  • Part-time working options. 
  • Childcare facilities or contributions defined in internal Welfare system (e.g. babysitting services, elderly care). 
  • Breast-feeding/lactation facilities or benefits. 
  • Paid parental leave for the primary and secondary caregivers in excess of the minimum legal requirement. 
  • Paid family or care leave beyond parental leave. 
  • Health fund. 
  • Insurance for professional and non-professional injuries. 
  • Integrative pension fund. 

Some measures (i.e. Working from home) are applicable only for the office workers and in line with local market practices.