Safety Cocoon

We have a duty to protect people and take comfort from the fact we have all of the right tools, process and standards to live and breathe safe working practice. The Wood Group PSN Safety Cocoon is the foundation of our approach to protecting people.

The Safety Cocoon features four layers that focus on hazard awareness, safety training and behavioral standards and lifesaving rules. Each element of the safety Cocoon acts as a protective layer around people.

The safety Cocoon includes four elements:


First layer : Aristos
As human beings we are constantly faced with choices. When at work, often our decisions will determine whether we get home safely. The same decision making process applies to all other aspects of our lives. We know right from wrong, we know what we should do but don't always do it. Our "Aristos Experience" will help you understand why the decisions we make are not always the safest choice. It will help you make the right decisions and encourage you to step up when the decisions of others are putting our people at risk.

Second layer : Hazard awareness
Many of our incidents result from our failure to identify and manage workplace hazards. If we fail to spot and manage a hazard before we start work then an incident is a very real possibility. We will provide you with some simple tools that will help you spot hazards and do something about them before they can cause harm. The tools will encourage you to work as a team to spot and eliminate the hazards. You also have the authority to stop any work if you see something that is unsafe.

Third layer : Life Saving Rules
We have eight Life Saving Rules. They set our minimum expectations for those activities which, based on an analysis of incidents, are most likely to result in you being seriously injured. They help raise your awareness and provide you with some simple key actions which, when followed, will protect you and your colleagues from injury. We expect everybody, at all levels of our organisation, to comply with these rules.

Fourth layer : Behavioural Standard
Our behaviours, whether you are a director, manager, supervisor or worker, set the safety culture of our organisation. It's often referred to as 'the way we do things around here'. We want WGPSN to build a safety culture that is recognised by our people, our clients,  subcontractors and the regulators as being second to none. To do this we all need to actively demonstrate those behaviours that will help build such a culture - our behavioural standard clearly states those behaviours for all levels of our organisation.

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If you have any questions about the UK implementation of the Safety Cocoon please contact the HSEQ team:

Simon Miller, UK HSEQ manager
T: 01224 851628

Ian Cooper, HSEQ manager - business stream 1, 2 & 5
T: 01224 373918

Garry Begg, HSEQ manager - business stream 3 & 4
T: 01224 851584

Keith Strachan, HSEQ manager - business stream 6
T: 01914 9432600

Paul Reid, UK HSEQ and assurance manager
T: 01224 851945

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