10/05/2018 News

Total commitment to World Day for Safety and Health at Work


World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2018


Total once again participated in World Day for Safety and Health at Work with various initiatives at our sites around the UK. Safety is one of Total’s core values; it drives our decisions and our practices, and we have implemented various programs designed to motivate Total employees and contractors to always act with safety in mind.


What is World Day for Safety and Health at Work? 


The annual World Day for Safety and Health at Work is an annual international campaign to promote the prevention of occupational accidents and diseases globally. It is intended to focus global attention on the magnitude of the problem, and on how promoting it can help create a safe, decent and healthy culture to help reduce the number of work-related deaths and injuries.


Employee Recognition Campaign 


In line with the group theme of ‘recognition’, we presented our Stop Card award to the winning Total employee. The Stop Card worldwide system is available to everyone, including Total and partner company employees, and is represented by a card that gives its holder the authority to intervene at any time if an action or a situation appears to endanger other people, a facility or the environment.


Total UK initiatives 


Various activities took place on World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2018, that helped spread the messages to our teams. Just some of the London and Preston events included:


  • Launch of the latest Group initiative
  • Mental Health Presentation: An ex rugby player turned motivational & mental health speaker shared his story
  • First Aid interactive workshop: CPR and defibrillator training were included in this interactive session presented by the Mines Rescue Service
  • Cancer care & relaxation: This demonstrated the work of the Prince of Wales Hospice and was followed by an unwind and relaxation session
  • Noise and Hearing Protection: Various types of hearing protection were on trial
  • Virtual Reality Hazard awareness:  teams tried out our VR headset to see how many hazards they could spot before partaking in a safety quiz.
  • Change for Life encouraged us to step on the scales to find out our body make up and reveal our inner age
  • Recognition Award Ceremony 2018
  • Local school children visited for DHL’s TACS demonstrations (Truck & Child Safety) – the only road safety programme to use an actual 44 tonne truck and trailer as a visual aid


Pauline Bovyn, Digital Manager at Total UK said:

“At Total, we not only mark World Day for Safety and Health at Work, we participate too. We hold these events at our plants and offices because we take safety and health very seriously.  It is the right of our workforce to have a safe and healthy working environment that is respected at all levels, with the principle of prevention the highest priority.


Our initiatives to mark this day are interactive, thought-provoking and help to sustain our Total commitment to safety.”


To further instil our safety culture at Total, we have a set of 12 Golden Rules. A product of many different learning experiences, these rules strengthen prevention and safety measures in the workplace. At Total, safety is more than just a priority - it's a core value and the basis of our strategy. It drives our decisions and our practices.


Our constant aim is to be recognised as the benchmark for safety in our industry.

You can read more on our Sharing Our Safety Culture here.