Safety and wellbeing

The safety and wellbeing of our employees is paramount.
We strive for world-class safety conditions; our management of this area is necessarily strong and tailored towards achieving a world-class standard.   We recognise the importance of creating a working environment which contributes to employee physical and mental well-being. It is our collective focus on employee wellbeing and the health and safety of employees and those who work on, or visit, our sites that’s a contributory factor to the success of our organisation. We have a range of programmes focused on this. Where there are identified hazards, we provide employees exposed to these with health surveillance, which allows us to understand and make their working environment as safe as possible.
Many of our people work in challenging environments and on some of the most complex engineering projects. These have associated health and safety risks which we work hard to fully identify and mitigate.  There are specific hazards, such as explosion risks associated with the manufacture of munitions, and common hazards across all sites such as slips, trips and falls.
Our policies detail expectations of all our employees, driving continual improvement in safety standards. We employ teams of specialists to understand and mitigate safety risks, and, at a senior level, part of the executive bonus structure is aligned to meeting specific safety Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). 
It is especially important to us that we support wider issues that our employees may face in their daily lives, and our Employee Assistance Programme provides assistance to employees across a range of issues, including mental and financial wellbeing.