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To prevent accidents, we manage safety in a systematic way and are introducing simpler and clearer requirements that are easier for people to understand and follow.

All companies and joint ventures under Shell operational control must manage safety in line with our Commitment and Policy on Health, Safety, Security (HSSE) and Social Performance (SP), or materially equivalent policy. It is supported by a set of mandatory manuals covering topics such as personal safety, road safety and process safety.

We are working to keep our staff and contractors safe by focusing on compliance and tackling the cultural issues that can lead to unsafe behaviour. In 2007 we made official our goal to operate with zero fatalities and no significant incidents.

Among our staff we are developing safety leadership skills, rewarding successful performance and getting better at checking that rules are being followed.

Our mandatory 12 Life-Saving Rules reinforce what staff and contractors must know and do to prevent serious injury or fatality, such as wearing a seat belt. Those who break the rules risk disciplinary action.

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