Safety and Wellbeing

Safety and Wellbeing Policy

We want to be a recognised leader in the development and operation of safe, reliable and sustainable energy infrastructure to meet the needs of our customers and communities and to generate value for our investors. One of the ways we will achieve this is to deliver
excellent levels of safety, and ensure the wellbeing of our employees.

We commit to:

  • Using the appropriate designs, processes, tools and training to ensure that risks are eliminated or minimised
  • Ensuring our employees and contract partners have the expertise to work safely and without harm, and any learning from
    incidents is embedded throughout our organisation
  • Using our collective knowledge and experience to innovate new ways of working safely and healthily and to identify and implement best practices
  • Fostering collaboration whilst retaining flexibility to deliver standards consistent with local needs and constraints – these standards form an important part of our safety management systems
  • Holding line management accountable to deliver high standards of safety leadership and performance but also recognising that all have a part to play in influencing their own personal safety and health outcomes, and once equipped are trusted to do so
  • Actively encouraging our employees to make a more positive impact on their wellbeing and the wellbeing of those around them.

Straight Talk – Rachael Davidson

Happy New Year! After the mince pies and festivities of the Christmas period, many of us will be making resolutions about our fitness or maybe considering a healthier eating plan … and perhaps taking part in the Take 5 challenge.

Straight Talk – Alan Rankin

We’re not far off our annual Process Safety Culture Survey, which is issued across our businesses that operate major hazard assets. So, it feels timely to consider our responsibilities and where we are.

GTO at Glasto

On the face of it, National Grid isn’t synonymous with one of the biggest music festivals in the world. But, every year we have an important presence at Glastonbury.

Safe response to industrial fire

An industrial fire brought down one of our electricity transmission lines last weekend. Fortunately, no one was injured, though some homes had to be evacuated as a result of the fire.

Straight Talk – Rachael Davidson

We all know that mental wellbeing is important and that line managers have responsibilities to support employees – but where to start?

Straight Talk – Dr Greg Irons

As the Company Medical Advisor, my primary concern is the safety and wellbeing of everyone that works at National Grid. It’s imperative that we have the right safeguards in place to prevent accidents caused by individuals under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Turbine hall demolition excellent safety achievement

Land remediation at the Nemo Link UK Converter site in Richborough is coming to an end and a vital element of this phase involved the demolition and removal of the derelict turbine hall steel-frame structure.

Competition winners are Unified in Safety

To mark the launch of the updated Unified in Safety agreement, employees were invited to submit entries to a ‘Unified in Safety selfie competition’. The winners are…