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At Oil & Gas, safety is a clear objective in everything we do

​At Oil & Gas, safety is a clear objective in everything we do. We have high standards and we do not compromise on employee and supplier safety or the quality of our work.



​We do not compromise on safety

We do not compromise on safety

Oil & Gas' objective is clear: zero accidents among our employees and suppliers. Safety is an integral part of our working lives and everything we do. We work hard to maintain and develop our partnership with our suppliers on our safety culture. We constantly strive to improve safety.

​Quality of work and safety are linked

Quality of work and safety are linked

We go to great lengths to ensure that all of our employees are aware of how accidents occur and how we can prevent them. It is also extremely important to get across the fact that the quality of the work we do can have a positive or negative effect on safety. Therefore, we have systems that can help employees identify any risks in connection with a task or project and thus reduce mistakes and undesirable incidents using experience-based knowledge

High performance with a human face

High performance with a human face

In Oil & Gas, we strive for what we call 'high performance with a human face'. We have an open culture and our work is of a high quality. Our employees are dedicated and can turn thoughts into action. We believe that every individual needs to have a healthy work-life balance. ​



Electronic management system supports our safetyElectronic management system supports our safety​​One of Oil & Gas' targets is to achieve good QHSE results within all activities. For that purpose, we use an electronic management system where we make demands on how Quality, Health, Safety and Environment aspects should be a natural part of all our activities.

The management system is used by all our employees and is intended to reduce the number of mistakes and unwanted events on the basis of experience-based knowledge.

  • Experience creates a precedence for safety

  • Have a systematic approach and know the risks

Our experience creates a precedence for safety

Our experience concerning safety is gathered in an electronic management system forming the framework for the strategic and operational guide lines for safety. By reducing complexity and ensuring that we operate our business in a safe manner, we can also reduce the risk of mistakes and unwanted events.

Know the risks before they occur

As part of the electronic management system for QHSE, we also handle Business Security, Business Continuity, Risk Management and Technical Safety, that should altogether reduce the risk of accidents and wrong investments to a level that we find acceptable. We call this philosophy "As Low as Reasonably Practicable". These are fundamental principles that we comply with in our work.

The electronic management system contemplates a systematic approach to the tasks and helps us identify the risks in advance and the possibilities related to a project or a task.

"One of our major goals is to ensure high QHSE performance within our activities, not only today and tomorrow, but for all activities in the coming years, either as partner or operator"

Paul Ludvig Jørgensen, Director, Oil & Gas QHSE.

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Safe Way Conduct – The DONG O&G Safety culture programmeSafe Way Conduct – The DONG O&G Safety culture programme

The Safe Way Conduct programme supports the continuous safety journey and impacts on our shared values, behaviours and mind-set – in other words, it is about our culture.

The elements of safe way conduct

The purpose of Safe Way Conduct is to drive a behaviour and attitude that leads to improvements in safety performance, quality and efficiency.

Safe Way Conduct is supported by 'Controls' and 'Drivers', that provide the guidance on necessary considerations and reflections on our work.

In addition, Safe Way Conduct features an evaluation process to recognise outstanding behaviours and attitudes related to the Safe Way Drivers and Controls. Safe Way Conduct has been set up to ensure safe and efficient performance and to bring accountability to focus. Safe Way Conduct complements the existing management system and supports the continuous drive to improve our safety culture at DONG Oil & Gas.

Although the concept is primarily aimed at our own people and work places, it should also be seen as complementary to our contractors' safety systems on drilling rigs, vessels, etc.


"Our efforts to keep people safe never ends. This is not about a number; it is about people and keeping our O&G family away from harm. This requires enduring effort from all of us to continue the journey to even higher levels of safety awareness. The Safe Way Conduct programme supports this journey."

Oil & Gas Leadership Team

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Basic Offshore Safety Training – a course in rescue and evacuation methodsBasic Offshore Safety Training – a course in rescue and evacuation methodsBasic Offshore Safety Training ” is a course for all employees in Oil & Gas and supplier employees who will be working offshore.

 At the course, the attendants learn how to react in emergency situations, eg if it becomes necessary to evacuate a platform, in case of fire or in case the helicopter taking them to the platform has to make an emergency landing at sea.​

  • Training in correct behaviour in case of an unwanted event

  • Health check – being fit for offshore transport

  • Brush-up of the course

The course is a good example of DONG Energy's QHSE culture. We expect that our employees and suppliers do not compromise on safety and encourage them to act accordingly, but we must provide tools and training so that they can react correctly in case of an emergency.

Fit for fight offshore

All persons who will be working or visiting a drilling rig or production platform complete "Basic Offshore Safety Training". Before attending the course and going offshore, the persons must undergo a health check to ensure that the concerned person is in good health, has no heart conditions and is physically fit. We do not take chances – it is always "The Safe Way or No Way".

"As an Oil & Gas employee at DONG Energy, you have been given the mandate to say "the Safe Way or No Way", and you and I have the right and not least the duty to act accordingly"

Paul Ludvig Jørgensen, Oil & Gas QHSE.

Passing the course is a requirement

It is requirement in Oil & Gas and fully in compliance with DONG Energy's basic QHSE principles that all persons going offshore must pass the course. We do not compromise. All persons who have passed the course will have to attend a brush-up course every four years.

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