Securing your world

Protecting our people

Health and Safety Highlights

Strategic Importance

As one of the world’s largest private employers, working in sectors where security and safety present a strategic risk, our responsibility to protect the health, safety and well-being of our 618,000 employees continues to be one of our highest priorities.

We believe that setting the highest standards for health and safety across our industry helps to keep our colleagues safe and builds loyalty and commitment to G4S from our employees. Expertise in health and safety matters enables our employees to act as role-models for health and safety best practice, helping to secure the world of our customers and society as a whole.

We made progress in 2013, but we remain dissatisfied with the overall results, especially work related fatalities arising mainly from third party attacks and road traffic accidents. Taking action to strengthen our health and safety practices is a priority for everyone at G4S.

Achievements in 2013


Priorities for 2014

  • Completion of three further critical country reviews of health and safety
  • Establish a new group value called Safety First – to ensure absolute focus on health and safety in everything we do
  • Introduction of Driving Force Rules, a campaign to promote safe and efficient driving, piloted in seven countries
  • Introduction of performance related objectives, linked to health and safety for our global leadership group
  • Improved incident reporting and investigation process, including ‘lost time incident’ data
  • Roll out the Driving Force Rules campaign to all businesses
  • Completion of further critical country reviews of health and safety


  • Induction training for new health and safety practitioners


  • Enhanced monitoring of health and safety KPI data