Ensure health and safety for all

The safety of our people and subcontractors is our highest priority. We set safety standards designed to protect all and minimize workplace incidents. We partner up to develop innovative technical solutions, and design construction processes and work methods to reduce health and safety risks on construction sites and in operations.

Our approach

We continuously strive to achieve higher industry standards in all our markets by involving our partners. In most markets, our Group Health and Safety Standards are significantly more stringent than local regulations. Our Group Health and Safety Standards are mandatory and include sixteen principles. They cover aspects such as on-site risk assessment, training, incident management and personal protective equipment (PPE), as well as instructions for the most high-risk construction site work processes. All business units are certified by the ISO 45001 health and safety management system.


At Skanska we monitor safety performance using the indicators; lost time accident rate (LTAR), near misses that could have resulted in potentially fatal accidents, executive safety site visits (ESSV), total case accidents (TCA), severity rate of accidents, and business units’ delivery on improvement plans. Our business units also have local indicators that include training and auditing. Executive safety site visits (ESSV) promote clear and visible leadership. Monthly safety performance follow-up is carried out by the Group Leadership Team and by the Board.

Reducing risk through training and leadership awareness

Skills, training, leadership awareness and a proactive safety culture are key in ensuring greater engagement and safer worksites. The Hierarchy of controls illustrates the transition from a reactive to a proactive approach to safety risks.