Fatal accident rate
Serious injuries and fatalities
The number of serious injuries and fatalities decreased to eight in 2022 from 32 in 2021.
Regrettably, however, two of our contractor colleagues in Shell-operated ventures lost their lives in 2022 during the course of their work for Shell. One contractor colleague in Nigeria died from injuries sustained during a fire. In Pakistan, a contractor colleague died during road transport activities under the operational control of Shell.
The Shell organisation feels these losses deeply. We are determined to learn from these incidents and do everything possible to prevent anything similar from happening again. We continue to work closely with our contractors to help build a strong safety culture at the frontline.
To strengthen our efforts to protect people from harm, we measure the number of serious injuries and fatalities per 100 million working hours. This allows us to focus our efforts to prevent serious injuries and fatalities on the most critical events. In 2022, the number of serious injuries and fatalities per 100 million working hours (SIF-F) was 1.7, compared with 6.9 in 2021.
In 2022, the International Association of Oil & Gas Producers adopted the SIF classification criteria with minimal changes to define the industry "fatality and permanent impairment" injury classification, which Shell also follows.
Total recordable case frequency
In 2022, the number of injuries per million working hours – the total recordable case frequency – was 1.0, an increase from 0.9 in 2021. The increase was related to lost time injuries at a newly acquired company in the USA.
Lost time injury frequency
The level of injuries that led to time off work in 2022 increased to 0.4 cases per million hours compared with 0.3 in 2021. The increase was related to lost time injuries at a newly acquired company in the USA.
Read more about our approach to personal safety at www.shell.com/sustainability/safety/personal-safety.
Read more about how Shell’s 2022 safety performance impacted remuneration in the Directors’ Remuneration Report in our 2022 Annual Report.