Health and safety is firmly at the heart of the Murphy ethos

Driven by our ‘Never Harm’ value, we continually strive to build a proactive culture that reaches every level and environment of our organisation.

Health and Safety engagement

We continue to bring our ‘Never Harm’ value to life through our ‘Simple Actions’ campaign. This clearly demonstrates the steps employees can take every day, on every project, to protect people and the environment.

We also carry out ‘One Summer’ and ‘One Winter’ campaigns, which help employees to fully understand the consequences of workplace incidents in a fun and interactive way.

  • Staff representing our 'Simple Actions' campaign.
    Staff representing our 'Simple Actions' campaign.
  • Safety training session.
    Safety training session.
  • 'One Summer' safety campaign at Kentish Town.
    'One Summer' safety campaign at Kentish Town.

Raising mental health awareness

We continue to make huge strides in our mental health and wellbeing approach. Our annual ‘Workplace Stress and Wellbeing’ survey, helps us to improve the support available for our colleagues.

We are also members of Mates in Mind, a charity that helps businesses to address mental health issues. Furthermore, we are proud to have successfully trained 75 mental health champions and over 100 managers in mental health awareness.

An innovative approach to Health and Safety

We constantly strive to introduce project innovations, in order to create safer working environments. For example, we rolled out REACTEC Hand Arm Vibration monitoring devices to all relevant sites, which subsequently won us an excellence award for safety from CECA in Ireland.

We were the first contractor in the world to utilise Leica cable avoidance tools, which use SMART technology to identify underground assets faster, more accurately and therefore more safely. We also introduced air shovels, which assist in root investigation and excavation. The success of these new tools is highlighted through our Agility Alliance project, which achieved a 60% reduction in service strikes compared to last year.

  • 100+

    people in our teams are trained mental health champions

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    Percent reduction in service strikes after introducing air shovels

  • 0.26

    Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate decreased year on year

flying drone.

Innovation at Murphy

Our Innovation Foundation stimulates a consistent team-based approach to problem solving that results in clear social, economic and environmental benefits. Innovation allows us to be better, smarter and safer in everything we do. Discover how we are progressing with innovation in the health and safety space.

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