People's safety

People are at the core of our commitment to safety

When it comes to safety, we pay special attention to people and their values, behavior, and attitudes to reduce accident rates in all of our operations.

Josu Jon Imaz

"Whatever their job and wherever they work, everyone at our company is responsible for ensuring their own safety, as well as contributing to individual and collective health and environment performance. When in doubt, always choosing safety is their responsibility, and this decision will always have the backing of Senior Management."


Josu Jon Imaz

Repsol CEO

10 Basic Safety Rules

Our 10 Basic Safety Rules

When it comes to safety, we go from ten to zero. There are ten basic safety rules that we apply in our day-to-day work in order to be safer and avoid incidents involving people while carrying out our work. These rules are mandatory for all our employees and contractors and are as follows:

  1. Safe driving
  2. Work permits
  3. Isolation and lockout
  4. Entry to confined spaces
  5. Excavation
  6. Mobile and energized equipment
  7. Work at height
  8. Lifting operations
  9. Dropped objects
  10. Prevention of leaks
Dissemination of these rules is carried out on an ongoing basis with the help of various communication and training materials.
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Managing human factors

In operations, there are daily challenges and limitations in the relationship with the environment, work teams, and production facilities, and it is people's performance that makes the work environment safe. Understanding which factors can be acted upon is crucial to proactively avoid any type of incident and to provide a more efficient and safer service to society.

We are making available to our entire value chain a guide on improving human performance in safety, which we have prepared with the aim of showing the unique vision towards which the energy industry is heading, together with the principles to be adopted.

Pursuing our goal to be excellent in safety

We firmly believe that the goal to be excellent in safety is feasible and to achieve it we work side-by-side with the stakeholders involved in the life cycle of our activities.

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We emphasize the importance of improving the Safety Culture to support decision-making at each level of the company. Regardless of their post or geographical location, all Repsol employees are responsible for their safety and for contributing to the safety of the people around us. 

We inform and involve the company's employees in the assessment of risks and impacts, and the associated controls prior to undertaking any activity. 

Our activities are carried out with operational discipline by duly authorized and qualified professionals, fulfilling the plans and procedures defined for the activities and implementing corrective actions in a timely manner when deviations occur.

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The performance of our product and service suppliers is essential to achieve our company's objectives.

We establish the processes and tools for selecting, monitoring, reviewing, and improving the products and services delivered to our company. The Division of Procurement and Contracts is responsible for rating suppliers and contractors including safety criteria in the questionnaires and audits and evaluating their performance in terms of safety management.

Other stakeholders

We analyze matters of mutual interest or concern throughout the life cycle of the activities, services, and products.

We confirm that the company has clearly identified and communicated the relevant risks that must be known, addressed, and managed by the stakeholders.

We ensure that our Company's products and services meet our customers' safety and environment expectations.

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Safety and awareness training is essential

Safety training is one of the most effective actions for improving management and performance and preventing risk situations. Our main training programs are related to risk and incident management, safety leadership, driving, safety and transport of people, fire-fighting, and emergency plans.

Raising awareness among our contractors and suppliers is a basic pillar. We transmit our safety culture to them, ensuring that contractors who enter our facilities have the necessary safety training to carry out their work. We share good practices and procedures with contractors and give sensitization and awareness talks. 

We launched a range of recognition campaigns for projects developed at the company, such as the 10 Basic Safety Rules, and recognize the contractor companies that carry out the best safety actions.


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Innovating in our training and awareness programs

We have set ourselves the objective of creating innovative tools and methodologies for our training programs that use the latest technology to facilitate learning. To achieve this, we have developed the following techniques:

  • Gamification: A highly effective way to promote learning is by incorporating games. Since 2015, we have been creating a whole host of resources ranging from simple board games to sophisticated online games for mobile devices, which allow us to use these techniques in both small centers and throughout the entire company, both by our employees and collaborating companies.
  • Virtual reality: We have developed a pioneering virtual reality training program that allows our employees to experience the 10 Basic Safety Rules in a virtual environment.