Health and wellbeing

  • James Fisher Nuclear (JF Nuclear) supported Mark Harding, an Army veteran who executed a Walking Home for Christmas campaign to support a wounded veteran charity in the United Kingdom. Mark pulled a snow pulk from Wigton through Penrith to Carlisle, and then walked an additional 12 miles in Sunderland to add up to 50 miles. Funds went towards subsidising the cost of treatment for veterans with PTSD. Leigh Dunn from JF Nuclear joined Mark to pull the snow pulk.
  • Fendercare Marine is a Futurestars partner and continues to support the charity’s efforts in Africa. In 2021, employees sorted through 25,000 items, loading up 20 pallets of donated items that made their way to Ghana through Futurestars. 
  • In Kuala Lampur, Fareen Noor is setting a good example by feeding the homeless with her home-cooked meals.



  • Since 2020, JF Subtech has sponsored a 15-year-old Junior Motorboat Champion from Lowestoft, United Kingdom. Due to our sponsorship, she can afford to compete at an international level.


  • During British Science Week, Marc Glenn from EDS HV was guest speaker at Euxton Primrose Hill Primary School. He engaged students on the offshore wind and renewables industry.

Career/business support

  • As part of our supplier development contribution to the Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) integration programme in South Africa, office and training areas were supplied by the JF Subtech team at no cost to local suppliers.

• Continuing to strive towards zero incidents across the Group:

• Our Group safety forum, comprising the health and safety leaders from each business, continues to embed lessons
learnt from all incidents, to share best practice and to advise the Group Health and Safety Committee on new Groupwide
• The Group adopts the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 (RIDDOR)1, and
the number of reportable incidents across the Group in 2020 was 3 (2019: 3).
• The Group’s overall RIDDOR reportable frequency rate2 in 2020 was 0.06 (2019: 0.05).
• The Group recorded 1 lost time accident (LTA 3) in 2020 (2019: 2).

• Continue to drive focus on health and safety throughout James Fisher:

• Health and safety is the first agenda item at all Board and working group meetings across the Company.
• In light of the global pandemic, a Covid-19 working group has been established. Meeting regularly, the group actively
monitors the ever-changing situation and communicates recommendations and Group guidelines.

• Set up a “Health and Safety Hints and Tips” section on the Group intranet to share best practice:

• A HSE and wellbeing section has been created on the Group intranet which includes HSE hints and tips as well as
including first aid and safety performance sections.

• Develop “Health and Wellbeing” programmes in all divisions:

• Established an employee assistance programme for all employees. A free and confidential service, it provides advice
on a range of topics including work/life balance, financial management, mental wellbeing and family concerns.

• Continue to enhance reporting of near misses:

• As a result of the diversity of businesses, geographies and industries supported across the Group, there were
numerous near miss reporting and root cause analysis methodologies. During 2020 the Group Safety Committee,
assisted by the Group safety forum, has established and implemented a uniform reporting methodology and template,
which has improved the quality of information available and enabled better discussion and sharing of best practice
amongst the forum. Each business uses the information to roll out monthly H&S campaigns (including messaging and
toolbox talks) based around themes emerging from the improved near miss reporting .

• A concerted focus on mental wellbeing has led to the doubling of the Group’s trained mental health first aiders, the development of a dedicated mental health resource library on the intranet, frequent wellbeing communications with hints and tips and initiatives such as a voluntary wellbeing call on Christmas Day.
• Launch of Group-wide exercise challenge, as well as local initiatives promoting exercise and wellbeing at a Group company level.
• Large scale roll-out of Covid-19 care packs. Care packs included practical items such as reusable masks and hand sanitiser as well as informative literature on healthy eating, exercise and Covid-19 guidelines.
• During the year, our Tankships business James Fisher Everard (JFE) made 628 voyages and carried over 2.25m metric tonnes of product with no product spill in the water.
• Our principal operating companies maintain internationally recognised occupational health and safety management systems accredited to OHSAS 18001 or OHSAS 45001.

• Continue striving towards zero LTAs across the Group.
• Continue driving focus on health and safety throughout James Fisher .
• Continue to enhance reporting of near misses, as well as bringing more consistency to root cause analysis through the Group safety forum.
• To act quickly in the event that an accident / incident occurs, to thoroughly investigate and ensure learnings are adopted.
• Further increase the number of mental health first aiders to 200 by the end of 2021.
• Continue to monitor the uptake of the Employee Assistance Programme and take action to introduce further support mechanisms where required.