Health & Safety


Safety is a top priority for the Group and for Lafarge Malawi. A stringent safety policy is in place to promote a culture of safety that establishes Lafarge as one of the world's leading companies in this domain. Lafarge Malawi also participates in health programs that benefit its employees as well as local communities.


Safety: The top priority

Since 2002, the Lafarge Group has achieved a significant reduction in both the frequency and the gravity of work-related accidents. These improvements are due in part to the Group's Health and Safety management system, which defines the minimum safety levels required for all Lafarge sites.

A great deal remains to be done to become one of the safest industrial groups in the world. For this reason, employee safety is the Group's n°1 priority.



To reach its target of zero fatal accidents and keep lost time injuries to a minimum, Lafarge Cement Malawi:


  • informs its employees and subcontractors about the risks related to their activities and provides appropriate training,
  • engages in daily toolbox talks with employees whose jobs involve high risks
  • conducts monthly health and safety awareness presentations
  • supervises the systematic application of safety standards,
  • implements procedures for reporting incidents and undertakes regular audits,
  • identifies and communicates best practices and drives their adoption across all worksites.


Targeting zero accidents

East Africa: Driving for excellence

Lafarge places its employees' safety at the heart of its concerns and extends its best practices to the service providers involved in its activity.
The Group's objective is to attain "0 fatal accidents". This is achieved, in particular, by significantly reducing road accidents involving the trucks of haulage contractors working for Lafarge.

In 2006, Lafarge launched its "Driving for Excellence" program in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. This is a comprehensive program:

  • after undergoing training, the drivers must obtain a road safety permit to be able to work at the 4 factories in the region,

  • vehicles are inspected regularly to ensure they comply with the Group's technical demands in the area of safety,

  • road patrols are organized every month, involving road haulage

Since 2006, not a single truck operating for Lafarge in East Africa has been involved in a fatal accident.