Fluence is committed to safety at every level of our business.

With more than a decade of experience deploying and operating energy storage systems — currently more than 760 megawatts (MW) awarded across 80 sites in 17 countries and growing — the Fluence fleet has delivered more than 6 million megawatt-hours (MWh) of grid services with a strong safety record.

We see safety as a foundational element of our corporate value of Responsibility — rooted in our heritage of power generation and industrial systems design. Safety is all-pervasive in our company culture and the partnerships we build with our customers, from system design to construction and operations.

Our formal policies on Health, Safety, Environment and Quality (HSEQ) meet the highest global standards, often exceeding local and regional regulations. Ensuring a safe work environment is implicit in every aspect of our business — all Fluence employees have authority to stop work on a project site if a potential safety hazard is spotted — and we continually reinforce our commitment to safety through ongoing education and training. The Fluence Safety Committee coordinates these programs, which include emergency preparedness, asset management, analysis of job safety and lessons learned, and an Integrated Management System (IMS) to monitor, audit and streamline business practices.

Fluence projects and teams around the world conform to the following HSEQ standards:

OHSAS 18001

Compliance with the OHSAS 18001 international occupational health and safety standard demonstrates our commitment to creating and maintaining management systems that provide our customers and employees with an environment aimed at preventing occupational injuries. Specifically, we monitor, identify and discuss safety risks in monthly all-hands safety meetings. Other compliance activities include on-site safety walks, incident reporting and ongoing online safety training.

Fluence has implemented a Safety Observation System (SOS) called Stop Work Authority (SWA). Everyone in the company is trained to use the SWA, and that Safety is everyone’s responsibility. Fluence Safety Culture encourages reporting of observations and recognizes and rewards teams and individuals for safe practices. Fluence reacts and corrects observations before they become incidents. Fluence is currently in the process of completing OHSAS 18001 certification.

ISO 14001

The ISO 14001 international standard provides a framework for organizations to incorporate environmental management into their other key management systems.

At Fluence, our compliance is reflected in our commitment to minimize and prevent adverse environmental impacts of our projects by conserving resources and improving energy efficiency at the planning and purchasing stages. Fluence is currently in the process of completing ISO 14001 certification.

ISO 9001

Compliance with the ISO 9001 standard ensures that an organization maintains a process-oriented approach to documenting and reviewing the structure, responsibilities, and procedures required to achieve the highest levels of quality management. At Fluence, our compliance with this standard is a key part of our commitment to providing our customers with the highest quality of engineering, procurement, and construction products and services.

Fluence maintains an Integrated Management System (IMS) that drives the continuous improvement cycle process targeted in ISO 9001. We perform regular audits on the procedures and processes we use to conduct our business and set our supplier qualifications. We also perform regular analyses to identify areas for improvement. Fluence is currently in the process of completing ISO 9001 certification.

Meet Barbara LaBarge, Global Safety and Quality Manager

“At Fluence, safety is everyone’s responsibility. All employees have ‘stop work’ authority, a right that helps us prevent accidents and drive continuous improvement across the company. I am working hard to embed a culture of safety and quality so deep into the fabric of the organization that it spills over to other aspects of our lives and has a positive influence at home and in our communities.”

Fluence Safety Director

The Fluence Safety Portal

Our safety portal encourages transparency and continuous improvement in our HSEQ performance. It is also a resource for our employees to:

  • Perform comprehensive risk assessment and job hazard analysis at every site
  • Conduct safety walks and audits to find and eliminate unsafe working conditions and practices
  • Provide orientation and training in safety and health procedures
  • Perform thorough and prompt root cause analysis on incidents and trends
  • Maintain emergency response systems and procedures
  • Conduct monthly, company-wide safety meetings

Fluence tops Navigant’s energy storage leaderboard.

Navigant Research names Fluence the Leading Energy Storage System Integrator.


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