Providing a safe workplace is a primary focus for infrastructure assets and for IFM Investors as an asset owner. This is important because infrastructure environments typically involve interaction between a combination of large civil structures, operating equipment and transportation and a range of people – workers, customers, suppliers, tenants, visitors, and community members.

This article explores why safety is everyone's responsibility and why we expect portfolio assets to set and enforce high safety standards, regardless of the local context. The impact of climate change on safety and how technology can enhance the way infrastructure safety is managed is also discussed.