Health and safety performance

Health and safety performance indicators are monitored and analysed over time, and used to set objectives by breaking them down by risk factor and location. Safety is therefore a strategic must for Ansaldo STS with all workers contributing every day to ensure safety for end users.

INJURIES – FREQUENCY AND SEVERITY INDEX20162017
No. of injuries to Group employees (>1 day of absence, excluding injuries in transit)  14    21  
Injury frequency rate (n. injuries / total hours worked x 200,000) 0.44 0.62
Injury severity rate ( n. lost days due to injuries / total hours worked x 200,000) 3.73 21.91

The low values recorded by the injury frequency and severity rates at Ansaldo STS over the years make them particularly sensitive to slight variations in the number of accidents and related lost days. This explains the extent of growth to these rates recorded in 2017.

In order to acquire the information needed to improve injury frequency and severity rates, in accordance with the Health and Safety Policy, Ansaldo STS also tracks near misses (accidents without consequences that arise out of undesired or unexpected situations that could have put people at risk), in order to gather and analyse data and information and identify potential solutions in advance.

The main initiatives concerned:

  • the implementation of the procedure to manage accidents and near misses at global level: Ansaldo STS has created a procedure to provide information on how to correctly manage events entailing injuries, accidents and near misses. This procedure is a valid prevention and information management tool for statistical purposes, to identify the causes of an accident and meet legal requirements relating to health, safety and hygiene in the workplace;
  • the implementation of quarterly HSE reporting to monitor and gather main information on the performance of activities carried out in relation to the application of SGS/SGA. These reports are prepared by all HSE officers of work sites;
  • safety meetings for all main work sites.

Health and Safety Committee

Ansaldo STS also holds meetings pursuant to Article 35 of Italian Legislative Decree no. 81/08, which are attended by the employer (or a representative), the prevention and protection service manager, the doctor, the safety officer and the workers’ safety representative. These meetings are called at least once a year and represent 100% of employees of the Italian Group companies to which Italian Legislative Decree no. 81/08 applies.

 

Health and Safety and Diversity Management

Ansaldo STS adopts solutions in management and design related to the application of Diversity Management for Health and Safety.

Regarding the design solutions, the Engineering Department considered design requirements deriving from cultural and religious differences; for the subway of Princess Noura University in Riyadh a particular ergonomics of the Operative Central Station has been studied according to the female operator personnel, as well as the requirements and the design constraints of the vehicles (glass, lighting, set-up) for the "privacy" of the female passengers .

To respect the different cultures, religions and customs of colleagues, customers or external interlocutors, Ansaldo STS is very attentive to how it communicates; an example of this is the use of simple "neutral" greeting messages such as "Seasonal Greetings".