Most of the Group companies have implemented certified health and safety management systems. Moreover, with a view to constantly enhancing the operational management of occupational safety, we have put in place additional tools, including the Group Guidelines on Safety and the HSE (Heath, Safety, Environmental) dashboard to measure and monitor the performance data on which improvement interventions are based.
Our rigorous management of health and safety issues enabled us to quickly respond to the Covid-19 health emergency, by setting up a Committee for the prevention and management of Coronavirus and other infections, defining specific procedures and putting in place specific initiatives to protect the health and safety of our people and those working with us. We in fact obtained Biosafety Trust Certification, an innovative certification scheme for preventing and controlling the spread of infections.
Health and safety: the main initiatives in 2020 to deal with the Covid-19 emergency
During 2020 we implemented a number of actions to ensure the safety of our employees:
Our companies undertook a number of training activities in connection with health and safety:
The Areti training camp
Again in 2020, subject to reorganisation based on the new rules imposed by the Covid-19 health emergency, Areti continued staff training at the Training Camp, a dedicated structure for workplace health and safety education (ascending/descending in safety the medium and low voltage power line poles; safe access to confined underground spaces; practice in using work/safety instruments, training for emergencies in a hazardous environment, etc.). During 2020 a total of 7,883 hours of education and training were performed, involving 647 people.