33,500 hours of safety training
33,500 hours of safety training
Most of the Group companies have implemented certified health and safety management systems. Moreover, in 2019 we put in place additional tools designed to enhance the operational management of occupational safety, 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.
Health and Safety: our main events in 2019
Acea SiCura di te
Developed in collaboration with Saipem’s LHS (Leadership in Health and Safety) Foundation, the objective of the Il Gruppo Acea SiCura di Te (the Acea Group takes care of your safety) awareness campaign is to train the Group’s top management on the corporate vision and commitments in matters pertaining to occupational safety. Training, based on an innovative approach with moments of high emotional impact, also involved the Group’s Safety Leaders, who are able to transmit the value of safety, in a cascading manner, to all personnel within the company.
The campaign, which included the overall participation of 31 managers, 206 safety staff and 84 Ambassadors, provided for 174 cascading sessions.
Acea: a Cardio-protected Company
This is an initiative created in 2018 to safeguard the health of our employees, and visitors who come to our premises every day, by installing semi-automatic defibrillators (AEDs) at branches and providing specific training courses on basic cardiorespiratory support and defibrillation. In 2019 Acea Ambiente took part in the project, equipping the field offices with defibrillators and training staff to use the life-saving device.
Acea for prevention
This initiative, developed together with the Susan G. Komen Italia non-profit Association and the medical staff of the Foundation Polyclinic University Gemelli in Rome, made available, free of charge and over two days of prevention, certain exams (mammograms and ultrasounds, gynaecological, thyroid and dermatological screening) as well as a seminar aimed at providing basic orientation on healthcare and correct life styles. A total number of around 230 exams were provided free of charge.
The anti-smoking awareness campaign “Let’s not send up our health in smoke”, run in collaboration with LILT, also continued, with the launch of an anti-smoking course for employees, who took part in the project voluntarily and free of charge.
Our companies have organised a number of safety-related training activities:
The Areti training camp
The Training Camp is a dedicated structure for workplace health and safety education, information and practical training activities (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.). It is also where newly hired personnel acquire the basic notions on safety and where pre-employment tests are carried out. This space is made available to operational personnel from Areti and from other Group Companies and, on request, from external companies and organisations. In 2019, the Training Camp involved 815 people during 9,113 hours of theoretical and practical training.