Health and safety performance

As stated in its policy, Ansaldo STS considers safeguarding health and preventing any kind of workrelated accident, injury or illness as key values.

Heath and safety performance indicators are monitored and analysed over time, also to set objectives, breaking them down by risk factor and location.

Safety is therefore a strategic must for Ansaldo STS and is a value for all workers who contribute every day to ensuring it for end users as well.

Overall, in 2014, there were eight injuries, including six at the office sites and two at the production sites (excluding injuries on the way to and from work). Only seven of these led the employee to miss more than three days of work (six at the office sites and one at the production sites).

The days of missed work due to temporary incapacity caused by injuries totalled 325 at the office sites and 33 at the production sites.

Injury frequency and seriousness indicators18 are reported below:

There was a slight increase in the frequency indicator at the office sites, due to the rise in the number of injuries (+3) and the concurrent decrease in the number of hours worked. The significant variation in the seriousness indicator is a result of the large increase in the number of days missed due to an injury at the Karratha site, which led to 257 days off work. The reduction in the number of injuries at the production sites from four in 2013 to two in 2014 and the number of days of temporary incapacity (from 172 to 33 in 2014) decreased the frequency and seriousness indicators by 47% and nearly 42%, respectively.

The data therefore show low injury frequency and seriousness indicators.

In order to acquire information that is helpful in improving performance, in accordance with the health and safety policy Ansaldo STS also tracks near misses (incidents 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.

Main initiatives:

  • 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 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.
  • Implementation of quarterly EHS reporting to monitor and gather the key information on the performance of the activities performed in relation to the application of SGS/ SGA. These reports are prepared by all EHS officers at the work sites.
  • Safety meetings for all the main sites.

18. Frequency rate = No. of injuries (excluding those on the way to and from work) / Total hours worked x 200,000
Seriousness rate = No. of days of temporary incapacity / Total hours worked x 200,000