Health and safety

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

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.

Overall, in 2015, there were five injuries (entailing incapacity to work for more than three days), four at the office sites and one at the production sites (excluding injuries in transit).

There was a total of 83.5 days of temporary incapacity due to injuries, including 79.5 at office sites and four at the production sites.

Injury frequency and seriousness indicators are reported below.

The office sites saw a further decrease in the frequency rate due to the smaller number of injuries (from six to four) and the considerable decrease in their seriousness, following the substantial reduction in the number of days lost (-274.5).

The production sites also recorded a decrease in the frequency rate due to the growth in the number of hours worked (with only one injury) and their seriousness, following the reduction in the number of days lost (from 33 to four).

The data therefore show low injury frequency and seriousness rates.

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 (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.

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 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.
  • implementation of quarterly EHS 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 EHS officers at work sites;
  • safety meetings for all main sites.