Managing safety effectively

We seek to manage health and safety effectively at each operating site by employing dedicated staff to oversee risk assessment, planning and training programmes, as well as engage our employees and sub-contractors, and monitor operational activities.

By adopting the Safety Management System, certified according to the BS OHSAS 18001 standard, Salini Impregilo has raised awareness of health and safety issues among our employees; reduced accidents at work; taken action to prevent occupational illness; and lowered insurance costs and fines.

We require everyone working on our sites to comply with our safety standards. We provide an induction course to all new employees and sub-contractors on the Group’s health and safety policies and procedures, along with any additional training on specific risks associated with particular tasks.

Our central Quality, Environment, Health and Safety Department conducts regular audits of our on-site safety procedures and evaluates how well our teams are upholding company health and safety standards.

Senior managers review the suitability and effectiveness of our management systems annually, reviewing their strengths and weaknesses, and taking corrective measures to ensure continuous improvement. 


Strengthening our safety performance

Injury Rate compared with 2014

In 2015, we invested further in health and safety training and communications. We delivered some 637,500 hours of training to our employees on health and safety issues, as well as 82,800 training hours to sub-contractors’ personnel. Additionally, we trained 4,500 people in first aid, and 7,900 in fire control and emergency response.

Health and safety was the key focus of some 4,900 technical meetings, of which nearly 1,300 were held with clients, and 2,900 with business partners.

In addition, on-site teams and external control bodies (including clients, funders, local authorities, and assurance bodies) completed more than 4,500 control activities and some 160 audits.

In 2015, our Injury Rate (IR)[1] was 0.74, a decrease of 14% compared with 2014, while the Lost Day Rate (LDR)[2] was 18.23, slightly more than in 2014, mainly due to the performance registered by our motorways and railways projects in Europe, where we will focus our attention in 2016.


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[1] IR represents the number of injuries occurring per 100 employees, and it is calculated as a rate between the total number of injuries with prognosis longer than 3 days occurring in the period (fatalities included) and the total hours worked, multiplied by 200,000. Reported IR is related to the total workforce (direct and subcontractors’ employees).
[2] LDR represents the number of working days lost per 100 employees, and it is calculated as a rate between the total number of lost days (related to injuries with prognosis longer than 3 days) and total hours worked, then multiplied by 200,000. Reported LDR is related to the total workforce (direct and subcontractors’ employees).