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The Health and Safety Policy sets out Snam Group’s commitment to ensuring the safety and health of workers

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All Snam units are equipped with health and safety management systems developed according to the internationally recognised standard, OHSAS 18001

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In 2017, the number of accidents recorded for employees were 6, while those recorded for contractors were 5

The commitment of the Snam group to ensuring the health and safety of its workers is embodied in the Health and Safety Policy , combining environment and quality.

To further this commitment, Snam considers that it is essential to act both in cultural terms – improving the personal attitudes, conduct and responsibilities of its workers – and in systemic terms, promoting the implementation of suitable management systems. We are focused on workplace safety to the extent that bonuses awarded to our managers and executives depend partly on meeting targets in this area.

There were a total of 11 accidents in 2017 (9 in 2016), 6 of which involved employees (4 in 2016) and 5 involving supply contractors (as in 2016). Unfortunately, one accident was fatal.

Health and Safety training and Zero Accident Award

  2017 2016 2015
Hours of HSE training delivered 9,641 19,288 24,305
Participants 1,695 3,184 4,117

 

Much of the awareness and training activities have been promoted to implement prevention and improvement plans focused on reducing accidents, one of Snam’s primary objectives. These actions have resulted in a significant reduction in employee accident data, and a number of organisational units have succeeded in reaching or maintaining the target of zero accidents. In order to raise awareness among employees on the safety issue, in 2011 Snam established an initiative called the “Zero Accident Award”, which rewards employees who go 365 consecutive days without an accident in the workplace. Personnel taking part in the initiative is divided into homogenous groups according to working activities. In 2017, 13 homogenous groups received the award (9 transportation and 4 storage) out of a total of 18 homogenous groups (12 transportation and 6 storage). 

Company Homogeneous groups
Snam Rete Gas Eastern-Central District; South-Eastern District; North-Western District; North-Eastern District; South-Western District; Northern District; Ingcos; Staff; Operating Staff
Stogit  POFT (Fiume Treste Operating Unit); PORS (Ripalta e Sergnano Operating Unit); CREMA (Operating Site); POCB (Cortemaggiore e Bordolano Operating Unit)

Accidents at work

  2017 2016 2015
Total employee accidents 6 4 3(*)
Total contractor accidents 5 5 8

(*) The figure for 2015 was restated to take into account an accident which then was declassified in 2016

 

Accidents at work - employee and contract worker frequency index


 

 

Accidents at work - employee and contract worker severity index


 

 

Frequency index: Number of non-commuting accidents with incapacity of at least one day per millions hours worked

Gravity index: Number of working days lost in relation to non-commuting accidents with incapacity of at least one day per thousands hours worked. Data include fatal accidents.

In-depth analysis is carried out to determine the actual cause of an accident, identify the appropriate corrective action, implement improvements and act on the behavioural styles of the people involved.

 

 

In addition to reducing the number of accidents at work, another priority for Snam is precisely the protection of the health of workers.

Snam constantly monitors the risk factors associated with its company personnel, as well as those of workers exposed to specific, risks and defines ad hoc prevention and protection measures that are implemented by carrying out appropriate periodic health checks, which include:

  • Medical visits
  • Periodic medical examinations
  • Investigations
  • Environmental surveys

To find out more about medical visits and medical examinations read the page about Social group Indicators

Workplace health promotion (W.H.P.)

This project was started in 2010 based on the collaboration between ASL in Bergamo and Confindustria (the Confederation of Italian Industry) in Bergamo, based on the shared conviction that promoting workers’ health is in everyone’s interest.
In this area, ASL Milan has promoted the project at all major companies in the Lombardy Region including companies of the Snam Group.
Workplace Health Promotion (WHP) involves the promotion of factors related to improved work organisation and a better work environment, encouraging staff to participate in healthy activities, promoting healthy choices and encouraging personal growth.
The project’s activities include:
• Performing effective good practices with the scientific support of the ASL;
• Joining a Regional Network (the sharing of experiences and materials produced among member companies) with the accreditation of a “Company promoting health”;
• The company voluntarily joining the project;
• Activities to promote health seen as an invitation and opportunity for workers;
• Assessment and measurement of results obtained on an anonymous basis.
Initial activities included the presentation of the programme to all employees with the administration of an anonymous questionnaire aimed at monitoring the spread of crucial conduct and risk factors for health, and at assessing the effectiveness of the measures taken.
The company is accredited through an annual procedure to plan and implement good practices in compliance with a minimum number of good practices in the six specific theme-based areas of the programme.

  • Promotion of proper nutrition
  • Anti-smoking campaign
  • Promotion of physical exercise
  • Road safety and sustainable commuting
  • Alcohol and substance abuse
  • Promotion of personal and social wellbeing

WHP PROGRAMME PHASES 2014-16

2015 2016 2017

Alcohol and drugs
Road safety and sustainable mobility

Smoking
Exercise
Promotion of personal and social wellbeing

 

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02 July 2018 - 11:36 CEST