Safety culture


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


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


In 2019, the number of accidents recorded for employees were 2, 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 7 accidents in 2019 (7 in 2018), 2 of which involved employees (4 in 2018) and 5 involving supply contractors (3 in 2018). None of these accidents was fatal.

Health and Safety training and Zero Accident Award

  2019 2018 2017
Hours of HSE training delivered 28,123 28,345 9,641
Participants 4,567 4,953 1,695


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 2019, 8 homogenous teams received the award involving a total of 810 employees. 

Homogeneous team Zero Accident Award winners

 Implants - Compressor stations; Impants - Storage hubs; North-Western District; Western-Central District; South-Western District; Sicily District;  GNL Italia; Warehouses and Logistics

Accidents at work

  2019 2018 2017
Total employee accidents 2 4 6
Total contractor accidents 5 3 5


Accidents at work - Employees and contract workers frequency index



Accidents at work - Employees and contract workers 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 accidents at work resulting in absence of at least one day, per thousands hours worked. Data includes 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

In addition, Snam offers to its employees initiatives and services relating to health and well-being in the welfare system. To learn more, read the Employee Initiatives page

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