Employee health and safety is one of Salini Impregilo’s core values. The group carries out many different types of work at its sites involving different risks for the employees involved. Salini Impregilo, therefore, is strongly committed to providing its employees with ongoing training about their duties, also making them aware of the risks they may face. Salini Impregilo has put in place and puts in place all the human and technical resources necessary to meet the objectives set in its QES policy and in accordance with BS OHSAS 18001.
Thanks to its adoption of a BS OHSAS 18001 certified health and safety management system, Salini Impregilo has achieved important milestones, such as:
- development of a safety culture;
- reduction of work-related accidents;
- prevention of occupational illnesses;
- decrease in administrative and criminal sanctions.
Moreover, integration of the health and safety management system with the other rules for quality (ISO 9001) and the environment (ISO 14001) has meant that Impregilo can continue its main goal of construction with quality and respectful of the environment and its employees’ health and safety.
Salini Impregilo complies with prevailing regulations in each country in which it operates and guarantees high standards of health and safety in the workplace. All internal departments are required to contribute to ensuring the correct implementation of the management system, pursuant to the relevant regulations and the organizational, management and control model as per Italian Legislative Decree no. 231/2001.
Operational control of the management system is implemented through a specific procedure, which requires that, at each Group office and site, safety risks and emergencies are properly identified and managed, preventive and protective measures are defined, responsible corporate functions are identified. The basic documentation required to operate the system is as follows:
- Risk assessment documents (RAD);
- Operational Safety Plans (OSP);
- Emergency and evacuation plans;
- Fire prevention and control plans;
- First aid plans.
To ensure the coherence, uniformity and rigor of the documentation prepared by the individual sites, the Group has established guidelines and principles to be adopted in the preparation of the OSP, which must take into account the characteristics of the work, the specific processes, particular performance risks, the contractual specifications and local regulations.
The head office Quality, Environment and Safety Unit carries out periodic audits on specific safety procedures used at Group sites and evaluates the application of corporate rules concerning health and safety in the workplace.