Occupational safety

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Sustainable occupational safety

When it comes to the basics, it is our responsibility to ensure that everyone is able to work in a safe and healthy working environment. Both the employees of Elenia and the employees of our partners must have the required qualifications and skills to perform their tasks. Safety skills are an essential part of each employee’s professional competence.

One concrete measure is the Safety Manual distributed to all of Elenia’s employees as well as the employees of our partners who perform electricity network-related tasks. The Safety Manual lists all of the main safety considerations pertaining to Elenia’s operations, for example, with regard to the design and implementation of electricity networks, risk assessments, electrical safety and safety observations. In addition, the manual explains how we develop our safety culture and the way everyone is responsible for ensuring information security.

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Safety is based on the right attitude

In practice, safety is implemented equally with proper PPE, site fences and signs, training, orientation, instructions, manuals and risk assessments as well as the confidence and ongoing alertness brought by experience. Common ground rules ensure a safe working environment for the employees as well as anyone in the vicinity of a site. A good professional is invested in safety through a positive attitude and performs their tasks in compliance with the safety regulations. Rules and instructions are there for the safety of everyone who builds or uses an electricity network. They are made for all of us.

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Advance planning and risk assessments ensure occupational safety throughout

Occupational safety is ensured by plans that have been properly drawn up in advance and complied with as well as risk assessments. A risk assessment is performed for each task. Risk assessment begins at the planning stage and it must be performed on an ongoing basis in order for the work to progress. The purpose of a risk assessment is to alert the person performing the work to potential risks and, primarily, to eliminate their causes. If it is not possible to eliminate the risk, an alternative safe working method will be devised. A safety plan will be drawn up prior to the start of the work, indicating a safe way of working. The safety plan includes factors such as traffic control, covering excavations, site safety and ensuring the safety of outsiders.

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Site supervision is everyone’s responsibility

Site safety is monitored and ensured by means of different inspections. In addition to the client and the main implementer, inspections are performed by everyone working on the site, subcontractors as well as third-party inspectors. Monitoring helps to ensure that the construction of the network is safe both for the builders and bystanders. A constructed electricity network must meet Elenia’s requirements and it must be safe to use.

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Required protective equipment on Elenia’s constructions sites

  • Safety helmet with a chinstrap
  • Safety footwear equipped with nail and toe protection
  • Safety goggles
  • Minimum class 2 high-visibility workwear
  • ID card including tax number, Elenia’s partner card
  • Other required PPE depending on the job
  • Visitors are also required to wear protective equipment

Our goal is that everyone working for Elenia returns home in good health every day!