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Safety rates

  • GRI
    

Contractors

contractors

Enel people

Enel people

(1) This rate is calculated by comparing the number of injuries (all injuries, including those with 3 or less days’ absence) with the hours worked/1,000,000.

(2) Considering the activities managed in all the areas in which the Group operates, to which some of the companies consolidated with the equity method and companies for which the BSO (Build, Sell and Operate) mechanism has been applied, the total figure for fatalities is equal 8.

(3) Sum of: injuries which, at December 31, 2018, resulted in more than 6 months of absence from work and, of cases not closed, injuries considered severe (initial prognosis > 30 days).

(4) Lost Time Injuries Frequency Rate is calculated by comparing the number of injuries with the hours worked*200,000.

In 2018, the total injuries frequency rate confirmed the decrease trend in previous years, with a figure of 0.902 injuries per million hours worked, down by 14% compared to 2017.

In particular, the frequency rate for Enel people stood at 0.94 (-21% compared to 2017) and for contractors’ personnel at 0.87 (-10% compared to 2017), confirming the effectiveness of the Group’s safety strategy and policies.

One fatality occurred in 2018 involving an Enel Group employee (Colombia) and 73 fatalities occurred involving contractors (2 in Italy and 5 in South America). The causes are mainly electrical accidents.

In addition, 5 “high-consequence” injuries involving Enel Group employees were recorded (3 in Italy and 2 in Argentina) and 12 involving contractors (4 in Spain, 4 in Italy, 3 in Chile and 1 in Argentina) mainly of an electrical and mechanical nature.

Enel has a specific policy (Policy 106 “Classification, communication, analysis and reporting of incidents”), which defines the roles and procedures to ensure the timely communication of incidents and ensures the cause analysis process, the definition of improvement plans and their monitoring according to the event type. The Policy also includes details on the methods of communication and analysis of near misses that have the potential to cause severe damage.

According to the aforementioned policy, all severe and fatal injuries to Enel and contractor employees and non-severe events considered significant are investigated by a group of experts. The improvement measures resulting from the analyses are constantly monitored and followed until they are completed, and in the event contracting companies commit a breach, the appropriate measures are taken (termination of the contract, suspension of qualification, etc.). In the case of particularly severe and fatal injuries, in order to define further strategic actions for the entire Group, a specific Steering Committee is also set up that involves the competent Company Functions/Business Lines. The Steering Committee has the goal of coordinating the improvement measures already identified and defining further strategic actions for the entire Group, to prevent the recurrence of similar events.

Moreover, an additional project for risk analysis and reduction was launched during the year. This project – the “Global Safety Dashboard” (GSD) – develops targeted analysis at a plant/unit level, using downstream KPIs (accidents and near misses) and upstream KPIs (controls and assessments) as input, and generating a classification of sites and areas for improvement with the greatest priority as output.

1 The rates and data in this chapter do not include companies acquired during 2018 (Eletropaulo, YouSave, Empresa de Alumbrado Eléctrico de Ceuta and Empresa de Alumbrado Eléctrico de Ceuta Distribución). Given the short time since they have been acquired, these companies will be consolidated as of the financial year 2019, in order to align systems and relative reporting procedures.
2  Considering the activities managed in all the areas in which the Group operates, to which some of the companies consolidated with the equity method and companies for which the BSO (Build, Sell and Operate) mechanism has been applied, the total figure for fatalities is equal to 9, and the Group frequency rate equal to 0.87.
3  Considering the activities managed in all the areas in which the Group operates, to which some of the companies consolidated with the equity method and companies for which the BSO (Build, Sell and Operate) mechanism has been applied, the total figure for fatalities is equal to 8 (2 in Italy, 5 in South America and 1 in Oceania – Australia).