GRI 403-1, GRI Sector disclosure LA6 OHS
Occupational health and safety and injury and illness prevention are integrated into our corporate strategy and performed by all employees as they go about their daily business. Every employee is instructed on how to be mindful of hazards, report them immediately and submit suggestions for promoting ongoing health and safety working conditions. In the financial year, occupational health and safety were once again one of the key projects in 50Hertz’s business plan.
The "gib8" campaign launched in 2018 was continued in order to further sensitize employees and suppliers of 50Hertz to occupational health and safety issues. As part of the campaign, objectives were expanded and a set of measures with rules of conduct for a safetyculture was implemented.
Once a year, an occupational safetycompetition is also held to further brief and motivate the workforce.This takes into account the accident figures of the individual sitesfrom the previous year, and prior knowledge of occupational safety isreviewed and anchored from a practical perspective that varies eachyear.
The personal protective equipment (PPE) worn by workers is always updated and new PPE is wear-tested and the catalogue is amended in line with the respective requirements.
More about our measures in the area of occupational health and safety here in the employees section and on our website.
„We already have safety managers or safety leaders in our company, but we need many, many more. Safety Leaders have internalised safe behaviour, have a high level of risk awareness and observe the rules. Regardless of their position in the company, they are open and cooperative in their behaviour and inspire others when it comes to safety. We are convinced that anyone can be a safety leader, and we therefore invite everyone to internalize this role and put it into practice so that together we can achieve our goals.“
The Elia Group wants to play a pioneering role in the European energy transition and also be a leader in occupational safety. Therefore, safety is always a top priority. It is our common goal that all our employees and contractors return home safe and healthy every day. That's why we continuously invest in the safety of our plants and working methods as well as in our safety culture. With our initiatives 'Go for Zero' in Belgium and 'gib8' in Germany, we have already been on the right track for a long time. Now we are going one step further with the Elia Group Safety Toolkit.
Tool 1:Life Saving Rules to protect yourself and others from accidents
Tool 2:The risk matrix as a decision-making aid
Tool 3:Safety leader as a manager, in the office, in traffic and when working in plants and on lines
Tool 4:Safety Walks & Safety Talks: Recommendations for conducting workplace inspections
Tool 5:Event reporting and education: errors as a learning opportunity
Tool 6:Strong partnership with our contractors: the basis of a joint and consistent safety culture
Tool 7:Our personal commitment to occupational safety