HEALTH AND SAFETY IN THE WORKPLACE: TWO ABSOLUTE PRIORITIES
Due to its size and the importance of its work, Fincantieri is well aware of its important role in promoting economic growth and the wellbeing of the communities in which it operates. To meet this commitment, the Group's first thought in every single thing it does is to protect the health and safety of its workers in all the ways it is able, by adopting and constantly updating the appropriate tools.
This corporate culture, taken on board by all levels of the Group, has real applications and tangible results: during 2015 Fincantieri continued the certification process of its Corporate Management System in Health and Safety in the Workplace in compliance with the requirements of the BS OHSAS 18001 standard. Furthermore, the "Towards Zero Accidents" project has continued apace for the fourth consecutive year, a project that has to date reduced accidents by 50% since 2011.
This is an important and wide-ranging initiative that operates on various fronts: besides the communication campaign to inform all employees about best practices and promote the adoption of advanced control software technologies, a new training and information instrument called "Active Safety" was introduced last year. The project initially involved 4,000 of Fincantieri's direct employees and was later extended to workers from outside companies, with a total of over 8,500 hours provided every month.
The goal is to increasingly promote a culture of safety as Fincantieri's absolute priority, by means of a course of increasing awareness on various themes on-the-job. Lessons are held in the workplace to analyze and assess potential problems and how to prevent any health risks.