Continuous development of occupational health and safety

Elenia aims to ensure that its employees and partners work in a safe, healthy and motivating environment. In addition to highly competent and professional employees, our safety work is based on safe equipment, processes and operating models as well as visible safety management. We regularly offer training in order to provide all of our employees with information on the effects of our operations on occupational health and safety. We ensure healthy working conditions through preventive occupational health care and cooperation.

We comply with laws, regulations, official guidelines and industry standards. Elenia operates in accordance with the principle of continuous improvement and wants to be a leading company in occupational safety. In addition, ensuring safety is an integral part of our partnerships.

Preventive planning enables us to eliminate dangerous situations and ensure appropriate action in all situations.

Key measures in the electricity distribution business in 2013

● In December 2013, OHSAS 18001 health and safety management system was audited. No deviations were detected in the external audit.
● In addition, we carried out internal audits in cooperation with Elenia Lämpö Oy as planned.
● We also continued to carry out safety inspections on network construction and fault repair sites according to plan. A total of 97 inspections were performed in 2013.
● We offered occupational safety training for employees as planned. Safety training for partners was monitored more effectively than before.
● Our systematic safety event reporting was expanded to cover our partner network in addition to employees.
● Elenia participates in the national Zero Accident forum, which promotes occupational safety at workplaces.
● Launched in 2012, the national Think Before You Act campaign to improve safety when working near power lines continued as planned.
● Measures related to well-being at work and occupational health were carried out according to plan.
● In the electricity distribution business, our employees’ LTIF (Lost Time Injury Frequency) index was 0 in 2013, which was our goal.
● We carried out a work atmosphere survey. Our results exceeded the national average.

Key measures in the heating business in 2013

● As in the previous years, we carried out many safety inspections. Top management actively participated in these Safety Walk inspections. The goal was to ensure the implementation of an occupational health culture in all of our operations.
● Safety training for employees and systematic safety event reporting were carried out as planned.
● The safety of working alone was improved by implementing a pilot project on the use of safety equipment. The results were positive, and the new practice will be expanded to cover our entire area of operations.
● Orientation training for fuel suppliers and other stakeholders is an important part of our operations. We revised and further developed our orientation training processes.
● In the heating business, our employees’ LTIF (Lost Time Injury Frequency) index was 13.1 in 2013.
● We carried out a work atmosphere survey in collaboration. Our results exceeded the national average.