Occupational Health and Safety
Being aware of potential threats to employees related to operating activities, JSC IDGC of the North-West focuses on implementing a set of measures to ensure occupational safety, protect life, health and work capacity of Company employees, and minimize injury risks of third parties within the Company’s area of responsibility.
The policy is based on the requirements of the international standard Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems OHSAS-18000 and interstate standard 12.0.230-2007 Occupational Safety Standards System. Occupational health and safety Management Systems. General Requirements (identical to the document by the International Labor Organization MOT ILO-OSN 2001 Guidelines on Occupational Safety and Health Management Systems).
JSC IDGC of the North-West assumes the responsibility for implementation of the occupational health and safety policy.
The policy is based on the following key principles:
- creation of the safest possible working conditions for employees; protection of their life, health and work capacity;
- responsibility to the employees and the public for safe working conditions;
- rigorous compliance with applicable legislation in the area of occupational health and safety and other commitments undertaken by JSC IDGC of the North-West;
- continuous monitoring of occupational safety as well as safety of technological processes and equipment operation, aimed at identification, analysis, assessment and management of the corresponding risks;
- employee insurance against occupational accidents and diseases;
- ensuring employees and their representatives are engaged in the occupational safety measurement system;
- ongoing operational excellence in the area of occupational health and safety based on implementation of domestic and international OHS best practices;
- measures to prevent electricity-related injuries of third parties at the Company’s power grid facilities.
Measures to enhance occupational health and safety:
- Execution of measures to enhance occupational health and safety and decrease professional risks.
- Prevention of occupational injuries.
- HR training, retraining and professional development.
- Ensuring employee occupational safety.
- Creating standard sanitary and hygienic workplace conditions.
- Timely provision of protective clothing, footwear and other PPE, communications devices, first-aid kits, medicines, milk or other equivalent food products, washing agents and detergents.
- Continuous control over (audit of) compliance with the occupational safety requirements in the course of performance of production activities.
- Prevention of occupational injuries of contractors’ and third parties’ employees at the power grid facilities.