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Annual Report 2015

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Occupational injuries

Working process and control over compliance with workplace safety and occupational health and safety, and prevention of occupational injuries at PJSC IDGC of the North-West are in line with the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations. The requirements of the Regulations are aimed at ensuring work safety for employees at all process stages and creation of conditions ensuring prevention of injury risks.

Major causes of occupational injuries:

  • violation of labor and production discipline;
  • unsatisfactory maintenance and deficiencies at workplaces;
  • other reasons.
Occupational injuries, 2011–2015
Indicator 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Total number of the injured in accidents, people 16 14 15 8 6
Total number of fatalities, people 0 1 3 3 1
Accident frequency rate (per 1,000 employees) 1.086 0.94 1.0 0.54 0.40
Fatality frequency rate (per 1,000 employees) 0.00 0.07 0.2 0.2 0.07

There was one fatality in 2015 when working in electrical installations (fall from height). An action plan was developed based on the incident investigation to prevent similar occurrences in the future.

In order to improve the efficiency of injury prevention measures, PJSC IDGC of the North-West adopted an Integrated Programme aimed at reducing injury risks for employees and third parties at the Company's power grid facilities for 2014 to 2017.

The Integrated Programme includes the following activities:

  • improvement of the safety of scheduled and emergency work in electrical installations;
  • on-the-job training for employees;
  • provision of high quality PPE and tools;
  • government, regulators and public relations;
  • prevention of injuries during scheduled work in electrical installations;
  • reduction of third party injuries, especially those to children, at the Company's power grid facilities;
  • assessment and alignment of the electrical installations condition with safe operation requirements.

In order to reinforce the liability of management of PJSC IDGC of the North-West for accidents, the incentives scheme for the Company's General Director and senior managers was complemented with the quarterly indicator of Prevention of Growth of Injuries Resulting from Accidents.

In 2015 occupational injury rate reduced (number of the injured decreased by 25%). A reduction in severity of injuries and zero occupational diseases were recorded.