Safety is therefore a strategic must for Hitachi Rail STS with all workers contributing every day to ensure safety for end users.
2017 total injuries
The low values recorded by the injury frequency and severity rates at Hitachi Rail STS over the years make them particularly sensitive to slight variations in the number of accidents and related lost days. This explains the extent of growth to these rates recorded in 2017.
In order to acquire the information needed to improve injury frequency and severity rates, in accordance with the Health and Safety Policy, Hitachi Rail STS also tracks near misses (accidents without consequences that arise out of undesired or unexpected situations that could have put people at risk), in order to gather and analyse data and information and identify potential solutions in advance.
The main initiatives concerned:
- the implementation of the procedure to manage accidents and near misses at global level: Hitachi Rail STS has created a procedure to provide information on how to correctly manage events entailing injuries, accidents and near misses. This procedure is a valid prevention and information management tool for statistical purposes, to identify the causes of an accident and meet legal requirements relating to health, safety and hygiene in the workplace;
- the implementation of quarterly HSE reporting to monitor and gather main information on the performance of activities carried out in relation to the application of SGS/SGA. These reports are prepared by all HSE officers of work sites;
- safety meetings for all main work sites.
Health and Safety Committee
Hitachi Rail STS also holds meetings pursuant to Article 35 of Italian Legislative Decree no. 81/08, which are attended by the employer (or a representative), the prevention and protection service manager, the doctor, the safety officer and the workers’ safety representative. These meetings are called at least once a year and represent 100% of employees of the Italian Group companies to which Italian Legislative Decree no. 81/08 applies.