REDUCTION OF ACCIDENTS BY 40%

At EDPR, is top priority to guaranty the health, safety and well-being of its employees and contractors. A commitment that is supported by the Health and Safety policy.

As an integral part of the H&S strategy, employees actively engage in both behavior-based safety and risk assessment activities based on the potential risks associated with their tasks. H&S committees and subcommittees throughout EDPR pursue and support the implementation of H&S measures by collecting information from different operational levels and involving employees with the establishment and communication of the preventative plan. These committees, present on every working field, ensure that employees’ and contractors’ concerns are listened and resolved.

Furthermore, in order to achieve the zero accidents target, EDPR has implemented H&S management systems based on the OHSAS 18001:2007 specifications.The standards and procedures of these systems are adapted to the specificities of each geography where they are implemented and are developed based on the country’s regulation and industry’s best practices. The commitment to the H&S is further supported through the OHSAS 18001 certification.

In 2017, EDPR recorded a substantial improvement in its health and safety indicators. The number of accidents involving workers and contractors fell by 40%. A greater focus on proactive approach in the H&S management plus the realization of the benefits from OHSAS certification results in a significant improvement in the statistics.