Occupational safety is all about attitude. Taking a safe approach can prevent all hazardous situations. Occupational well-being as well as monitoring and management of working capacity are key success factors to our operations.
Occupational safety at Lemminkäinen
The Lemminkäinen Group seeks to be a leader in occupational safety in the construction industry. Attitude is the decisive factor professionals always take safety into consideration.
Our occupational safety efforts are based on safety training, reducing accidents, a workplace atmosphere that emphasizes safety, and supporting safe working conditions and methods. We act pre-emptively, with clear goals and a continuous commitment to reducing accidents.
We provide our personnel with the safety training required for their tasks. We are continually improving our safety operations on the basis of feedback from both internal and external evaluations. Whether operating in Finland or abroad, we adhere to all relevant legislation on occupational health and safety and the environment. We are a member of the Finnish Institute of Occupational Healths Zero Accident Forum, which unites employees that are committed to improving occupational safety.
Overall responsibility for the safety of our operations is held by each business sectors management. Management, employees, safety managers and the industrial safety organisation share responsibility for implementing safety measures and ensuring safety. All personnel from waged employees to senior salaried employees are represented by an industrial safety committee. Our Group-wide environment and safety steering group shares good practices across business sectors. Industrial safety committees enable all personnel to have a say in issues relating to health and safety in their workplace. A joint meeting of all of the Groups industrial safety committees is held once a year. Our safety policy and principles support our operations.
We encourage our employees to keep their eyes open and report any practices that pose a risk to safety. In order to make these observations easier to report, well be switching to an electronic reporting system in 2012. The Groups accident frequency was 36 accidents /million working hours in 2011. We did not achieve our target: a maximum of 20 accidents per million work hours.