Furthermore, in line with the provisions of OHSAS 18001, ENAV and Techno Sky published their Occupational Safety Policy during the year, which expresses the commitment of both companies to continuously improve performance in terms of health and safety and defines the main objectives related to this issue.
ENAV and Techno Sky, as established in their Codes of Ethics, give great importance to the physical and moral integrity of their employees and partners, to promoting working conditions that respect individual dignity, and to safe and healthy working environments. The companies take care, therefore, to disseminate and consolidate a culture of health and safety in the workplace, while developing risk awareness and promoting responsible behaviour by all employees.
In order to ensure the proper management of the issue, both ENAV and Techno Sky have implemented an Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS), which was the subject of in-depth assessments during the year by way specific certification audits by DNV GL – Business Assurance. The positive outcome of these assessments led, in November 2018, to obtaining certification for the OHSMSs of both companies in accordance with OHSAS 18001:2007.
In October 2018, the new “Health and Safety” unit (subsequently renamed “Health, Safety and Environment”) was established to supervise compliance with the obligations established with Legislative Decree 81/2008 (the Consolidated Workplace Health and Safety Act) and the Group Prevention and Protection Service.
Furthermore, in line with the provisions of OHSAS 18001, ENAV and Techno Sky published their Occupational Safety Policy during the year, which expresses the commitment of both companies to continuously improve performance in terms of health and safety and defines the main objectives related to this issue. In addition to these policies, there is also the manual for the Occupational Health and Safety Management System (ver. 1.0) and related procedures.
Also in the area of operational management of health and safety in the workplace, the employers, in compliance with relevant requirements and with the support of the Prevention and Protection unit, carry out the assessment of all risks of the various local facilities, including the risk related to working abroad, preparing a Risk Assessment Report (RAR) for each. Furthermore, this assessment is supplemented by periodic environmental audits related to micro-climate, lighting, noise, indoor air quality, electromagnetic fields, and natural sources of ionizing radiation (x-rays, radon gas, and cosmic radiation). In particular, in relation to the many activities performed as a contractor, Techno Sky also prepares, based on the specifics of the contract, an operational safety plan and carefully monitors plant and equipment in order to verify compliance with applicable laws and regulations regarding health and safety in the workplace.
With regard to training, ENAV provides courses on the subject of occupational health and safety, both with specific activities in the classroom and via video-conferencing and by way of e-learning.
In particular, ENAV employees involved in training include all personnel designated as emergency management personnel for the first and second course, while the remaining courses are provided to all those who have been designated as senior and middle managers or designated as worker safety representatives.
The courses provided via e-learning are focused on:
- general employee training;
- training on specific workplace risks;
- refresher courses for employees;
- travel safety.
The first two e-learning courses involved all newly hired non-management personnel, while the third involved the remaining non-management personnel. Finally, the travel safety course is provided to all employees who work abroad, regardless of position within the company.
Techno Sky training, on the other hand, concerns the development of a culture of occupational accident prevention and the policies adopted to safeguard worker health and safety.
The types of courses provided in the classroom or by videoconferencing mainly concern:
- first aid, introductory and advanced coursework;
- fire prevention, introductory and advanced coursework;
- senior management, introductory and advanced coursework;
- supervisors, introductory and advanced coursework;
- worker safety representatives, introductory and advanced coursework.
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