The Elecnor Group invests more than EUR 13.4 million in occupational risk prevention and workplace safety
- The company holds its annual event on occupational risk prevention on the occasion of World Day for Health and Safety at Work.
- Vincenzo Ranieri, CEO of ENEL’s E-Distribuzione, Javier Cruces, Managing Director of Elecnor and Juan Miguel Camacho, Director of Elecnor Italy share their experiences in a meeting in Rome.
In 2021 the Elecnor Group invested over EUR 12.3 million in occupational risk prevention and initiatives to improve health and safety in the workplace, in Spain alone. This year investment has risen to over EUR 13.4 million, an increase of 8.9%. The company thereby continues to strengthen its commitment to the health and safety of its employees, which has been a priority for the Elecnor Group since its beginnings.
On the occasion of World Day for Health and Safety at Work, the company held its annual event on Occupational Health and Safety.
On this occasion, the event was attended by Vincenzo Ranieri, CEO of ENEL’s E-Distribuzione, Javier Cruces, Managing Director of the Elecnor Group and Juan Miguel Camacho, Director of Elecnor Italy. In a meeting held in Rome, the executives addressed the importance of backing policies which foster employee safety and the need to involve all the workers, on the staff of both the Elecnor Group and subcontractors, in order to reach the objective of zero work-related accidents.
Along these lines, Javier Cruces explained that “the main objective for us is the health and safety of everybody on construction sites, independently of the companies they work for. To this effect, last year we organised the ‘Ally Awards’ (Premios Aliado) for good practices among subcontractors. We incorporate these good practices and all the ideas that reach us in order to keep moving forward and improving, with the aim of achieving a day without accidents.”
With a staff of over 21,000 people in more than 50 countries, the company is working towards the objective of zero accidents, zero tolerance of non-compliance with preventive measures and the continuous promotion of safe behaviour among employees. To achieve this, the Elecnor Group believes that transmitting a culture of prevention through training is essential in improving the health and safety of employees.
Cruces stated that to achieve this it is necessary “to make the employee become intrinsically safe, in other words, that independently of the environment in which they are working, whether they are being supervised or not, whether the work is easy or not, they always follow safety regulations, behaving interdependently.”
The executive explained that, therefore, “workers have to look after themselves and their colleagues to ensure that work is always safe” and he pointed out that “we have to ensure that all workers, in all parts of the world, follow safety regulations and do not put themselves at risk unnecessarily.”
The company believes that in terms of health and safety it should never come to a standstill, and for this reason it has started to introduce new initiatives to reach the objective of zero accidents, including the campaign ‘Stop in order to keep going’, which aims to encourage employees “to lose their fear of calling a halt to work if there is a risk of an accident occurring.”
In building this culture, during the event the Elecnor Group awarded the traditional ‘blue jackets’, as it does each year, which recognise those Elecnor Group employees who set an example of preventive practices, not only regarding themselves but also in relation to their colleagues and teams.