“When you enter an Enel work site, power station or electrical substation, it's as if, from a safety perspective, you are walking into an 'Enel embassy' in that country”
The first step is the Safety Assessment: if any critical issues are identified we move on to the following step, which involves checks and comparative evaluations. For this purpose, in 2019 we launched a new instrument, Safety Support, a collective approach for defining and implementing an action plan to improve safety levels. Our dedicated team work alongside the company in question to carry out a meticulous analysis of the critical issues and identify the possible remedial measures for implementation. In 2019, of the more than 600 safety assessments carried out, approximately 100 were referred for Safety Support. And the results are already evident: the accident frequency rate for contractors has halved.
The principal contractors have confirmed that this collaboration with us has enabled them to spread the safety culture, facilitating, throughout their companies, the development of a new approach to the planning and management of health & safety models.
It's also important to work together and develop synergies with trade associations: we have launched a partnership with ANIE (Associazione Nazionale Industrie Elettrotecniche), a member of Confindustria that represents electrical engineering and electronics companies operating in Italy.
Our ultimate objective is to provide those who work with us with the necessary organisational tools to become fully autonomous in terms of maintaining standards and improving results, reaching a point whereby there's a constant and collective effort to guarantee and continuously improve safety for everyone.