Consumer health and safety

Consumer health and safety

The OHSAS - Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series- 18001 specifically  establishes the requirements of a health and safety management system and certifies corporate organizational models. In this way it is possible to plan and implement the actions necessary for managing Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) according to the characteristics of different risks.

Enel is concerned about the safety and health not only of its employees and those of its contractors, but of all the people who live in contact with the Group’s operations and use its services.

The Generation and Energy Management Division was granted the BS-OHSAS 18001 certification . This represented the conclusion of a three-year development plan and was not only an important goal, but also the starting point of future activities aimed at consolidating and improving the Division’s work method.

As regards the Engineering and Innovation Division, it received certification from the CSQ Institute (of the IMQ group) for its safety management system in conformance with the BS-OHSAS 18001:2007 standard for the Plant Development and Construction Business Area.

Furthermore, the Infrastructure and Networks Division manages the electric power distribution networks, in compliance with the building and operating regulations on plant safety, which is ensured in the design, construction, testing, and operation of the plants. The distribution network has a management system certified in conformance with the ISO 14001:2004 standard.

Enel is concerned about consumers’ safety and health in all the countries where it operates:

In Romania, Enel Energie has been certified according to the ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004, and OHSAS 18001:2008 standards for OHS. Energie Muntenia has also been certified for the following: ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001:2008.

As far as the value-added products and the services supplied by Endesa are concerned, in Spain an analysis of the possible impacts on the health and safety of consumers is performed, including an approval process according to health and safety criteria for suppliers, too. Endesa is covered by ISO 14001 certification. Since it produces and distributes energy, it adopts specific measures to ensure the safety of its installations.

In Argentina, all of Edesur’s installations (lines, cables, and transformers) are inspected and tested for compliance with the provisions of the law regarding magnetic fields, radio interference, and acoustic pollution.

In Brazil, consumers are constantly informed on the safe and rational use of electricity through the most Important media, energy bills, and brochures available at the company’s offices.
Injury rates are monitored and the most frequent kinds are analyzed in order to carry out campaigns and produce educational materials for the public.

If an accident involves the public, the analysis is performed by the Work Safety and Maintenance Unit. The causes and non-compliance are then pinpointed and corrective measures are taken.

Electrical installations are always accompanied by the identification of the points that are at risk of breaking.

In addition, the use of a questionnaire regarding the prevention of occupational injuries is essential for both employees and the public at large.

In Colombia, since Condensa is a generation and distribution company that is covered by ISO 14001 and OSHAS 18001 certification, specific measures are continually monitored in order to ensure the safety of the installations.

In Perù, Edelnor monitors noise and magnetic fields in its substations and the adjacent areas to assess their impact on the community. At the same time, the quality of the water discharged into the river after filtration is also monitored.

 

Last update: July 2012

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