The dissemination of a safety culture to all workers is indispensable for ensuring the observance of the safety rules and procedures. For this reason much importance is also attributed to safety training for the Enel Group’s suppliers and contractors.
Enel requires all contractor employees who work in the plants and places owned by the Group be adequately trained by their employer and checks the carrying out of such training both in the contractor qualification stage and before the work begins.
For qualified companies, training courses addressed to their technical personnel are provided for, which vary according to the type of activity. All the professional figures employed in the different activities entrusted to them by Enel must possess the related training certificate. In effect, in order to qualify, suppliers are required to provide their technical personnel with training courses differentiated according to the kind of activity, with specific sessions on the implementation of the safety regulations applied to Enel activities.
In addition to requiring its suppliers and contractors to provide training, every Division of the Enel Group directly develops information, awareness, and training initiatives for contractor employees, which are differentiated according to the kind of work performed. In all, during 2010 about 135 “Contractor Safety Days” took place in all the Divisions, while on November 19 the first Group-level one took place.
Le iniziative di sensibilizzazione organizzate dalle Divisioni prevedono anche la distribuzione di opuscoli e materiale informativo volto a diffondere le buone pratiche e ad allineare le imprese terze alle modalità di lavoro di Enel. I progetti “Safety 24/7” e “Visual Safety”, a esempio, sono stati estesi anche alle imprese appaltatrici attraverso la realizzazione di pocket book multilingue.
The awareness-raising initiatives organized by the Divisions also provide for the distribution of pamphlets and other informative material aimed at disseminating good practices and aligning other companies with Enel’s safety standards. The “Safety 24/7” and ”Visual Safety” projects, for example, were also extended to contractors through the creation of multi-lingual pocket books.
A number of specific awareness-raising activities were also carried out, which were addressed to both company heads (such as Safety Days, Safety Walks , etc.) and technical personnel (for example, “Work Safely” workshops).
Last update: 19/07/2011