Health and safety

Health and safety performance

As stated in its policy, Ansaldo STS considers safeguarding health and preventing any kind of workrelated accident, injury or illness as a key value. The HSE entity addresses and supports the business on health and safety topics, defines improvement plans and monitors their execution. On the corporate level, it also has the task of defining H&S objectives, the procedures, the KPIs and ensuring their implementation.

Health and safety performance indicators are monitored and analyzed over time, and used to set objectives by breaking them down by risk factor and location.

Safety is therefore a strategic must for Ansaldo STS with all workers contributing every day to ensure safety for end users.

Overall, in 2016, there were eight injuries (entailing incapacity to work for more than three days), five at the office sites and three in production sites (excluding commuting accidents). There was a total of 120 days of temporary incapacity due to injuries, of which 69 at office sites and 51 at production sites.

Injury frequency and severity indicators are reported below.


The office sites saw a slight increase in the frequency rate due to the growth of the number of injuries (from 4 to 5) and a decrease in the severity rate, following the reduction in the number of days lost (from 79.5 to 69).

The production sites recorded a slight increase both in the frequency rate, due to the growth, from one to three, in the number injuries, and in the severity, following the increase in the number of days lost (from 4 to 51).

In order to acquire information that is helpful in improving performance, in accordance with the health and safety policy, Ansaldo STS also tracks near misses (accidents without consequences that arise out of undesired or unexpected situations that could have put people at risk), in order to gather and analyze data and information and identify potential solutions in advance.

Main initiatives concerned:

  • Implementation of the procedure to manage accidents and near misses at global level: Ansaldo STS has created a procedure to provide information on how to correctly manage events entailing injuries, accidents and near misses. This procedure is a valid prevention and information management tool for statistical purposes, to identify the causes of an accident and meet legal requirements relating to health, safety and hygiene in the workplace;
  • Implementation of quarterly EHS reporting to monitor and gather main information on the performance of activities carried out in relation to the application of SGS/SGA. These reports are prepared by all EHS officers at work sites;
  • Safety meetings for all main work sites.


Health and safety committee

Ansaldo STS also holds meetings pursuant to article 35 of Legislative decree no. 81/08, in which the employer (or a representative), the Prevention and Protection Service Manager, Doctor, Safety Officer and Workers’ Safety Representative participate. These meetings are called at least once a year and represent 100% of employees of the Italian group companies to which Legislative decree no. 81/08 applies.


2016 – Health and safety audits

Number of internal health and safety audits 15 43 58
Number of external health and safety audits (from suppliers/clients/ certification bodies) 3 18 21