Occupational safety

The safety of all personnel working on the grid and related systems is a number one priority for us. Our clear objective is to ensure that everyone leaves the Fingrid work sites healthy and uninjured every day. We continuously develop safer ways of working, practices and safety instructions in co-operation with our service providers. As in previous years, the number of occupational accidents involving Fingrid’s in-house personnel remained low.

One of Fingrid’s long-term goals is to improve the occupational safety culture and, in this way, achieve its zero-accident objective. In 2019, Fingrid’s own personnel had no lost-time workplace accidents 0 (0). A total of 7 (4) lost-time workplace accidents were recorded among Fingrid’s service providers. Among the lost-time accidents, one led to an absence from work of more than 30 days and was classified as serious. In addition, one workplace accident was classified as serious, because it caused a permanent impairment to the service provider’s employee. The suppliers’ and Fingrid’s combined accident frequency rate increased from the previous year to 5.5 (3.2)/million worked hours.

Results from Fingrid’s OHS development project:

  • Safety observation campaign and OHS seminar
  • Updated safety management system
  • Updated contractual terms on safety
  • Development of safe work practices and safety reporting
  • Two issues of our occupational safety magazine “Safety on the lines”

Image: LTIF and workplace accidents

Nearly 600 proactive observations to improve safety

Nearly 600 proactive observations to improve safety

As regards occupational safety, Fingrid monitors the development on the work sites using proactive indicators, which produce the metrics of the work done to improve safety. Safety observations provide information on latent hazards and make it possible to mobilise the entire personnel to improve safety at work. Neary 600 safety observations were reported on Fingrid work sites in 2019.