Fingrid is investing in occupational safety by arranging several different types of orientation, training and occupational safety promotion events for service providers. Some of these are included in the contractual terms and conditions concerning safety.
Working in substations and on power lines requires service providers to have special expertise and uncompromising occupational safety management. Fingrid verifies the competences of the personnel of service providers involved in maintenance work through qualification. It is hoped that a national qualification practice will be agreed for the sector.
The level of occupational safety improved noticeably in 2018. The credit for this goes to all the people who work in Fingrid’s investments and maintenance. We clearly achieved the intermediate target set for lost-time injury frequency in 2018, and we can also be satisfied with this result.
The biggest safety risks in Fingrid’s operations are related to physical work that is mainly performed by main and subcontractors specialised in that field. Occupational safety has always been considered a priority, and is taken into account in the contract agreements.