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 industry transformation is reflected in the recruiting being done by energy companies. Fingrid still needs electrical engineering experts, but many other educational backgrounds are also suitable for transmission system operator employees.
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.