Occupational health and safety

Occupational health and safety is a joint effort where each employee carries the responsibility for their own safety as well as the safety of others. Identification of occupational safety risks, preventive action and training play an important role in the creation of a safe working environment.

Occupational safety management is based on an occupational safety management system that complies with the OHSAS 18001 standard. Also, the occupational safety management systems that RAOS Project and Titan-2 apply at the Hanhikivi 1 construction site meet the requirements of the OHSAS 18001 standard.

Fennovoima’s occupational health and safety management system was subjected to both an internal and an external audit in 2018. No deviations were discovered in the audits.

Efficient risk management prevents accidents

Extensive risk identification and management procedures and reporting of safety observations are an important part of preventive occupational safety measures. Fennovoima assesses occupational safety risks from the perspectives of risks targeted at the employees, facilities and the Hanhikivi 1 construction site.

Central risks at the construction site include work at heights, information sharing between various actors and work in winter conditions.

We monitor the occupational safety performance at two levels: the procedures and the practices. The monitoring aims at continuous development of working methods and the processing of observed deficiencies at an early stage, before any harm has occurred.

Management of occupational safety risks

2018

2017

2016

Risk assessment before each work

100%

100%

100%

Occupational diseases

No

No

No

Investigation of accidents and near misses

Two accidents, one of which was investigated within the time limit

No investigation as there were no lost time injuries

All accidents (3)investigated within 7 days

High risk work

No

No

No

Two lost time accidents at the construction site

In 2018, a total of 494,601 working hours were recorded at the construction site. Early in the year, two lost time accidents occurred at the site. One person hurt his foot and hand in a contact with a trailer when a car started off. The injury resulted in three days’ absence. Another person suffered a mild injury to the back after slipping on snowy ground. The injury led to two days’ absence. At the end of the year, 299 days had passed without accidents. Fennovoima’s own personnel suffered no injuries during working hours.

Accidents at the construction site

2018

2017

2016

Lost time injuries*

2

0

3

Lost working days

5

0

9

Average severity of accidents (as lost days)

2.5

0

3

Lost time injury frequency rate (LTIFR)**

4.04

0

8.08

TR/MVR occupational safety index (goal: minimum requirement level 90 % achieved in all measurements)

Achieved in 97% of measurements (104/107)

Achieved in 94% of measurements (99/105)

Achieved in 95% of measurements (123/129)

Fatalities

No

No

No

*a) First-aid-level injuries are not included in the IR; b) fatalities are included in the IR; c) “lost day” indicates the loss of one full work shift; d) “days” means scheduled work days; e) count begins from the day after the accident (one full work shift). If the injured person is treated on the day of the accident and he/she returnsto work on the next day, the injury is reported as a first-aid case. **LTIFR is calculated by number of lost-time accidents per million hours worked. A lost-time accident is an accident that causes an absence from work of at least one work shift.