* Indicators marked with „*” was subject of a assurance engagement by an independent auditor.
In the Budimex Group every accident is described in compliance with the Polish statutory classification and in compliance with the procedures and classification adopted by the strategic investor, Ferrovial Group, which provides better capabilities of post-accident statistics analysis (those are, i.a., differences in accident assessment process and definition of a serious accident). Such internal self-regulation is more restrictive than the provisions of law regarding accident rates, and provide better capabilities of post-accident analysis because of stricter criteria and more detailed accident differentiation.
In 2017, no violations of permitted concentrations and intensity (NDS, NDN) of harmful and hazardous agents, nor cases of occupational diseases, were recorded. All employees shall comply with OHS regulations, including the use of protective measures, such as hard hats, protective gloves. Health problems associated with bad habits and inappropriate application of protective measures, e.g. vibration white finger, hearing problems, pneumoconiosis often manifest after several years and it is no longer possible to determine which workplace involved such negligence. In 2017, blue- and white-collar workers were equipped with 10,000 units of clothing in total, and so called sanitary packages were issued in two rounds to over 1200 workers.
Accident rates in 2017:
(more figures are provided in the tables at the end of the report)
It is mandatory for the Management Board to receive statistics regarding accident rates. Each time, fatalities or potentially fatal accidents (i.e. accidents that could have resulted in victim’s death) are directly reported to the Management Board, which analyses them thoroughly. Additionally, the data is analysed at the sector level thanks to the decision of signatories of the “Agreement for Safety in Construction” regarding exchange of accident rate results. This provides a reference point for competing companies and even greater assessment of the situation, including issues requiring improvement.
The last, also very important, safety element at Budimex construction sites is preventing presence of unauthorised persons at or near construction sites. All regulations involving fencing and appropriate marking of construction sites, while additional preventive measures are implemented by the employees themselves. Security personnel is particularly helpful for that purpose, as they lead to elimination of hazards through protection of property.