Since 2015, Eltel has worked systematically to reduce the number of accidents by promoting a culture of health and safety and introducing new policies and procedures.
Health and safety policies
Eltel has a comprehensive Health, Safety, Environment and Quality Policy and subcontractors shall always be part of Eltel’s health and safety plans. Eltel complies with OHSAS 18001/ISO 45001 standards and all our subsidiaries also comply. Norway is not yet certified but expects to be in 2020.
To prevent accidents, we need to plan carefully and ensure that everyone uses the proper protective equipment. This year Eltel launched a new Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Policy to ensure that all markets use the same standard. The policy is based on existing best practice from all markets.
Apart from policies and equipment, safety is a state of mind. To foster a culture where safety is a primary concern among our employees and subcontractors, managers conduct regular safety walks and we publish internal safety bulletins. All knowledge gained from safety walks and incidents is logged in our safety and quality reporting system. The data is used to identify risks in order to strengthen our structures and our preventive work.