Health and safety

Our employees are our most valuable resource and health and safety is our key sustainability area.

At Eltel, safety is not just about personal protective equipment, accident reports and adjusting to the current pandemic challenge; it is an attitude that we choose to adopt every day. We work systematically to reduce the number of accidents and near misses by promoting a culture of health and safety.

Safety culture

We work hard to foster a culture in which safety is a primary concern among our employees and subcontractors. The proactive work to prevent and reduce the number of workplace injuries and accidents and to promote health and well-being has continued since 2015.

Risk analysis, the proper equipment, the right training and the correct information are a prerequisite for all assignments. The reporting and follow-up of risk observations, incidents and accidents has been developed during the year and the analysis of near misses and potential incidents has provided valuable insights into our preventive safety work.

Follow-up dialogue with employees who are ill and rehabilitation support for employees on long-term sick leave are also important measures for reducing absence due to illness.

Health and safety risks

Eltel has clearly defined the health and safety risks for our people. High-risk activities related to day-to-day operations include electrical safety, working at height, handling ageing infrastructure and road safety. Road safety is a particularly important area for Eltel as teams spend a lot of time on the road. Eltel is constantly seeking to identify and implement more modern and safer solutions and processes in order to reduce risk.