Health and safety

Ensuring our employees and subcontractors return home safely every day is our top priority. At Eltel, safety is not just about personal protective equipment and incident reporting – it is a mindset that we choose to adopt every day.

A robust 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 and the analysis of near misses and potential incidents provide 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.

Our approach

Eltel’s most salient day-to-day health and safety risks for its employees and supply chain partners include road safety, electrical safety, working at height and working with infrastructure. We constantly seek to identify and implement more modern and safer solutions and processes to reduce risk.

Health and safety is managed on a Group level with Country Units implementing their own plans and deliverables based on their local situation.

Our progress in 2023

  • Improved Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate (LTIFR) across the Group with a 20% reduction in our LTIFR compared to 2022.
  • Enhanced safety culture, for example, by organizing a Safety Week in all Eltel countries.
  • Around 1,000 safety walks completed on work sites compared to 700 in 2022.
  • Health and safety training was a focus area during the year, with many Country Units improving their employee and subcontractor training based on their country-specific Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) risk profiles.
  • Monthly HSE meetings were broadened to include more functions.

Guiding frameworks

ISO 45001