Annual report 2012

Health and safety at work

Telekom Slovenije took regular measurements of environmental conditions and lighting in the work environment for all locations where deemed necessary. Employees participated in various safety at work training programmes, with an emphasis on workplace injuries, fire safety, work at height and training for those persons responsible for evacuation procedures. The Group carried out regular inspections of personal protection equipment and supervised its use.

Health and safety at work is governed by the collective agreement at Telekom Slovenije and GVO. This area is also governed by a declaration of safety with risk assessment, even at companies at which there is no collective agreement. In 2012 Telekom Slovenije set up the Modro jabolko (Wise Apple) portal, through which the Company provides comprehensive information regarding health and safety at work. An audit of the declaration of safety was conducted at TSmedia and GVO.

At other companies, this area is governed by the laws of individual countries and by the employment policies of individual companies. Risk assessments were carried out for individual jobs at One, while training was also conducted. The necessary safety equipment was identified on the basis of risk assessments. Training was also carried out at Ipko and Aneks, with an emphasis on work at heights at the latter.


Health care

Preventive medical examinations were organised for employees at Telekom Slovenije, TSmedia and other subsidiaries in Slovenia in accordance with the law. The Group continued to offer vaccination against tick-borne meningoencephalitis for employees working in forests. All employees were offered flu vaccinations. Information on health topics and preventive care were also provided to employees via internal web communications. 

The number of workplace injuries was up last year in the Telekom Slovenije Group. This resulted in an increase in the number of lost work days and hours. For several years now, the Group has seen declining interest in flu vaccinations, while fewer vaccinations against tick-borne meningoencephalitis can be attributed to the fact that employees who are more exposed to infection in their work have already received vaccinations. The systematic organisation of these types of vaccinations has not yet been introduced at companies abroad.


Health care and workplace injuries

 

2010

2011

2012

Index 12/11

Number of workplace injuries

62

48

71

131

Number of working days lost

1,490

1,176

2,197

187

Number of working hours lost

11,806

8,183

16,267

199

Number of medical examinations

1,255

1,597

989

61

  • Preliminary examinations

76

54

226

353

  • Periodic examinations

1,179

2,114

808

38

Number of employees vaccinated against the flu

308

258

177

69

Number of employees vaccinated against TBE

307

136

281

207


Fire safety

A great deal of emphasis is placed on fire safety, making this type of training an integral part of overall workplace safety training. Two minor fires were reported at Group companies in 2012. In one case, a container for paper caught fire and in the other a fire started in a company car. Both fires were extinguished by professional fire fighters. New fire rules were drafted, while evacuation plans and fire plans were reviewed for individual buildings in which changes had been made. Fire extinguishers and hydrant networks were inspected and serviced in all buildings. Five evacuation drills were conducted. Responsible persons were appointed to extinguish initial fire and lead the evacuation process.