Health and Safety
In 2018, TransContainer had zero severe workplace injuries – for the third year running. The Company’s health and safety initiatives aim to support the positive trend going forward.
Over the year, the Company allocated RUB 55.5 mln to health and safety improvement (up 2.6% year-on-year). In accordance with the Collective Agreement, TransContainer’s annual health and safety expenses account for at least 0.3% of costs attributable to the cost of revenue. This serves as a basis for the Company’s branches to plan their occupational safety measures.
In 2018, health and safety expenses, net of IPE expenses, amounted to RUB 35.099 mln against the annual target of RUB 31.567 mln (around 0.38% of costs attributable to the cost of revenue). The funds were used to purchase hand-held radio units, sets of tools with insulated handles for electric works, fire extinguishers, prohibitory, information and mandatory safety signs and fire doors, to measure the insulation resistance of electric equipment, and carry out a number of process control initiatives.
The Company spent RUB 18.164 mln to improve working conditions and prevent occupational diseases (up 1.8% year-on-year). For better microclimatic conditions, the Company installed heaters, air conditioning systems, ionisers, and window blinds. TransContainer also purchased labour-saving devices to reduce workload and physical effort.
As part of its efforts to enhance employee welfare, the Company furnished individual lockers, electrical appliances, and bottled water.
At TransContainer, we pay special attention to providing employees of business units with cutting-edge and high-quality personal protective equipment. There are special acceptance boards in place responsible for the quality and timely delivery of protective clothing.
To prevent workplace injuries, TransContainer organises annual training for managers and skilled employees. In the reporting year, 258, 56 and 84 people were trained in occupational, industrial and electrical safety, respectively, with RUB 2 mln allocated for the purpose.
In 2018, the Company conducted a special assessment of working conditions at 468 workplaces across the Company’s branch offices. Following the assessment, we improved working conditions at 18% of the workplaces. The related costs amounted to RUB 0.75 mln, including the purchase of state-of-the-art tools, machines, and other production equipment. Also, we installed new air filters and air conditioning systems to improve the microclimate in our premises.
Pursuant to the Collective Agreement and the special assessment results, personnel exposed to harmful and/or hazardous environment factors receive compensations. The employees get bonuses in addition to standard wages and extra leave days.