At the Połaniec Power Plant, a recertification audit was conducted by TÜV NORD Polska Sp. z o.o. for compliance of the occupational health and safety management system with the PN-ISO 45001 standard. In connection with the amendment to the ordinance issued by the Minister of Health, as a result of which the list of carcinogenic agents or technological processes was extended, the company developed a program of organizational and technical steps aimed at reducing the exposure of its employees to dusts containing crystalline silica. Additionally, the campaign “We only engage in safe work” was continued to improve the work safety of contractors, with 5,480 people trained in 2020 and the occupational health and safety page on the company’s intranet updated.
In ENEA Połaniec Serwis, an update of the Instruction on the Organization of Safe Work at ENEA Elektrownia Połaniec S.A. was implemented, and safe modern equipment (including welding devices and electric tools) was purchased along with certified gear to protect employees against falling from a height.
The Białystok CHP Plant Division of ENEA Ciepło purchased radiotelephones for members of its emergency rescue group to improve the quality of communication during rescue operations.
ENEA Ciepło Serwis updated its Instruction on fire safety for the “Zachód” Heat Plant in Białystok at ul. Starosielce 2/1, Document on explosion protection of buildings of the “Zachód” Heat Plant in Białystok at ul. Starosielce 2/1 and Occupational health and safety instruction for manual transport works.
ENEA Logistyka invested in new cable rewinders, which improved not only the efficiency but also the comfort of work for employees of the company’s branches in Gorzów Wielkopolski and Zielona Góra. Moreover, the company made a decision to extend its mandatory periodic fire evacuation exercises in the Poznań head office with the participation of (state and voluntary) fire brigades and other services and companies specializing in fire prevention.
ENEA Oświetlenie improved its office working conditions, including by purchases of more ergonomic seats and upgrade of air conditioners. Moreover, the company replaced its fall protection equipment for working at heights and its shock protection equipment.
ENEA Operator conducted training sessions on the organizational rules of work with power equipment and installations based on amended occupational health and safety regulations in this area, supported with especially prepared self-study materials.
In ENEA Bioenergia, a recertification took place from the PN-N 18001:2004 standard to the PN-ISO 45001:2018 standard, which involved, among others, the requirement to update the Book of the Occupational Health and Safety Management System and the Occupational Health and Safety Policy along with the training program for internal auditors. Moreover, purchases were made of equipment intended to minimize selected risks (e.g. a limestone crusher and a set of machines for the crimping of high-pressure hydraulic hoses), a training course was held to improve the knowledge of occupational health and safety principles applicable to work at heights, better lighting was installed at selected biomass storage yards and the ergonomics of work for operators of biomass processing equipment was improved (purchases of new furniture, replacement of monitors).
Lubelski Węgiel “Bogdanka” established collaboration with the Medical University of Lublin on specialized first aid training for employees.
Łęczyńska Energetyka made numerous purchases of equipment to improve its occupational health and safety standards, including devices for safe work in wells and at heights as well as an anti-fatigue mat for the turnery.