The Company consistently implements targeted program activities aimed at preserving life and health as well as improving the working conditions of employees, reducing accidents, significant production risks, improving the safety of equipment and fire safety of its facilities.
The amount of more than 1 billion rubles has been allocated for occupational safety measures in 2018. Average costs per 1 employee amounted to about 24 thousand rubles. The dynamics of occupational safety expenditures for TATNEFT Group, in particular, per employee, shows a positive trend.
The main tool for assessing working conditions is the procedure regulated by the Russian legislation, i.e. the Special Assessment of Working Conditions (SAWC).
As of January 1, 2019, at the enterprises of TATNEFT Group, 94% of workplaces were covered by the SAWC procedure conducted during 2014–2018.
14.4 thousand workplaces with acceptable working conditions and 11.8 thousand workplaces with hazardous working conditions were identified. The category of employees of TATNEFT Group, associated with a high risk of injury, includes employees engaged in the production and processing of oil and gas, underground well repair, exploration, assembly, repair, and construction works, maintenance of oil and gas facilities.
Following the SAWC, TATNEFT Group structural subdivisions are developing measures to improve working conditions in the workplace. The share of the Company’s employees occupied in hazardous working conditions has been steadily declining in recent years.
Dynamics of the number of days of temporary incapacity for work, resulting from occupational accidents throughout TATNEFT Group has shown a 3-fold decrease over the past five years. Over the past 5 years, 2 cases of occupational diseases have been registered in TATNEFT Group.
|Funds spent on occupational safety measures, million rubles||0,97||0,98||1,06|
|Funds spent on occupational safety measures per employee, thousand rubles||22,1||22,3||23,9|
|Number of days of temporary incapacity to work||1 378||692||499|
In 2018, the Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate (LTIFR) (the number of cases of the lost working time to the total working time in the organization for the reporting year and standardized per 1 million man-hours) amounted to 0.08.
In 2018, there were 6 accidents involving employees of the Company, one of which was fatal, and 9 accidents with employees of contractors, 3 of which were fatal.
The Company assumes responsibility for the preservation of life and health of people, regardless of whether they are employed with the Company or the contractors. In each case, a thorough investigation of the circumstances was conducted and prompt measures were taken to increase control over the prevention of such incidents in the future.
The Company has established the Occupational Safety Requirements Compliance Committee, which is composed of the representatives of the Company (employer) and the trade union committee. Its principal tasks are monitoring of working conditions and occupational safety in workplaces, providing workers with means of individual protection, assessment of the existing risk for the employees’ health, and the development of measures to prevent industrial injuries and occupational diseases.
The Company establishes uniform requirements in the field of HSE for the employees of TATNEFT Group and for contractors in respect of works performed at the Company’s facilities and/or for the benefit of the Company, including obligations to be guided by the applicable international law, the requirements of the applicable legislation, and the Company’s requirements in the field of HSE, prevention of negative impact for natural objects, including animals and plants, in the area of implementation of the Company’s projects when planning and carrying out their activities.
It is mandatory that the corresponding provisions be incorporated into the contracts for works and services, concluded with contractors. The contractor organizations are subject to the obligation for the employees working at the Company’s facilities to undergo training, mandatory introductory briefing, comply with the requirements for personal protective equipment, the operated transport, in the field of environmental protection, and other obligations determined by the relevant standards.