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Ferrovial - Integrated annual report 2013 / Health and safety

Commitment

  • Continuous improvement in the health and safety of workers.

Lines of action

  • Design and implementation of effective systems to prevent and reduce health and safety risks in Ferrovial companies.

2013 Milestones

  • Set a new record by surpassing five million hours worked with no incidents in the work on Heathrow’s T2. Likewise, set yet another record on reaching 1 million hours worked with no accidents in a project for CODELCO in Chile.
  • Implemented a new Corporate Safety and Health System in line with the OHSAS 18001 requirements, to better adapt to the legal requirements and conditions of the various countries.
  • Significantly reduced accident rates in Ferrovial Servicios.

2014 Goals

  • Increase in the number of OHSAS certifications.
  • Increase the number of internal safety audits.

As in previous years, Ferrovial has continued to be extremely active in the area of Health and Safety and continues to place special attention on this aspect for all of its employees.

In 2013, Ferrovial maintained a downward trend in accident rates. Highlights of the analysis of those rates include the reduction of more than 18% in the Frequency Rate, more than 8% in the Incident Rate and 22% in the Severity Index. Moreover, the Accident Rate was down by more than 18%.

The Rate of Lost Days in 2013 was down by more than 24%, while the Absenteeism Rate stood at 7,429.77.

Unfortunately, there were two fatalities.

Note: Commuting accidents were excluded and only workdays were included in the calculation of days lost for Ferrovial’s statistical accident rate indices. To calculate the absenteeism rate, all days lost were taken into account including those caused by commuting accidents. In the case of construction, the absenteeism rate only includes Spain.

Frequency Rate: The number of accidents leading to days lost that occur during working hours, for every million hours worked.

Incident Rate: The number of accidents leading to days lost that occur during working hours, for every thousand people exposed.

Severity Index: The workdays lost as a result of accidents per thousand hours worked.

Accident Rate: The number of accidents in relation to total time worked for all workers. (The result is expressed as a rate per 200,000).

Rate of days lost due to occupational pathology: This compares total days lost with real hours worked. (The result is expressed as a rate per 200,000).