Our companies have established a methodology for the identification of risks that takes into account two levels: a strategic level and a processes level, which start from an identification and assessment of said risks, for their corresponding control.
The Enel Group Colombia companies have established a methodology for the identification, verification and monitoring of the legislation that applies to the different activities carried out by the organization. This is in order to ensure that these legal and others requirements are known to the relevant units, and are considered in the establishment, implementation and maintenance of the Integrated Management System (IMS). Legal and other requirements are reviewed at defined intervals.
Human Resources Management and the Colombia Organization define, program and coordinate with the different business lines, the respective activities that ensure the competence of people in processes, and strengthen their competencies through the management of knowledge in training and induction for internal and external personnel, through strategy analysis, process requirements, and the results of the different diagnostic sources, optimizing resources, for the optimal conduction of business.
The Enel Group establishes guidelines for document management taking into account the global guidelines, which are described in the documented information procedure. Likewise, our companies, being part of Enel Group Colombia, are committed to minimizing risks, and therefore have developed different preventive programs aimed at controlling priority risks. Some of them include:
- Management program for risk control of safe work in heights
- Management program for electrical risk
- Management program for road safety
- Program for the prevention of risk due to explosive atmospheres and hot work
- Program for safe work in confined spaces
- Preventive program for exposure to hazardous substances and Chemical Risk
- Management program for mechanical risk intervention
- Management program for emergency attention
- Occupational health and hygiene management program and epidemiological surveillance systems
- Psychosocial risk management program
- Healthy organization program
- PCB reduction program
- Program for the reuse of solid waste
- BIOFAUNA identification and care program
- Program for the rational use of resources
At our companies we have developed tools to assess compliance during operations, such as safety inspections, managerial walks and behavior-based observations. Additionally, we have cameras available for capturing operations in real time, allowing this information to be processed and evaluated late
Hazard identification, risk assessment, control determination, incident investigation, policy and objective development and review, changes in occupational Health and Safety and contractor communication are the different spaces that the Enel Group Colombia companies have for worker participation.
Among these spaces are:
- The joint occupational health and safety committee
- Meetings with the collaborating companies and processes
- Interdisciplinary groups for incident analysis
- HSEQ communication channels
- HSEQ network
- Coexistence committee
- Participation in environmental license public hearings
The Enel Group Colombia companies establish the guidelines for the investigation of work incidents/accidents, which begins with the collection of information and ends with the drafting of an accident investigation report.
For the management of environmental and health and safety emergencies in the workplace activities, guidelines have been defined to ensure rapid and effective attention within our companies. These are: identifying, evaluating and adopting the necessary measures for the management of emergency situations and fire attention, as well as possible environmental emergencies, trying to eliminate or minimize the impact on the environment, the risk to collaborators, suppliers and the population.
Verification of the Integrated Management System (SGI)
At Enel-Codensa and Enel-Emgesa we have defined analysis and evaluation methods by means of indicators and controls in the process, as an indispensable strategy for monitoring and controlling the results of the macroprocesses, processes, activities and/or projects carried out within the organization, with the indicators serving as a tool that contributes to continuous improvement, and the fulfillment of its strategic objectives.
The data and information analyzed and evaluated must comply with the standard requirements of the management system of reference - ISO 9001 (quality), ISO 14001 (environmental), OHSAS 18001 (health and safety) and ISO 50001 (energy) - applicable to the evaluation level and period, including the management system’s performance and effectiveness, regulatory compliance, customer satisfaction, external supplier performance and identification of new risks and opportunities.
In order to meet the demands of our customers and increase their satisfaction, prevent pollution, prevent diseases and accidents and increase energy efficiency, our companies determine and select opportunities for improvement of the Integrated Management System by those responsible for the processes, through prioritization and treatment, in which an action plan is drawn up, the guidelines for work incident/accident investigation are established, the actions and responsibilities for the mitigation, correction and prevention of potential and actual non-conformities and opportunities for improvement defined, with permanent evaluation and improvement through the different established mechanisms such as management review, audits, processes review, monitoring of safety issues, occupational health, environment and energy efficiency, among others.
At Enel-Codensa and Enel-Emgesa we are focused on improving our processes through the implementation of new technologies, research works, among others. This is how we incorporate innovation in our activities, such as, for example, the development of personal protection equipment for work on energy lines, which protects the thorax area from an electrical arc.