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Health and Security

01/23/2018 - 08:48 AM

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100 worker safety representatives and 4 committees with members from both the company and trade unions: namely the TIM security system, our response to prevention, health and safety in the workplace issues at national and international level.
This system, inspired by participation logic, is made up of managers, operational coordination personnel, doctors and workers.

Risk assessment and prevention

In terms of security one of the most important topics is the assessment and prevention of risks.
At TIM we have specialized people capable of performing instrumental analyses and surveys on both workplace safety and environmental matters (high and low frequency electromagnetic fields, noises, vibrations, natural radioactivity, lighting, micro-climate, manual handling of loads, etc.). To this end, equipped mobile units are used, itinerant workshops that make the prevention actions more effective.
In fact, in 2017 the number of accidents in the workplace dropped by 8.2% with respect to 2016.
TIM Brasil is also very active in preventing accidents in the workplace, with 11 internal commissions operating throughout the country.

The security culture

Training plays a key role in this field, helping to create a real security and prevention culture.
Training was provided for all the people at TIM, with particular attention given to technical experts who come into direct contact with new technologies.
In terms of information and awareness-raising initiatives aimed at strengthening the security culture, we have created a digital information product to manage emergencies in the event of earthquakes.

At TIM Brasil all new hires receive training on health and safety matters. Moreover, each year an Internal Week for Accident Prevention is held, during which employees are informed about the risks linked to the work environment and control measures.
Accidents 2015-2017
  2017 2016 2015
Number of accidents (excluding travel) 481 524 554
Severity index (*) 0.20 0.23 0.21
Frequency rate (*) 7.67 8.66 8.31
Average duration in hours 139.81 145.51 139.93
Unproductivity index (*) 1.26 1.52 1.42
Accidents per 100 workers 1.08 1.21 1.27

(*) The severity, frequency and unproductivity indexes are respectively:

-   the number of conventional working days lost due to accident per thousand hours worked

-   the number of accidents per million hours worked

-   the number of hours lost due to accidents per thousand hours worked

The Group continues to pay constant attention to the issue of safety in the workplace, mainly by verifying implementation of risk control measures and providing training aimed at disseminating a logic of respect and protection for oneself and others.
Similar attention is paid to providing training for the operation and maintenance of TLC systems that involve overhead work (poles, ladders and pylons) in order to ensure that people acquire sufficient knowledge on how to behave correctly during work-related activities.