Occupational safety

The Russian Railways Group’s Occupational, Environmental, Industrial and Fire Safety Policy is the fundamental document that describes the Company’s position, goals and key objectives in ensuring the safety of production processes.

The overall injury rate in 2014 fell by 19 % compared with the 2013 level

The Company has established and employs an Occupational Health and Safety Management System to meet these objectives with the occupational injury rate serving as the key performance indicator.

In 2014, the occupational injury rate declined 19% compared with the previous year, while the fatal injury rate fell 12%.

Occupational injury dynamics

Occupational injury dynamics
Key industrial safety indicators
Indicator 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Spending on labour safety (measures to improve occupational safety and conditions), RUB mln 9,562.1 11,117.3 12,676.1 16,030.0 16,604.0
Occupational injury frequency rate (number of injures per ‘000 workers) 0.55 0.45 0.39 0.39 0.34
As a percentage, ‘000 jobs 13 10.8 19.7 7.5 9.7
Improved labour conditions, ‘000 jobs 48.5 49 55.7 46 33

According to the provisions of the Company’s collective bargaining agreement, allocations to improve labour conditions and safety should amount to at least 0.7% of the Company’s total annual expenses on core activities.

The occupational safety management system in place at Russian Railways along with work to develop the system has enabled the Company to reduce the occupational and fatal injury rate by more than 50% over its existence.

Spending on labour safety measures grew by RUB 300 mln compared with 2013.