Integrated Report 2021

Occupational Health and Safety

Employee safety is a very important area of management in our organization. This is why we pay a lot of attention to health and safety regulations and their adherence to applicable provisions in this ares. Additionally, we devised and implemented our own internal guidelines.

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The Occupational Health and Safety Team is responsible for all OHS issues at the Bank. In order to reinforce prevention, we discontinued cooperation with external companies in this area in 2021. Instead, we hired more OHS inspectors to support us internally.

The Bank also has the OHS Commission as an advisory and consultative entity. The members of the Commission are equal parts representatives of the employees and employer, here the OHS Team and a doctor, whose job is to take preventative care of the employees. The Head of the Commission is the Director of Real Estate and Administration Department, whereas the Deputy Head – the Social Labour Inspector.

We take a register of workplace accidents. After each one, an accident report is compiled, which includes conclusions and recommendations for future prevention. This is how we strive to minimise the number of accidents. Additionally, once a year, the accident rate is analysed comprehensively. The analysis is transferred to the OHS Commission for further discussion. Information on accidents is also logged in the RiskCare system.

In order to protect health and safety of all employees:

  • We organise and conduct obligatory OHS trainings, both introductory for new-hires, and periodic for all employees. These trainings include first aid sessions. The trainings take place in a new, friendly form – the process has been automatized,
  • We reimburse glasses for all employees who require them,
  • We pay close attention to ergonomic work stations, which are fitted with orthopedic chairs, vertical computer mouses, sensorimotor cushions for persons with RSI

To enhance safety culture in the workplace, we strive to raise awareness of our employees in this area. During obligatory, systematic OHS trainings (introductory or periodic) following topics are covered:

  • Selected OHS regulations and provisions of Labour Law and working conditions,
  • Circumstances and causes of common accidents in the workplace and occupational diseases,
  • Methods of prevention and counteracting accidents in the workplace and occupational diseases,
  • Procedures in the event of an accidents or hazardous situations, e.g. fire or emergency.

In 2021, we completed two campaigns aiming at raising awareness in the area of safety, hygiene and ergonomy in the workplace.

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We monitor the number of accidents at work and explain their causes. We analyse employee absences and calculate the average length of absenteeism. In 2021, we registered accidents, most of which took place on the premises of the Bank. These included slips, trips and falls as a result of these two. There were also a few road incidents.

Number of workplace accidents at the Bank in 2021

Accidents by gender: Women Men Total
Total 19 2 21
Branches 17 2 19
Head Offices 2 0 2


Method of presenting indicators:
  • The accident frequency indicator is calculated as ratio of accidents to the number of employees. It is calculated following the formula: w = (number of accidents / total of employees)*1000

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