Safety Management

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Safeguarding workers’ health and wellbeing​


As a world leader in vehicle brake systems, Brembo has always believed that its safety guarantee goes hand-in-hand with its commitment to produce increasingly advanced brake systems. Accordingly, for the Group this issue does not end with ensuring that its products are reliable; rather, it is always pursued — with equal dedication — by promoting health and safety at all its production facilities. The Group’s commitment translates into organised management of these aspects aimed at positively and tangibly meeting the needs of all stakeholders, while also ensuring that all may access its offices and facilities safely. 


To guarantee the highest health and safety standards for its own People, Brembo has adopted an increasingly structured approach, especially with regard to workplace health and safety, which also takes into account the challenges and peculiarities linked to the company’s geographical diversification. To achieve this, the Group complies with local legislative requirements in activities relating to its production facilities, while promoting constant dialogue with its personnel and ensuring that access to all company facilities and outsourced processes takes place in a fully safe manner. 


An effective management of these issues is formally defined within a special Workplace Health and Safety Policy​​ outlining the guidelines followed by Brembo. The document, which was signed by Brembo’s Chairman, has been distributed to all the Group’s employees and contractors and was made available on the corporate Intranet to provide all those interested — including customers and suppliers — with detailed information about optimal behaviour to be adopted, thus privileging preventive actions and aiming at ongoing improvement. The Health and Safety Policy was updated in February 2020, coinciding with the release of the Occupational Health and Safety Management System, which incorporates the new ISO 45001 standard, introduced to replace the previous OHSAS 18001. 

To ensure the full and effective implementation of the Policy’s provisions, the Group voluntarily submits to regular independent third-party audits to verify that said Management System has been effectively implemented at all the different manufacturing plants. Furthermore, at local level all manufacturing sites undergo a third-party statutory yearly audit to verify and ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations in every country where the Group operates. 

The Group’s approach as part of the Health and Safety Policy entails analysing, on a plant level, potential sources of risk for its personnel and putting the most effective solutions into place to prevent, reduce and, where possible, eliminate such risks: from appropriate handling of substances and processes to the correct operation, maintenance and control of machinery. 


The Group's commitment to overseeing workplace health and safety issues also reflects into a systematic approach for monitoring trends in accidents, near misses, unsafe acts and objective conditions. Based on problem solving principles, if indicators are revealed that are not in line with the pre-set objectives or critical issues inside Brembo sites, each individual plant engages in improvement plans and actions setting up, where necessary, ad hoc working groups. Once the efficacy of the actions adopted has been verified, these are shared within the Group to allow all the plants to implement the same solutions promptly, if necessary. The value added of this process lies in continual search for improvement by involving all employees in collecting ideas and suggestions in the area of workplace health and safety. ​


 

People training on workplace health and safety​


Brembo is firmly of the belief that promoting continuous health and safety training for all its personnel is essential to ensuring that the work environment is safer than ever, as well as to preventing the risk of accidents. Because of this, general health and safety in the workplace courses have been developed in compliance with current legislation and are provided to all company personnel, with a particular focus on new employees. 


In 2020, Brembo continued to invest in training and workshops by providing online courses, in compliance with Covid-19 regulations. In particular, the Group conducted training initiatives with the aim of presenting the innovative features of the new Management System, conforming to ISO 45001. For this purpose training courses were run for the Plant Health and Safety departments and for General Managers and the Employers. Said training, started as of 2019, was completed in 2020 with the provision of online courses, in particular at Chinese production sites. The Company also continued its commitment to raising awareness about the “10 Life Saving Behaviours” that all employees must comply with at the workplace, through ongoing initiatives to spread the knowledge and implementation of said behaviours. ​



 

 

Brembo’s health service​


Brembo’s plants offer a free Health Service for employees, comprised of a doctor, first aid teams and paramedical personnel. The Health Service also uses facilities external to the plant in order to look after all aspects of employees’ health in the best possible way, such as carrying out blood tests, X-rays and spirometry tests, as well as first aid in emergency situations. 

The doctors and paramedical personnel are normally present in the plants during the main shift. Some plants guarantee a continuous presence across all shifts. The First Aid Team is made up of suitably trained employees and covers all the work shifts. As well as carrying out the more institutional tasks, such as writing the health monitoring plan, the activity progress report, carrying out medical check-ups and issuing certificates of suitability to work, the Health Service also: 

participates in the assessment of risks, accidents, near misses and the identification of the relative mitigation actions, which also involves sharing the results of the monitoring activities in an anonymous form; 

visits the departments and takes part in the H&S Committees on a plant level; 

trains the First Aid teams and provides workers with support for health issues, including those not directly related to work. 


Access to the Health Service is guaranteed for employees thanks to proper activity planning during working hours and information activities designed to encourage employees to use the services provided (e.g. through noticeboards, website, training courses). However, if employees have to visit external facilities, they will receive additional days off or be paid for the hours taken up by the medical visits (e.g. medical check-up during working hours). The Services is also available for any requests made directly by employees. 

The General Manager periodically monitors the activities provided for by the Health Monitoring plan to make sure they are being carried out properly. This is achieved by monitoring specific KPIs, employee interviews, ensuring that employees attend their medical check-ups or undertakings, checking and filing reports written by the Health Service. 

Brembo guarantees the confidentiality of the data managed by the Health Service, absorbing and applying legislation in the sector, including as regards contracts stipulated with external health services. Lastly, Brembo also makes it easier for employees to access healthcare services outside working hours, for example: 

private health insurance for employees and their families;

• annual physical check-up

partial reimbursements for the use of sports centres and discounts for spas and fitness centres; 

flu vaccine

• free Covid-19 testing;

• 24h medical advice and access to medical services.


 

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