Our goal is to be an accident-free workplace. To achieve this goal, occupational safety is managed systematically. Personnel competence, activity and awareness related to occupational safety is increased and safety-promoting working methods are systematically developed. All accidents and hazardous situations are investigated.
We are committed to the following occupational safety principles:
- Safety comes first
- Posti’s directors and supervisors are responsible for occupational safety management
- Safety starts with me
- We are committed to working together throughout the organization to develop our safety
- Workplace safety improvement at Posti is consistent and systematic
In promoting safety at work, our focus is on proactive measures. When occupational safety is perceived as a shared goal that everyone is responsible for, it is no longer dependent on monitoring and supervision.
Making safety observations and implementing corrective actions in response to the observations is part of day-to-day management and continuous improvement. In 2019, the personnel reported a total of 10,586 (13,463) safety observations. The figure covers our operations in Finland and Estonia.
We monitor the frequency of occupational accidents that lead to absences by using the LTA1 indicator (occupational accidents per million working hours). The LTA1 of Finnish operations was 44 (43). The corresponding figure for the Group as a whole was 39 (37). The Group’s accident frequency indicator for the comparison year 2018 was restated from 32 to 37 due to an adjustment to the calculation method.
The changes are primarily attributable to a change in the calculation boundary following the Transval acquisition, which means the figures are not directly comparable with the previous year. The figures include occupational accidents that occurred during working hours and led to an absence of at least one day. The figures do not include accidents suffered by partners or leased employees.
Serious occupational accidents leading to an absence of more than one month decreased in the Group by 34% (12%) compared to the previous year.
Occupational safety highlights in 2019
- Incy was deployed as a new occupational safety monitoring tool. Incy is available to all employees and it can be conveniently accessed via a mobile application, for example.
- Posti invested in safety culture and competence development by training more than 500 basic delivery employees in Pirkanmaa and Satakunta. Posti’s Occupational Safety Card covers the official training content of the Centre for Occupational Safety as well as Posti’s own practices and themes, such as our orientation model and TDG security.
- The management of occupational safety was developed in cooperation with the personnel: the occupational health and safety cooperation model was revised to better support the organizational structure and our identified needs.
- Posti has cooperated with the footwear manufacturer Sievi to develop a shoe with adjustable studs. The shoes were deployed in 2019 in delivery and transport operations.
- Posti’s collection of work clothing was redesigned based on employee feedback. The new collection was designed for Posti with an emphasis on the user experience, safety, well-being, ergonomics and extending the lifecycle of the clothing.
- Some 12,000 Posti employees participated in the Kelipeli winter campaign, in which our operating locations added observations related to occupational safety as well as weather and road conditions on a game board and evaluated the unit’s performance with respect to occupational safety. The participating operating locations were entered into a lucky draw to win a well-being day in Vierumäki.
- Posti used a slippery conditions warning service provided by the Finnish Meteorological Institute to have employees receive real-time alerts about slippery conditions to help them anticipate hazardous delivery areas.
- We conducted a safety culture survey in the freight business and developed the weekly accident monitoring model in postal services. The model involves the operative manager for the business area reviewing all accidents that occur during the week and the related measures together with the supervisors of the concerned employees and occupational safety and health representatives.