The corporate safety culture forms a core component of OHS management. OHS education and training are aimed at providing employees with the knowledge and skills they need to perform their work safely. Each EVRAZ business segment has its own training centre. All staff complete tests that comprise questions on working instructions and HSE regulations.

Conversations on safe behaviour and safe work procedures make up another part of the EVRAZ safety culture programme and are aimed at raising awareness and improving engagement among employees. These instruments help record unsafe behaviour and remedy it before an incident occurs.

The identification of key health and safety risks forms an integral part of EVRAZ’s OHS system. It was a priority topic at the HSE Strategy Session in 2018, during which a decision was taken to update safety tests for employees. Instead of testing how familiar employees are with health and safety regulations, the Group will now focus on testing adherence to regulations by introducing a case study approach to testing. In order to mitigate against safety risks related to the human factor, psychophysiological tests were developed to assess personal risk tolerance.

See more in the “Development of the safety culture” section of the Sustainability Report 2018.