Health & Safety


SEA workplace safety in 2012

Among the wide range of activities carried out in the year we highlight in particular:

  • training courses for employees in the management of fire emergencies, carried out at the fire fighting training field located at Malpensa, which resulted in the certification of approx. 114 new employees operating at the Linate and Malpensa airports. The result was achieved also thanks to the direct involvement of the Fire Service for the “on-site” certification exams; 
  • an updating of the work stress risk evaluation which confirmed also for 2012 a risk level classified as “low”; 
  • in relation to the fire risk, the updating of the risk evaluation for all buildings at Linate and at Malpensa and the continuation of emergency and evacuation exercises scheduled at both airports with positive results reported; 
  • surveys relating to noise risk evaluation in accordance with Legislative Decree 81/2008, with the updating of the worker exposure levels; 
  • updating of the mapping of electromagnetic field levels (high and low frequency) at both airports, both outdoor and indoor, in line with the work environment and the spaces open to the public; 
  • evaluation of risks related to the use of specialised equipment; 
  • analysis of closed environments with potential pollution risks, in accordance with Presidential Decree 177/2011, and their mapping with the security measures to be undertaken during work in this areas; 
  • with the support of a certified external laboratory, the recording and acquisition of data for the updating of the risk evaluation concerning the possible presence of “RADON Gas” in particular environments (underground).


Accident statistics

The analysis of accidents highlights significant differences between SEA and SEA Handling, due to the different types of activity carried out.

SEA Group accident indicators
    Linate Malpensa Men Women
Overall Accident Rate   2010 5.73 9.78 9.56 5.19
2011 6.01 7.58 8.14 4.04
2012 6.14 7 7.72 4.08
External Transport Accident Rate  2010 0.95 2.25 1.67 2.24
2011 1.04 1.22 1.14 1.21
2012 1.34 1.24 1.17 1.55
Professional illnesses Rate  2010 0 0.24 0.22 0
2011 0 0.29 0.26 0
2012 0.16 0.41 0.45 0
Overall Gravity Index  2010 171.85 329.26 305.76 193.73
2011 163.34 186.17 189.15 149.19
2012 134.26 145.22 162.65 86.69
External Transport Gravity Index  2010 41.35 101.49 85.57 69.26
2011 33.09 55.65 47.79 48.72
2012 52.26 36.08 44.13 35.28
Deaths  2010 –  –  –  – 
2011 –  –  –  – 
2012 –  –  –  – 
Note: Accident statistics concern all events which resulted in at least a half-day absence from work, in addition to the day of the accident. In calculating the days of work lost, the calendar days in which the worker was absent is considered, excluding that on which the accident took place. The figures relating to professional illnesses relates to cases reported in the year and not to the number of professional illnesses effectively recognised by INAIL for the same period. The accident data was calculated according to the methods defined by the LA7 indicator of GRI version 3.1. Source: SEA

In particular, excluding external travel accidents, the principal causes of accidents at SEA relates to situations not considered particularly significant in the context of professional risks such as, for example, from walking (slipping, stumbling), while for SEA Handling the principal causes of accidents relates to those involving ramp equipment.

Analysing the accident statistics of the SEA Group, a significant proportion of accidents concern external travel (occurring therefore in the work/home commute), in particular in 2012 the increase at Linate of this category of accident resulted in a slight increase in the accident rate.

Professional illnesses

In consideration of the low number of professional illnesses in comparison to the number of employees/parties involved, it may be stated that within the professional activities carried out by the SEA Group, a high incidence or high risk of specific professional illnesses is not present.

OHSAS 18001 Project

In November 2012 SEA received from TUV Italia certification of its Workplace Health and Safety Management System in line with the BS OHSAS 18001:2007 regulation, as established by Article 30 of Legislative Decree 81/2008 for effective organisational models in line with Legislative Decree 231/2001. Certification was achieved following a process which involved a number of phases, both documental and operative, involving all company operational units.

The achievement of this objective, in addition to confirming the particular focus of the Company on workplace safety, validates the path taken, which seeks to continually improve health and safety conditions through the promotion of a culture based upon the improved knowledge and involvement of all parties involved, at all levels, on prevention issues.


Absenteeism rates have increased consistently over the three-year period for SEA employees at Linate (from 2.97 in 2010 to 3.40 in 2012 for females; from 2.86 in 2010 to 3.35 in 2012 for males). A similar trend, although to a lesser extent, was seen for SEA employees at Malpensa.

For SEA Handling, a fluctuating trend is reported for workers at Linate, both males and females, while the absenteeism rate at Malpensa significantly reduced (from 4.37 in 2010 to 3.73 in 2012 for women; from 5.39 in 2010 to 4.45 for men).

Absenteeism rate by company, location and gender
Company 2010 2011 2012
  Linate Malpensa Linate Malpensa Linate Malpensa
  Women Men Women Men Women Men Women Men Women Men Women Men
SEA 2.97 2.86 3.98 2.88 3.01 3.05 4.02 3.19 3.40 3.35 4.07 3.14
SEA Handling 3.23 4.56 4.37 5.39 2.98 4.09 4.10 4.73 3.68 4.17 3.73 4.45
SEA Energia 0.00 2.01 2.75 4.60 0.00 5.89 0.00 2.21 0.00 3.05 6.61 1.29
Note: the absences considered concern unplanned absences (for example illness, accident etc.), while planned absences are excluded (for example holidays, maternity etc.). Source: SEA

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