Agremia, with the participation of Fremap, carried out the 1st Occupational Health Watchdog 2021 in which the main causes of accidents, the sectoral impact and the associated costs are analyzed for the first time with the aim of raising awareness among companies and workers about the importance to apply good practices for the prevention of these.
This figure focuses on the economic cost, but the study also analysed the main causes of accidents in the energy installation sector, with overexertion, blows, contact with sharp objects, collision with moving objects and contact with live electrical components being the most frequent types of accidents.
According to Funcas, accidents at work continue to be a major issue: the number of accidents at work in Spain is above the European average. The solution to this problem lies in companies implementing a preventive culture that involves and raises workers’ awareness of health, safety and well-being in the workplace. Companies must also implement preventive measures, such as personal protective equipment or training courses, to reduce the number of accidents in the sector.
Agremia (the Association of Installers of Madrid) has developed a campaign to raise awareness called “4 months, 4 actions”, focussing on a different topic each month, starting this September with the theme of “preventing overexertion”.
These following topics will be addressed:
September: Preventing overexertion.
October: Preventing impacts with stationary objects.
November: Preventing contact with cutting agents or sharp materials.
December: Preventing impacts with moving objects.