The company obtains the "EDPR Eu-Br Occupational Safety and Health Award". The recognition rewards yearly a leading contractor within EDPR Europe and Brazil, which has contributed most significantly to encourage the culture of prevention.
EDPR is the world’s fourth largest wind power producer and it is located in more than 13 countries all over the planet being one of the leading global players.
On April 3rd, 2019, EROM received the award from Mr. Francisco Galván González, Asset Operations Director, at EDPR headquarters in Madrid.
This prize is unique and its awarding assess the following aspects:
a. The degree of involvement by the contractor in relation to preventive principles within EDPR Eu-Br framework.
b. Having proposed or implemented effective solutions or measures concerning the improvement of health and safety conditions of their workers, with the result of a significant reduction in their accidents.
c. Implementation of successful preventive practices proving the effective and consolidated integration of risk prevention into the organizational hierarchy.
The awarded company will be able to show its status by using the Safety First logo during the whole year for internal and external communication actions.
EDPR has decided to award EROM’s project for the Digitization of Prevention through a Health and Safety APP for mobile devices, which helps workers to have a better understanding of the risks they will face in their daily work before they take place. In addition, the employees are able to self-manage the safety conditions.
As Pablo Cobreiro Rodríguez (Quality and Safety Manager of EROM) explained, in 2018 EROM decided to work internally on the design, development and implementation of an APP to assist maintenance staff in self-managing prevention, providing the employee access to healthy habits, emergency management, upstream communication, risk assessment and preventive measures among other features. Therefore, being an APP made by and for the worker, as a colleague in their daily tasks, which serves to give support, and additionally becomes a process of matching prevention with new technologies, through the digitization of the fundamental methods of preventive action. The award highlights the company’s wide knowledge of Renewable Energy as well as the improvement of the Safety and Health focused both on its own employees and on client installations.