Ferrovial Services devotes significant material and human resources to safety-related projects in all the geographies where it operates. To minimize occupational risks, the company has set a goal of zero accidents at work.
In addition to designing and implementing technology solutions, the company has implemented two programs: Stop Work Authority and Shout Out. Both programs give workers a referee-like authority to stop work if they believe their own safety or that of a co-worker is in danger. Employees carry a red or green card that enables them to stop a job they feel is unsafe.
Workers have the authority to stop a job in the following circumstances:
- When work conditions are unsafe.
- When a tool is found to be defective.
- When any of the workers do not have the necessary safety equipment or do not know how to perform the job in question.
- When any of the workers have a physical or emotional problem that prevents him/her from doing the job properly.
Supervisors and workers understand safety is paramount in the workplace.