External OHS activities

It is important to EVRAZ to promote and improve our HSE management system through the active involvement of contractors and participation in external associations and conferences.

Contractor engagement

The Group continues to integrate our contractors into the EVRAZ HSE management system. These efforts include increasing contractor’s accountability for HSE performance. Work with contactors is regulated by the Standard on HSE Contractor Management and consists of a four-stage procedure.

In addition to these four procedures, contractors take part in practical EVRAZ training sessions. Contractors cannot be exposed to hazardous work until their practical skills and knowledge have been assessed. Contractors are obliged by the Russian legislation to complete OHS trainings. EVRAZ checks learning protocols of all contractors before they start work. EVRAZ ZSMK also conducts trainings among contractors using specialised simulators and tests. Training methods are based on identified risks, task-specific safe work practices, and established safety and health regulations.