According to the law, the LOTOS Group, as an employer with more than 250 employees, appoints an occupational health and safety committee as its advisory and opinion-making body. The committee consists of both employer's representatives, including OHS staff and a physician providing preventive health care, and employee representatives, i.e. trade unions. The committee is chaired by the employer's representative, the Employee Representation Officer. The task of the committee is to review working conditions, periodically assess the state of occupational health and safety, give opinions on measures taken by the employer to prevent accidents at work and occupational diseases, formulate proposals to improve working conditions and cooperate with the employer in the implementation of its obligations in the area of occupational health and safety. The meetings are held during business hours. In cases agreed upon with the Employer, the committee uses the expert studies and opinions of specialists from outside the work establishment, performed at the Employer’s expense.
Employees of the LOTOS Group, regardless of their position and type of work, receive introductory initial and periodic training. During the periodic occupational health and safety training, in addition to a theoretical course, they also participate in practical firefighting drills using firefighting equipment (fire training simulator) and first aid drills. Depending on the professional group, employees undergo periodic training in the form of e-learning (administrative, engineering and technical, and managerial groups). Periodic OHS training sessions for a specific worker group, as required by law, are conducted in a stationary form. Since the majority of workers in blue-collar positions perform particularly hazardous work, this training is done annually. The system of employee occupational safety training involves not only compulsory OHS training required under the law.