COMSA has won the Jury’s Special Prize in the sixth edition of the Atlante Occupational Risk Prevention Awards, organized annually by the Catalan employers’ association Foment del Treball and awarded this year on 22nd November in Barcelona. The prize constitutes recognition of the prevention policy for hyperbaric work implemented by the company during the construction of line 9 of the Barcelona Metro network.
The jury highlighted the innovative nature of the initiative, which, for the first time in Spain, has involved carrying out tunnel boring machine maintenance tasks in hyperbaric atmospheres. The jury also valued the successful integration of the prevention policies of the various parties involved in the project (the Catalan Government’s Department of Employment, the Industrial Relations Commission, the Construction Industry Labour Foundationand and the construction firms) with the execution of the works.
The success of the COMSA-led initiative is demonstrated by the absence of significant accidents since it was implemented in the line 9 construction works more than seven years ago.
In the sixth edition of the Atlante Awards, the jury also conferred awards on entities such as health insurance company Mutua Universal, the Ascó-Vandellòs II Nuclear Association and the Catalan Health Institute.