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ACCIONA signs occupational accident prediction agreement with Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC)

08/20/2019
  • This agreement will facilitate a definitive design for the occupational accident prediction tool that ACCIONA began developing two years ago, thanks to its structured and systematised health and safety verification and performance tools at its work centres.

The infrastructure division of ACCIONA has signed an accident prediction agreement with Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), through its Centre for Enterprise Innovation Improvement.

The goal of this agreement is to be able to predict human behaviour in order to combat the risk of occupational accidents, as well as to provide support for strategy and decision-making.

The official signing of this agreement, which took place on 25 July, was attended by representatives from both sides, including the Vice-Chancellor of the university and other members representing UPC, while ACCIONA was represented by Juan Manuel Cruz Palacios, head of the labour relations area of the company’s infrastructure division, and Pablo Yañez, occupational health and safety manager in the same división.

This agreement will facilitate a definitive design for the occupational accident prediction tool that ACCIONA began developing two years ago, thanks to its structured and systematised health and safety verification and performance tools at its work centres.

The smart health and safety project is applying strategies to transform data into useful and centralised information.The aim is to create diagnostic and prognostic tools, modelling for credible future scenarios and simulations for intervention options, becoming a key tool for making decisions about occupational health and safety.

A predictive accident model is being created based on each type of project, which also includes the impact of other significant factors, such as the country or the region.The basis of the forecasting lies in the more than 15,600 monthly records of 118 variables from 1,198 work centres;in other words, analysis of more than 2.8 million unique values.

In a scenario in which digitalisation is now a reality, producing real-time data, ACCIONA has become a pioneering company in the development of this type of predictive prevention tools that are improving the management of health and safety and using data to save lives.

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