Teixeira Duarte – Engenharia e Construções, S. A. has always followed a strong human resources management strategy. Its measures aim to improve the quality of life of all those who work for it, in order to optimise work-life balance and promote employee loyalty, regardless of the markets in which it operates.
This vision is reflected in its socially responsible approach towards the promotion of health, safety and hygiene at work. In terms of occupational health, emphasis should be placed on the employee heath monitoring policy, which takes the form of general health examinations, visits to work stations and the monitoring of situations of illness.
Curative medicine support mechanisms are made available on different markets, either directly (internal services) or indirectly (agreements with private clinics and/or health insurance companies).
Employees are offered the chance to access medical services and drugs that, due to the situation in some of the countries where Teixeira Duarte – Engenharia e Construções, S. A. operates, are an essential part of clinical monitoring and access to primary health care by employees.
In Portugal, Algeria and Brazil, the best practices of Teixeira Duarte – Engenharia e Construções, S.A. with regard to the health and safety of its employees are strengthened by the company’s occupational health and safety management systems certification within the scope of the OHSAS 18001 Standard, which ensures the most comprehensive and effective management of operational risks and contributes to protecting employees and higher performance. It should also be noted that in Mozambique, the subsidiary Teixeira Duarte – Engenharia e Construções (Mozambique), Limitada also maintains its occupational health and safety management systems certified under the OHSAS 18001 Standard.
Disease prevention and/or health promotion activities are based on identified risk factors, specifically high risk behaviours, noise in the workplace, working conditions and emergency procedures, among other factors.