The frequency rate of occupational accidents lowered to a good level

At the end of 2017, a total of 129 permanent employees working in a variety of harbour duties were involved in contributing to the excellent financial results and competitiveness of the Port of Helsinki. The number of temporary employees was 31, and the total number of person-years worked was 158 (-1% compared to 2016).

  • The number of permanent employees decreased by almost 9% from the previous year.
  • 22.5% of the employees were women and 77.5% were men.
  • The average age of the entire personnel was 45.4 years.
  • The average length of permanent employment contracts was 19 years.

Safety of work methods improved

The development programme implemented in 2015 and created to decrease the number of occupational accidents and sick leaves continued until the end of 2017.

During the programme, the number of occupational accidents was reduced dramatically. Safe work methods have been adopted in a significantly more systematic way. Simultaneously, work has become more efficient.

In 2017, two occupational accidents leading to an absence of at least one day occurred to an employee of the Port of Helsinki. The frequency of occupational accidents was 8, when last year this number was 26. During the three-year programme, the frequency of occupational accidents has decreased from over 70 down to 8.

Training investments remained at a similar level to previous years

The training among the personnel focused on improving and maintaining the employees’ skills, based on the needs of different personnel groups. In addition, the entire personnel took part in joint work community training, identifying the key elements in a well-functioning work community and the development areas highlighted in the workplace well-being survey.

The total number of personnel training days was 353, and over 73,000 euros was invested in training.


Personnel 31. December 2017

Regular Temporary Total
CEO 1 1
Passenger Harbour 52 24 76
Vuosaari Harbour 16 2 18
Marketing and Communications 5 5
Administration and Finances 22 4 26
Technical Services 33 1 34

Workplace well-being remained good

The annual workplace well-being survey mapped the personnel’s satisfaction with the management culture, the promotion of learning, the personnel’s own work capacity and the overall working environment, among other things.

All in all, the results remained at a satisfactory level, similarly to previous years. The average result was just under 4 on a scale from 1 to 5.


* The frequency rate for occupational accidents is the number of occupational accidents with leave for 1 000 000 worked hours.


Our personnel club Suhi arranges a variety of free-time activities, including sports and other hobbies, culture and leisure – supported by the employer. In spring 2017, we took an amazing trip to Budapest, and I have also attended exercise classes and a massage organised by Suhi.

– Sinikka Tuominen, Secretary, Vuosaari Harbour