Wednesday January 4 2017

Nedschroef organizes educative Safety Week



Safety starts with me. That was the slogan of the safety themed week organized from 6 to 14 October 2016 at our production facility in Helmond (NL). Its goal was to raise awareness of the subject among our people in a fun, yet powerful way.

This first ever edition of Safety Week was kicked-off by an expert speaker, who shared an intense and touching story with the audience. Point of it being the fact that both awareness as well as our behavior are extremely important when it comes to safety in our everyday lives and our working environment in particular.

Throughout the week people were able to participate in a number of safety related workshops. Subjects they covered included extinguishing means, hearing protection, reanimation, information and communication, pedestrian safety, welding, hoisting, gas canister storage and working with machines.

Safety Week was informally concluded by an open audience discussion in which people were able to share their experiences. With almost all of our 500 local employees attending one or more programme components and countless positive reactions from participants, we can certainly say the event was a great success.

The initiative has now been made an integral part of our tightened corporate safety policy, which is periodically evaluated and improved. This policy already comprised the mandatory use of hearing protection and safety shoes as well and demonstration of our specially created safety video to visitors and new coworkers.