What does health and safety mean to ASSA ABLOY? It means everything.
At ASSA ABLOY, “zero injury at work” is a joint commitment. Where health and safety start with individuals, individual responsibility is our fundamental approach to maintain a strong health-and-safety culture across all departments. Additional measures are also carried out to promote safe behavior, reduce workplace hazards, and reduce risk taking.
Preventive measures are the key to a safe workplace. Apart from boosting employee health and safety awareness through education and training, our managers share the responsibility to identify risks, conduct regular facility reviews and facilitate safe operations as they oversee the use of safety equipment. Our production units also have their own health and safety committees, with the presence of union representatives where applicable, to report on health and safety performance, suggest improvements, and ensure adequate training takes place.
Risk management is another part of everyday health and safety work. The system introduces indicators to identify hazards, reinforce follow-up training to prevent injuries, and help improve ASSA ABLOY’s working environment for a stronger Group-wide safety culture. Other tools and programs that help ensure consistent application of the safety values and processes include safety communications and incident investigations, followed by corrective actions. Departments also systematically share best practices through councils for different functional areas so as to utilize the knowledge and expertise that exist within the Group.
Working towards a safer future, a new system has been deployed to our largest sites and the roll-out of the program continues around the globe. The injury rate has recorded an immediate 20% drop in a year’s time. The encouraging result will motivate ASSA ABLOY to further extend their zero tolerance approach to promote safety at work.