Seven years without accidents, Denmark
In June 2015, the VELTERM A/S pane factory in Denmark celebrated seven years without accidents. The safe working environment has been achieved through care for each other’s safety and continuous improvements.
“The situations with near-miss accidents that we have experienced earlier taught us a lot. These experiences have been turned into safety rules, procedures and information to ensure that other colleagues will not have similar incidents,” says Torben Erhard Jakobsen, General Manager.
Thyregod Bygningsindustri A/S, another VELUX production site in Denmark, producing maintenance-free roof windows, celebrated 500 days without accidents in 2015.
“For the last two years, we have worked with safety awareness in the factory and administration. We have prioritised the safety training of employees and introduced more visible follow-up on the safety measures. By doing this, we are constantly reminded of safety, which helps us to maintain a high level of safety awareness,” says Jørgen Hansen, Quality and HSE Manager.
Ten years without accidents, France
In February, the employees of the Panes Department at VKR France celebrated ten years without work-related accidents.
“All employees have a share in this impressive result. Safety is no longer a constraint, but fun, and it raises the spirit in the team. We are all in this together and take care of each other,” says Etienne Lemaire, Department Manager.
The safety work has also improved the general performance of the department in terms of efficiency and quality.
At the Velsol France factory, the employees celebrated two years without accidents in 2015.
“The safety project has been an opportunity to get closer to the employees and to listen to them, which has led to a better understanding between management and employees. The awareness and dialogue about safety has led to safety improvements in the daily work and created a strong team spirit,” says Patrick Moënne-Loccoz, General Manager.