Safety index

Safety remains an important, if not the most important, issue relating to the well-being of employees. The prevention of lost-time accidents is of primary importance for employees themselves, and the introduction of a Last-Minute Risk Analysis (LMRA) encourages them to check at all times whether the working environment is safe. Large banners have been positioned in various production locations to remind employees to use the LMRA and to take no risks, to ensure there is enough space to work in, to keep the working environment clean and tidy, and to call each other to account when behaving unsafely.

In 2019, the Business Unit Surface treatment introduced an app for easily 'Reporting Dangerous Situations'. A Rotocoat team from Heerhugowaard was recently given a reward in the form of a team outing for the highest number of reports of near misses.

The target for the Safety Index in 2019 remained unchanged at 12. The total figure of 27 lost-time accidents with varying degrees of seriousness meant that the figure for ROTO at year-end 2019 was 20 (2018: 27). The target of 12 has therefore not been reached.

Forklift truck with safety lighting

The number of lost-time days as a result of accidents in 2019 was 506 (2018: 657). This equates to about 2.5 FTEs not working for a full year. A safe working environment is not only pleasant to work in, but it also leads to considerable cost savings.

Safety index

The conclusion is, that lowering the Safety-Index remains a high priority with the ultimate goal being a Safety-Index of 0.

Safety index

Safety remains an important, if not the most important, issue relating to the well-being of employees. The prevention of lost-time accidents is of primary importance for employees themselves, and the introduction of a Last-Minute Risk Analysis (LMRA) encourages them to check at all times whether the working environment is safe. Large banners have been positioned in various production locations to remind employees to use the LMRA and to take no risks, to ensure there is enough space to work in, to keep the working environment clean and tidy, and to call each other to account when behaving unsafely.

In 2019, the Business Unit Surface treatment introduced an app for easily 'Reporting Dangerous Situations'. A Rotocoat team from Heerhugowaard was recently given a reward in the form of a team outing for the highest number of reports of near misses.

The target for the Safety Index in 2019 remained unchanged at 12. The total figure of 27 lost-time accidents with varying degrees of seriousness meant that the figure for ROTO at year-end 2019 was 20 (2018: 27). The target of 12 has therefore not been reached.

Forklift truck with safety lighting

The number of lost-time days as a result of accidents in 2019 was 506 (2018: 657). This equates to about 2.5 FTEs not working for a full year. A safe working environment is not only pleasant to work in, but it also leads to considerable cost savings.

Safety index

The conclusion is, that lowering the Safety-Index remains a high priority with the ultimate goal being a Safety-Index of 0.