Safety is one of the top priorities within the Pipelife Group. Several measures have been put in place to further reduce the number of accidents throughout the Group Pipelife where our OHS (Occupational Health and Safety) system aims to be best-in-class in occupational health and safety performance. Full commitment to occupational health and safety is actively maintained by employees and managers on all level and a zero accident policy.
Our most recent campaign "Take Care" covers the Pipelife Safety Standards which are a key to prevent accidents. Below you can find an overview of all standards and their respective visualization.
TAKE CARE to wear the required Personal Protective Equipment at all times
Your gloves, shoes, and work clothing are important protections. Wearing proper shoes and face shields when required can help to reduce these numbers.
TAKE CARE of housekeeping and 5S to prevent slip/trip/fall accidents
Housekeeping and 5S have been vital to Pipelife for many years and have helped us to prevent many accidents. Yet whenever housekeeping and 5S are not applied sufficiently, there is an increased risk of slip/trip/fall accidents. Take care to ensure that there are no loose objects on the work floor, no uncovered holes, no spills of water, oil, granulates, or powder in walkways. Keep yourself and others safe: take care of 5S.
TAKE CARE of your hands and fingers
Over the past 5 years, various accidents involved injuries to the hand and involved injured fingers. These accidents are sometimes very serious, including loss of fingertips, broken fingers, torn-off nails, and loss of feeling and sensitivity due to deep cuts. Being aware of pinching areas in the work space as well as wearing the right gloves for the job can help to eliminate these accidents.
TAKE CARE and hold the handrail when walking down the stairs
Holding the handrail whilst walking down the stairs is essential for yourself and for everybody visiting the work floor.
TAKE CARE, your behaviour will be copied by others
In no less than 50% of cases, behaviour is one of the root causes of an accident. The victim is often unaware of his/her unsafe behaviour.
Please check with your supervisor if your work habits are safe – do not hesitate to discuss work safety during BOP (Behaviour Observation Program) rounds or on other occasions. Furthermore, whenever you perform a job in an unsafe manner or behave unsafely in any other way, a less experienced worker could perceive that as normal and copy your unsafe behaviour. Whenever you do your job, you are an example to everyone around you: be a safe example.
A risk analysis for each job helps to establish correct, low risk work behaviour. Correct, safe behaviour, as outlined in the work instructions, can save lives.
TAKE CARE of your colleagues – help them to work safely
When you observe an unsafe situation, please help to point that out to your colleague. The worker may not be aware of his/her unsafe working method, and by discussing the issue you may prevent an accident or save a life.
TAKE CARE of working at heights
When working at a height of over 2.5m, special precautions are required. According to national laws, these might also be required at lower heights. Please check the relevant rules and regulations, and wear protective equipment when working at heights.
TAKE CARE when doing non-standard work – first assess if there are safety risks
Installing a new line and preparing a workplace for the installation of new equipment can cause non-standard working conditions. New installations often result in holes in the floor, new cables, new auxiliary equipment, etc. Make sure these areas are well indicated and signposted. Use red and white safety bands to mark these areas. Take care to keep your colleagues and visitors safe during non-standard work.
TAKE CARE to use the marked walkways when you are visiting a workplace
Walkways indicate a safe path through a workplace. These should be used at all times when possible. Please help to keep these marked walkways free of obstacles and use the walkways whenever possible.