Specific safety hazards
Gränges’ operations entail specific safety hazards which are continually monitored to eliminate or reduce the risks of these hazards causing injuries. Gränges defines the following hazard categories as the “critical five”, which have top priority: fall protection, molten metal, mobile equipment, confined spaces, and machine guarding – lockout and tagout, i.e. ensuring machinery is fully switched off and de-energized before maintenance work begins.
A preventive and risk-based approach
Gränges’ safety strategy is focused on preventing workplace injuries through better understanding how work is performed in relation to hazards and the associated risks. Job safety analysis is carried out for both repetitive and non-repetitive tasks by using experts and involving the people who do the job. For all recordable accidents as well as for injury-free and first-aid events with severe potential consequence, Gränges performs a root-cause analysis as a basis for corrective and preventive actions. Gränges also strives to minimize employee exposure to chemicals, and performs chemical risk assessments to ensure employees use alternatives that are safe and environmentally sound.
Gränges constantly works to improve health and safety awareness and skills. This includes regular health checks as well as training in machine safety, personal protective equipment, fire safety, first aid, and emergency response. All employees are covered by accident and sickness insurance. Comprehensive safety training is carried out for all employees at least once a year, and safety courses are regularly provided for production personnel, management and new employees.