Every day is a Safety Day
Safety is always top priority at Sandvik, and we have a vision of zero harm. Safety is all about people – and people are our most powerful asset. Nothing is more important than their wellbeing and there are no shortcuts. We are convinced that all accidents can be prevented. Zero is possible and we work towards it every day, 365 days a year.
Developing a safety mindset
Safety is a state of mind. Improving safety is a journey of the mind as much as it is of action. We need to ensure that we view safety as the norm. That we always stick to safety first and a never-walk-by attitude, making sure that both our own work environment and our colleagues is safe and healthy.
In our operations some hazards pose an immediate danger while others take a bit longer to become apparent. What all kinds of hazards have in common, however, is the fact that they must be fixed. We continuously assess hazards and associated risks; take actions to improve our work places, and to mitigate the risks for our employees.
Ambassadors for safety
We need to act safely and encourage other to do likewise both at and outside work. We need to show that we care, and are willing to learn from each other. We believe we’re all ambassadors for safety, no matter where we are.
Through active cooperation with our customers, authorities, and industry organizations, we continuously improve the working environment in the steel industry. We also partner with other like-minded companies, learning from their successes and gaining added momentum for our own step-by-step safety journey.
Approvals and certificates
Most countries that we operate in have their own legislation on occupational safety and health, which must always be respected. The most commonly used international standard in this area is OHSAS 18001. By complying with this standard, we demonstrate our commitment to continuous progress in safety and health performance.