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Jaroslaw Baginski, Leader of the Cross Functional Team Health & Safety at Dürr

"The most important thing for us is to know that our employees return home safely at the end of their working day. That's why health and safety measures are of great importance to us. We are working to further improve our high standard in this area at all corporate levels and in all Group companies. This is reflected in our principle 'STRIVING FOR EXCELLENCE IN SAFETY'."

AWARDS FOR DÜRR

Hyundai Motors has presented Dürr India with the Safety Appreciation Award. In May 2017 the Dürr subsidiary completed four modification projects in parallel within a tough schedule and, above all, without any accidents. At the Hyundai site in Chennai (India), 25 engineers and six safety officers from Dürr coordinated an average of around 100 subcontractor staff per day. The team worked a total of 28,560 hours without any accidents.

Ford has presented the "President’s H&S Award" to its employee team at the Sanand site (India) and to the subsidiary Dürr India. The international Dürr project team had completed three million hours of work without a single accident during the construction of a paint shop in Sanand. By awarding this prize in 2015, Ford recognized the thorough preparation, risk analysis and careful execution of the work on site carried out by Dürr in cooperation with the Ford team.

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Striving for excellence in safety together

This is how we inform and train our employees:

  • Safety briefings for all new employees (including measures in the case of an accident, evacuation procedures, contacts for safety issues)
  • Regular briefings for all employees and groups of people requiring special protection (e.g. minors, pregnant women, employees coming into contact with chemicals)
  • Briefings for Dürr's own employees and subcontractor staff at every Dürr site
  • Organizational guideline on health and safety matters is available to all employees via the intranet
  • Regular information provided by the employee magazine (from 2017)
  • Presentations and events at Dürr locations

This is how we ensure compliance with the rules:

  • Every Group company has a local health and safety manager who reports directly to the management and who regularly monitors the premises and sites in his area of responsibility.
  • The corporate health and safety managers conduct random checks around the world.
  • A global cross-functional team coordinates the local health and safely managers, reports to the Board of Management and the management, and ensures that effective systems are in place to avoid accidents.
  • Every Group company checks its health and safety processes at least every twelve months during a corporate audit.
  • All health and safety managers share their experience on a regular basis.
  • Every site is assigned a project safety manager, who is on site every day.

What happens if an accident has nevertheless occurred:

  • All accidents and (from 2017) near-accidents (incidents without injury) must be immediately reported to the health and safety manager responsible for the site or the location
  • Immediate action must be taken if necessary
  • Information on the incident must be provided to all health and safety managers worldwide and to the CEOs of the Group companies
  • The cause of the accident must be analyzed and findings communicated worldwide and at all Group levels

Corporate principles for health and safety at work

"'STRIVING FOR EXCELLENCE IN SAFETY " is the title of our corporate strategy for this area. The principles and processes of this strategy are explained in a handbook available to all employees.

Excerpts from the „health and safety“ manual

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