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'."


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.

„Safety Excellence Award“

TVS Motors, India's third largest manufacturer of two-wheeled vehicles, presented Dürr with the "Safety Excellence Award" in March 2018. During the construction of a new paint shop and the expansion of an existing paint shop in Hosur (India), a total of around 534,000 working hours were completed without a single accident. Dürr India accepted the award as the supplier with the best health-and-safety measures during the completion of the two large projects. 

"Excellent Project Safety Manager"

Dürr has erected a paint shop in Tianjin (China) for the Chinese joint venture FAW-Volkswagen. At the beginning of 2018, this carmaker presented the "Excellent Project Safety Manager" award to Dürr's health-and-safety officer on site, Jin Biao, and project manager Qian Jin. Our photo shows Jin Biao together with a representative from FAW-Volkswagen.


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 (since 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 (since 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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