Creating a strong safety culture
Maintaining and improving safety in the workplace demands constant commitment, investment and attention at all levels. European Aluminium plays an instrumental role in complementing, supporting and disseminating our member companies’ efforts. It also helps ensure that lessons learned and best practices are shared across the membership.
In June 2017, European Aluminium organised a one and half-day Safety Workshop in Brussels. This focused on preventing fatalities and high-risk incidents and attracted more than 70 experts from all parts of the value chain.
The workshop covered a wide range of topics: the latest European safety statistics, assessing real incidents, practical safety tools to prevent incidents or minimise their impact, assessment methodologies and programmes for building a strong safety culture within organisations.
As well as the Safety Workshop, we also organised the ‘Safety Solutions Competition’ to reward effective, easily implementable and affordable ideas for improving safety. These solutions, based on creative thinking and innovative technologies, address all areas of safety, from protective tools to equipment and safety behaviour. The 2017 competition attracted a record 75 entries, following an increasing trend. All entries are publicly available here.