Place

Sika SA; plant Gournay, France

Project

Nouvel élan

Goal

Aspiration of 0 accidents by establishing the awareness that safety results are part of the company performance

Activities

  • Development of safety awareness with top down and bottom up approach through enforced daily/ weekly/ monthly communication about safety issues on all levels and platforms/ meetings
  • Relentless focus on safety matters from management and team leaders to drive root cause analysis and action implementations supported by internal EHS experts
  • Internal trainings and proactive H+S audits
  • Rewarding of best ideas for H&S improvements
  • Implementation of “Safety Flashes” to create safety awareness and communicate best practices and success stories and action implementations

Results

Significant improvement of safety performance was realized compared to previous years:

  • Lost time accidents: from 13 in 2010 to 3 in 2013 (-78%)
  • Total days lost from accidents > 1 day: from 986 in 2010 to 60 in 2013 (-96%)
  • Creation of safety culture through strong management commitment
  • Manifold proposals for improvements across all levels