Another NOSCAR award for industrial group
03 October 2019 | Web Article Number: ME201916254
THYSSENKRUPP Industrial Solutions South Africa has once again earned the country’s highest safety award, the NOSA NOSCAR award.
“Health and safety are no-compromise zones at Thyssenkrupp,” said the company’s Quality Management, Health and Safety Manager, Christo de Beer. “Over the past two years we have exceeded our safety targets and we hope to extend it even further.”
He added that with OHSAS 18001, ISO 9001:2015 Management Systems and NOSCAR accreditations, the company remains committed to adhering to strict SHEQ procedures.
“We continuously strive to improve our health, safety and environmental performance in order to achieve our ultimate zero goals. It is imperative that we uphold high levels of SHEQ at all times as it is intrinsic to every aspect of our business i.e. our employees, products and services, brand and of course, our valued customers.”
The vision zero initiative adopted over the past five years as part of Thyssenkrupp’s drive to continuously improve SHEQ has made a significant contribution to the company once again achieving a 5-star SHEQ rating.
Focussed on changing mind-sets to drive behaviour change, the initiative is centred on zero injuries for employees including contractors and visitors, zero tolerance for unsafe behaviours and conditions, zero compromise on safety and health as well as zero impact on the environment and communities.
According to De Beer, the program has been a resounding success altering employee beliefs and behaviours. “A safe and healthy working environment cannot be achieved by a single person. It takes teamwork and buy-in from all employees to ensure that thyssenkrupp is a leading safety-first company. Our employees have unitedly embraced an integrated safety culture and are more safety conscious, at all times looking out for each other.”