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The Zero Accident Forum has awarded Gasum occupational safety classification at Level II – Approaching the World’s Forefront – for efforts made towards continuous improvement of health and safety at work.
The Zero Accident Forum awards level classifications to its member workplaces that have successfully promoted occupational safety. Safety level classifications are based on an examination of aspects including the rate and seriousness of accidents in the workplace. A further criterion is that procedures for accident investigations and reporting on near-misses and dangerous situations must be in use.
The Zero Accident Forum awarded occupational safety level classifications to 78 member workplaces in Finland that have invested in the continuous improvement of their occupational safety. Gasum was awarded Level II – Approaching the World’s Forefront – among a total of 28 companies.
Health and safety at work is at the core of the Gasum strategy and responsibility. Gasum wants to make sure all of the company’s activities are safe for the various stakeholder groups, such as employees, partners and customers. The total number of occupational accidents decreased by 41% year on year. The committees monitoring health and safety at work in Gasum’s operating countries promote matters relating to employees’ health and safety at work.
Shared regular safety practices have been established at workplaces succeeding well in the level classifications. Gasum makes safety visible in everyday work and safety is up to everyone in the company. At the start of the year, Gasum launched the ’I am Safety’ campaign aiming to strengthen the organisation’s safety culture. Gasum also has many safety-related practices supporting positive safety development, such as the Safety walks, the Safety moment – take a moment to think safety checks, workplace safety sessions and everyone’s contribution to safety observations. Technical staff use a risk assessment method in their customer work. Gasum engages in an active dialog with employees about safety and security issues on a continuous basis.
The Gasum Group has around 400 employees in Finland, Norway and Sweden. 31.2% of the personnel is working in technical field work. Together with its partners, Gasum is building a bridge towards a carbon-neutral society on land and at sea.
Juha Häkämies, Vice President, Strategy, Gasum
Tel. +358 400 077 0577, forname.lastname(a)gasum.com