Safety is our number one priority
The health and wellbeing of our colleagues is our chief concern at all times. Our constantly evolving safety procedures have led to an 80 percent decrease in the rate of industrial injuries between 2006 and 2010. Despite this progress, we will not rest until accidents are eliminated entirely.
As an employee, you’ll benefit from our thorough Safety Awareness Training (SAT) programme. During the programme, you’ll learn:
- How to spot risks before they emerge
- How to work in such a way that both you and your team are exposed to no harm
- How to communicate any potential risks to the rest of the Vestas team
- How to report dangers to ensure they’re addressed
We’re already seeing the benefits of rolling out SATs across the organisation. By addressing safety at both a practical and cultural level, we are creating an environment where safety is openly discussed and people are rewarded with Safety Ambassador Awards for identifying potential problems.
A zero tolerance approach to hazards
At Vestas, we have a zero tolerance approach for any activities which jeopardise employee safety in even the smallest way. It is the right of all staff to feel they can report their safety concerns in an atmosphere of trust and openness.
We have introduced new monitoring and reporting guidelines for any incidents which occur. This means we carry out detailed investigations and share the lessons learned with the rest of the company to make our workplaces even safer still.
By rolling out global safety standards, we ensure that employees find identical training regimes and procedures around the world.
We also ensure that our safety ethos covers not just our employees, but also any contractors working on our behalf.
Safety Walks – reducing workplace accidents
Our managers are passionate about proving that ‘safety’ at Vestas is more than just a word – it is a lifestyle adopted in every one of our production facilities around the world.
Since 2007, our managers have carried out regular safety walks in their workplaces for several key reasons:
- To identify any potential safety weaknesses
- To make themselves more visible in factories
- To encourage staff to openly discuss safety
- To gain better understanding of the environment they manage
When it comes to safety, no issue is too small to be addressed.
Protecting our colleagues around the globe
Across our organisation we are committed to identifying and managing any security risks to our people, assets, information or reputation.
The security of our employees while travelling abroad is no exception.
By remaining alert to any potential problems, we can modify security arrangements – including dispatching escorts, if necessary – in response to changing local conditions.