Impressive safety milestone reached by Ceco Door

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Ceco Door Products, a US-based ASSA ABLOY Group company, passed 7 million hours without a lost time injury.

Challenge

While this is a noteworthy accomplishment for employees of any company, it is especially so within a vertically integrated, metal fabrication facility like Ceco Door Products. Add to that the daily challenge of handling weighty and bulky doors and door frame parts, and it’s clear that safety has to be a conscious daily priority – so the prevention of injuries is an ongoing challenge.

Solution

Safety is a team effort, spearheaded by a number of dedicated employees who each have a specialty. The executive team starts weekly meetings with the safety scorecard, reinforcing how vital and valuable safety is to the company’s culture. Everyone is held accountable for following safety guidelines, which is underscored by frequent walkthroughs, and consistent improvement comes from examining any incidents and determining how they can be prevented in the future. Finally, the expectation is set from the top down that the plant is a “no excuses” environment: safety always comes first, even when it’s inconvenient.

Result

As of the end of 2017, Ceco Door had 7,922,033 man hours without a loss time accident.