Health and safety

ASSA ABLOY works toward an injury-free workplace in all its operations. A safety culture is nurtured to promote safe behavior, reduce workplace hazards and reduce risk taking. The objective is always to have zero accidents in the workplace.

Injuries

Progress 2017

  • A new Group-wide health and safety system was launched in 2017 for all units. 
  • A new health and safety policy manual was published. 
  • Progress on safety performance was demonstrated across the Group

Health and Safety Management System

The system includes indicators to identify hazards and follow up training to prevent injuries, and will ultimately helpt to improve the working environment and strengthen the Group's safety culture.

It includes the following tools and processes:

  • Safety communications
  • Training - Employee health and  safety awareness
  • Safety metrics and reporting
  • Hazard identification and risk assessment
  • Incident investigation

A safe workplace

Each employee is expected to contribute to a safe work- place and the individual responsibility is the foundation of ASSA ABLOY’s approach to health and safety.
Each manager has the responsibility to identify risks, take proactive actions and facilitate the right behavior. This includes: 

  • Facility reviews
  • Monitoring the use of safety equipment
  • Ensuring that employees have adequate training.

The production units have their own health and safety committees, which include union representatives where applicable. The committees are responsible for:

  • Reporting on health and safety performance
  • Taking the lead on actions for improvement
  • Following up so that adequate training takes place

Operational risks

ASSA ABLOY has identified that the Group’s health and safety risks are mainly related to:

  • Cutting and crushing injuries
  • Production-related noise
  • Heavy lifting and traffic (these pose the biggest risks in service and maintenance)

Risk management is part of the everyday health and safety work at all units.

Learning from each other

ASSA ABLOY wants to utilize the knowledge and expertise that exists within the Group. One way to achieve this is to systemically share best practices through councils for different functional areas.