Stina Nordström, Group Health and Safety Manager at Lindab
Why is the number of accidents decreasing?
A few years ago, we had a too high accident rate compared to the industry average and were far from our zero accident vision for work-related injuries. It was clear that something needed to be done. Since then, we have increased our focus on safety awareness, introduced more frequent reporting, more tools for analysis of activities at our units, and invested in safer production equipment. It has paid off. The accident rate for 2020 was 40 percent lower than the year before.
Any activities that had extra significance?
We have worked with so-called Safety Alerts, which increase awareness of the risks in the work environment based on alerts about incidents and accidents in a similar work environment at another unit. In order to work even more preventively, we have introduced reporting of incidents - a basic measure to increase focus and manage risks in their environment. Another simple but significant action is that it has now become mandatory to wear safety shoes in all our production and logistics buildings.
How has the covid-19 pandemic affected the work?
I would say that despite the pandemic, we have managed to keep a good focus and worked even more intensively with safety throughout Lindab. Although many have worked differently, from home for example, we have developed online working methods that have worked very well.