A thorough approach to safe and healthy work
The health, safety, and wellbeing of all Sika employees, contractors and visitors is of paramount importance for Sika. The company is committed to improving its safety performance as part of the Sika Strategy 2023. In order to achieve the targets of a 50% reduction in accidents and zero fatalities by 2023, Sika established the Sika Vision Zero Program. One of the first measures of this program has been the definition and implementation of Minimum Requirements for each Sika company in relation to workplace safety. In addition, Sika Life Saving Rules have also been defined to raise awareness of key risks and to help keep all Sika employees safe. Together with the Minimum Requirements, these Life Saving Rules are mandatory for all Sika companies.
People are the most valuable asset, and their safety, health and well-being are essential to the success of Sika. Regulatory standards, management commitment, employee involvement, work site and risk analysis, hazard recognition and resolution, training and education are key components of the Sika safety and health program.
Sika safety and health standards are in effect throughout the organization. Local standards may complement global regulatory requirements. Employee safety and health are an intrinsic company value. Working safe is not only a program, but a way of getting things done.
We are aware that a safe and healthful workplace depends on effective management to ensure that hazards are identified and that effective physical and administrative protections are established and maintained. The Sika workplace safety and health culture is part of the performance appraisal process.
Sika staff is expected to transform safety and health into a corporate value. Specific supervisors are responsible for ensuring a safe workplace and proper use of machinery, equipment and raw materials.
Work site and risk analysis
Risk assessments help to define what’s needed to keep people safe. They are regularly organized and executed by external insurance companies, corporate operations and by local teams.
Hazard recognition and resolution
Inspections focus both on hazards that currently exist at the workplace and those that may occur due to changes, e.g. new equipment, processes, materials or the revision of existing procedures. Incident investigations aim to identify and prevent hazards. Each Sika location is prepared to deal with medical emergencies or health issues.
Training and education
Job safety performance is required from everyone working at Sika. Managers must ensure that employees know about the materials and the equipment they use, known hazards, and how to resolve/control them. Safety and health are also subject to training and lectures at business luncheons.