Workplace, Plant and Transport Safety
Managing plants and processes in a way that poses no risk to people or the environment is an important objective at WACKER. To this end, we have installed a groupwide safety management system that addresses both workplace and plant safety. Our processes and workplace safety standards were aligned with international standard OHSAS 18001 in 2015. Systematic workplace safety includes regular evaluation of hazards and work-area monitoring.
WACKER sets great store by providing its safety experts with ongoing training. We hold regular training sessions, for example, on plant safety and explosion damage protection. Safety training at WACKER sites outside Germany is organized by specialists from the Group. But it is not only our safety experts who regularly attend trainings. All our employees are given safety training specific to their individual workplace, e.g. in the form of e-learning courses. For example, we offer online training courses on workplace safety. Topics range from general safety guidelines for office and laboratory workers to instruction on safe behavior in ex areas and the classification of hazardous materials.
WACKER ensures that its products are safely stored and transported. Before loading vehicles, we carry out stringent checks on them, and if a vehicle fails inspection, we send it back until the defects have been remedied. Failure rates have been low for years now. We rely on well-trained personnel for transport safety as well. WACKER ensures that its products are safely stored and transported. Before loading vehicles, we carry out stringent checks on them, and if a vehicle fails inspection, we send it back until the defects have been remedied. Failure rates have been low for years now. We rely on well-trained personnel for transport safety, too.
For products that have a high hazard potential, we use packaging and tanks of the highest quality that often exceed statutory requirements. Wherever possible, we assess the road route to be taken by the transport.
Our safety management focuses on prevention. Every WACKER site has its emergency response plan detailing cooperation between internal and external emergency response teams and the authorities.