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Safety at work and reduction of accidents

Raisio Group is a safe and comfortable workplace for its employees. Accident frequency continued to decline through staff training and the development of safe work conditions. 

Main events in 2016

  • In Finland, work safety remained at a good level. The figures of Raisio’s workplace accidents and sickness absences are significantly lower than the Finnish food industry average. 
  • In the UK’s confectionery business, work safety communications improved through, for example, safety bulletins.
  • In the Czech Republic, the number of workplace accidents remained at low levels. The Czech factories have a certified occupational health and safety management system OHSAS in use. 

In 2016, the number and frequency of accidents at work among Raisio’s employees fell from the 2015 levels. The company carries out annual action plans to improve workplace safety. Each Raisio’s unit has a work safety organisation; safety tours and inspections are conducted on a regular basis and each accident is investigated.

Results

  • The number of accidents at work fell. In 2016, accidents totalled 152 whereas in 2015, the figure was 199.  The number of accidents per one million hours worked was 64 (2015: 66).
  • The number of paid sick days slightly increased. The number of sick days decreased in Finland, remained the same in the UK and increased in the Czech Republic.

Objectives for 2016-2018

  • Continuous reduction in the frequency of workplace accidents 
  • Continuous reduction in sickness absence