"Safety first" has long been accorded the utmost importance at the headquarters of the Doneck Network in Luxembourg. The safety of its employees is particularly close to Doneck's heart. For that reason Doneck has established an exemplary and comprehensive safety concept.
In consideration of the fire five years ago, the management decided to declare this year's summer event the 1st Safety Day for Doneck Euroflex in Grevenmacher.
The concept was a total success. In his "greeting", Arndt Breitbach, Managing Director Doneck Network welcomed a total of 120 employees from Doneck Euroflex in summer weather. The objective was to pass through all the stations in six teams (Magenta, Cyan, Yellow, Black, Red and Green). The safety stations, each with a different emphasis, were predominantly manned by employees.
The employees were able to refresh techniques such as "cardiac massage" or the "recovery position" through practice (two first aid stations) and subsequently ask the first-aiders questions. What and where in our company are EX protection zones? What is a dust deflagration? How do our solvents and NC behave? How easily a fire can start! What is Zone 0 and what is its effect? These questions were answered by the HSEO Manager Klaus Müller in an impressive and varied demonstration.
The Company Fire Workers showed the guests what protective equipment the team wears. Extinguishing with a fire extinguisher or a fire blanket was also practised on the company site.
The most popular stations were the two driving simulators from Bestsim. Here, the Doneck employees were able to simulate driving a car under the influence of alcohol (after consuming beer or whisky). Or they could be distracted by a text message while driving a car. The participants were able to see for themselves the consequences of these distractions in road traffic.
The 1st Doneck Safety Day was rounded off by music and a tasty barbecue buffet (Party Service Böß from Schwollen) as well as alcohol-free drinks. The organiser was satisfied. "With good weather and a relaxed atmosphere, the Doneck employees spent a somewhat different working day. They showed great interest, were inquisitive and took an active part. So we achieved our goal of giving our employees a greater understanding of occupational health and safety", says Rita Knippel, Marketing & Communications Manager of the Doneck Network.
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