Today is World Day for Safety and Health at Work, set up by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in 2003. The national initiative encourages and supports the need for organisations, labour unions, employers, and governments to create safe and healthy work environments to reduce accidents, illness and death for all visitors and employees.
As a Company that prioritises health and safety at work, we proudly promote this national day.
At Widnes Galvanising, our commitment to ensuring our plants are safe places to work and visit is 100%. Of course, health and safety in any workplace are essential, but they’re critical in an industrial galvanising plant.
Galvanising plants can pose considerable risks to workers if proper safety measures are not in place. This is due to heavy machinery, hazardous materials, chemicals, fumes, and baths of molten zinc at temperatures of 450°C.
By implementing health and safety policies, procedures, and systems into our culture – ensuring all directors, managers, and supervisors hold formal health and safety qualifications, and introducing an occupational health scheme to protect and maintain a healthy workforce – we have an industry-leading safety record.
We also hold OHSAS certification for exceptional health and safety standards at all plants and head office. And we’ve been awarded the RoSPA Gold Award for six consecutive years.
Find out more about the World Day for Safety and Health at Work.
About the ILO
The ILO is a United Nations agency for the world of work. Since 1919 it has brought together “governments, employers and workers of 187 Member States , to set labour standards, develop policies and devise programmes promoting decent work for all women and men.”Next page