DEKRA Industrial recently reached a major milestone, achieving five million serious injury-free man hours of operational safety. This milestone achievement is testament to the fact that as 96-year old global safety stalwart, the company is leading by example. And many more safe hours are on the horizon! DEKRA Industrial’s Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Manager Carina Brink-Kleinhans, discusses this very special achievement:
“We really ‘walk the talk’ at DEKRA Industrial! Our primary purpose is to ensure the safety, health and wellbeing of all staff and that of our valued clients too. This achievement therefore reaffirms our commitment to the utmost safety across the board, on any project or contract that we undertake,” says Brink-Kleinhans.
She continues: “For our current clients, this is also a great reassurance that we are serious about their safety, and that of their staff and projects. To our future clients, it assures them that the systems we are implementing are practical and effective. In reaching the five million serious injury-free man hours milestone, we can stand up and say that we have proved our ongoing commitment!”
DEKRA Industrial achieved the five million serious injury-free hours target at the end of March 2021. Based on the golden safety rules that the Group employs worldwide, DEKRA Industrial consistently exhibits safety leadership. This includes the identification of potential hazards, defining of safety targets and developing of effective safety programmes. It also includes implementing clear organisational health and safety standards, and investing in people and training in order to ensure adherence to these on an ongoing basis.
“A great part of our success is that the people we work with are proud to be part of the DEKRA Industrial family. This has a benefical ‘knock-on’ effect in terms of their ‘buy-in’ to our safety culture, and that of our clients’. We are open about discussion, collaboration and participation from everyone involved. Our next target is six million serious injury-free man hours, which we hope to reach by the end of this year. And I am confident that our collaborative, innovative ethos will help us get there,” concludes Brink-Kleinhans.