Health and Safety
De La Rue's Occupational Health and Safety Aims
At De La Rue, we aim to prevent accidents and ill health in all aspects of our operations and continuously improving our processes and practices relating to OHS. We also recognise the effective implementation of this policy requires the cooperation and active involvement of employees at all levels and in all areas and positively encourage this.
We require as an integral part of our processes that all our businesses be operated and managed so as to ensure a high level of protection for the health and safety of our employees, contractors, customers and the public. In addition we work with our main contractors to ensure their health and safety processes are robust and we will advise on improvements where appropriate.
We identify, control and wherever possible reduce or eliminate health and safety risks associated with our activities and when developing and changing business activities, processes and products.
We maintain a formal Occupational Health and Safety Management System (''OHS-MS''), compliant with the requirements of OHSAS18001.
We comply with all our applicable H&S legalisation and other local requirements.
Employees are required to;
- Cooperate with the company to ensure compliance with applicable statutory requirements by working in accordance with the safety management system and safe working procedures
- Work safely to ensure their health and safety and that of any other persons who could be affected by their acts and omissions and to report any areas where the existing safety arrangements fail to reduce risks to an acceptable level
Health and Safety supported by process
OHSAS 18001:2007 Occupational Health and Safety Management
All De La Rue manufacturing sites hold OHSAS 18001 accreditation. We ensure all health and safety processes are robust and in place to meet our responsibility to keep our employees and everyone visiting our sites safe and secure. This is done through defined responsibilities, good communication and training, risk assessment and the implementation of appropriate controls.
SAFE campaign promotes health and mental wellbeing
As per our strategy, we have focused on building greater understanding of health and wellbeing. Education has centred on two principal themes: musculoskeletal (keeping active) and mental wellbeing. Events have varied by site, led by the local management teams, understanding what it is most relevant to their employees.
We are pleased to report that we achieved the following health and safety objectives for 2018/19:
- To maintain a world class Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate per 200,000 worked hours below 0.5 (LTIFR)
- To continue to demonstrate manufacturing site improvements within our internal HSE audit levels programme
- To continue to drive a good level of health and safety training across all employee levels within our business including NEBOSH certificates, IOSH Managing Safely and more Making Good Decisions modules
- To ensure that all new machinery meets good safety standards prior to use. In addition, ensure that all machines being moved or refurbished as a result of the footprint restructuring project undergo independent safety assessments, with safety upgrades as required