Health and Safety

Health and Safety

AB “Achema” pays particular attention to the aspects of occupational health and safety at workplaces and increase of responsibility of employees. The top level management is responsible for safe and healthy occupational environment, whereas the safety culture in the company is understood as an integral part of the organization’s culture. In addition to the establishment of the Occupational Health and Safety Committee in AB “Achema”, the trustees on the matters of health and safety are also appointed in each unit (departments). They are specially trained and supervise the observance of the occupational requirements.

AB “Achema” has implemented occupational health and safety management system BS OHSAS 18001. Occupational health and safety management system is regularly improved and the necessary resources are allocated for the implementation of this policy. External audit has been carried out on 21-25 October 2015. No inadequacies and comments have been recorded during the audit. The Company’s occupational safety and health management system meets the requirements of BS OHSAS 18001 standard.

Occupational safety is ensured and organized in the company and its branches not only pursuant to the laws, but also by annually revised Plan of Occupational Safety Preventive Means. The fields of activity indicated in this plan, the indicated risk factors, aims of occupational safety means, responsible persons and terms for the implementation of means, as well as controlling bodies.

In 2015, the report on Fertilizers Europe’s Product Stewardship Program was prepared in the company stipulating the main risks and dangers for the occupational health and safety in the process of production. Implementation of the conclusions of report ensures the application of additional means in this field.

All employees of the Company without any exception participate in occupational health and safety training programme and all of them receive personal protection means (including the company’s administrative staff). In 2015, intensive OHS preventive programme was conducted which consisted of training, acquisition of skills and improvement, verification and control.

During 2015, two types of drills with and without the participation of special services were carried out in the company. 11 drills were carried out with special services and participation of emergency specialists and ambulance specialists. 16 drills without participation of special services took place in 11 units. In total, 176 drills were carried out in order to teach how to act according to the emergency liquidation plans of units.

The so called “tabletop exercise” takes place each year upon the participation of the representatives of the municipality. Functional drill with participation of not only municipality representatives, but also special services under the subordination of the municipality were last organized in 2013. A specific situation from AB “Achema” emergency liquidation plan is tested during “tabletop exercise” and functional drills.

In order to ensure 24-hour medical assistance, medical unit of Achema Health Center operates in the company’s territory in order to ensure the necessary medical aid at any time of the day.

The collective agreement stipulates that by taking care of the health of employees the employee performs the measurements of air pollution, noise, vibration, temperature, etc. according to the approved schedules and the heads of the units are responsible for the familiarization of the employees with the results. In case of detection of any deviations, the corrective actions are taken.