- Safety is our top priority and a precondition of doing business
- Safety is everyone’s responsibility
- All injuries are preventable
- Training on working safely is essential
- Our leaders are “safety coaches” and promote safe practices throughout their teams, activities, and workplaces
- Safety incidents are opportunities to learn, improve, and take preventative measures
- We are committed to reducing workplace hazards and risks
We are committed to continuous improvement and have established goals against which we measure our performance. We aim to eliminate all workplace injuries by promoting an environment in which all employees go home as safe as when they came to work.
We train and educate our employees to ensure compliance with our policies, standards and management systems. EH&S is led by senior leadership and implemented by line management. Every employee is empowered under the company's policies and procedures to stop work to address at-risk conditions without the threat of retaliation.
Our Commitment to Safety
Door Systems conducts business with a high regard for the health and safety of every employee and visitor, protecting them in the workplace and maintaining a commitment to the prevention of accidents and injuries. We remain committed to continually improving our health and safety performance, and to complying at all times with applicable legal and other safety requirements. We understand to be effective; safety must be integrated into daily operations.
Each of us has the responsibility to ensure that safety and quality remain top priorities; we value human life and well-being above all else and take action accordingly. We continue to foster an open culture where our people are empowered and encouraged to speak up about any potential safety and quality concerns with the assurance that they will be taken seriously and will be acted upon. Once reported, conditions are reviewed by Door Systems dedicated Health and Safety Manager and the local Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee. The findings are presented to the Corporate Occupational Health and Safety Committee on a monthly basis and shared across the organization by the issuance of a safety alert or the development of a shared learning. Safety alert and shared learnings are reviewed at the technician level during our monthly technician safety meetings as well as during annual compliance training.
Installation and Service Safety
Door Systems is more committed than ever to our shared responsibility to install and maintain the safest products possible. In 2020, Door Systems rebuilt and launched our Corporate Occupational Health and Safety Committee. The goal of the committee is to further strengthen the company's safety-first focus by unifying safety-related responsibilities previously managed locally by several Door Systems operating units. The committee also brings together teams across Door Systems — and external talent where needed — to elevate awareness and reporting of, and accountability for, safety issues within the company, further improving enterprise-wide safety.
Other measures Door Systems has taken based on recommendations from it Leadership Team include:
- Development and implementation of safe work procedures, field level safety assessments, and standardized technician-training programs.
- Enhancing the Corporate Environmental Health and Safety Program to expanding the role and reach of the safety management team to reinforce Door Systems long-standing safety culture.
- Collaborating with manufacturers, and other stakeholders, to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our employees and customers by continue to anticipate the needs of future end users and industry.
- Deploying and expanding a comprehensive safety management system to standardize safety policy and objectives, share best practices, manage risk, assess performance, increase visibility and further strengthen the company's safety culture.
- Launching an anonymous reporting system to encourage employees to bring forward potential safety issues that will be reviewed by the Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committees as well as the Corporate Occupational Health and Safety Committee.
- Empowering and encouraging its technicians to report all incidents including near miss events, injury events, and hazardous conditions to immediately address areas of unforeseen risk or gaps in the safety management system.
We believe that every injury is preventable, and we commit to addressing all workplace hazards. We have used key standards to improve processes, implement engineering controls and make work safer. However, we know that safety improvement is a constant endeavour. We continue to identify gaps and measure progress using standard approaches, ensure our internal compliance requirements exceed those set by government regulations, inform employees when they are working in a high-hazard area, and educate them on steps to avoid injuries.
We need to hear your ideas and suggestions for how we can continuously improve safety on our jobsites and in our workplaces. Safety is everyone’s responsibility.
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