Today, 28 April, is the World Day for Safety and Health at Work. Continuous talk about workplace safety and health is important because that way we’re constantly paying attention to it in everyday life and finding new ways to improve it. At Kiilto, for example, the number of safety findings has shown a significant impact on accident prevention.
Active measures for wellbeing at work support business and are therefore a vital part of good management. At Kiilto wellbeing is built in cooperation with different operations. For example, human resources, superiors, occupational safety and health organizations, representatives of different staff groups and occupational health have all important roles. In addition, every Kiiltonian takes responsibility as an individual.
Today Kiito´s occupational wellbeing program consists of management, competence, operational capability and health, work community, work environment and workplace exercise. The goal of planned and long-term occupational wellbeing activities is to ensure motivated, competent and productive personnel.
This spring Kiilto achieved the highest classification in occupational safety, Level I – At the world’s forefront, by the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health. The Zero Accident Forum granted annual safety level classifications to its member workplaces. *
"Our safety level was excellent in 2020. We didn´t have any accidents that would have required absence from work. The year was very exceptional due to the pandemic, and required everyone to embrace new things, making the achievement even more valuable. One important factor influencing the result was the record number of quality, environmental and safety observations. The findings have enabled us to improve the work environment and prevent possible accidents,” rejoices Kiilto’s HSEQ Manager Jyrki Tiihonen over the achievement.
Tiina Niemi, Executive Assistant at Kiilto, is responsible for the practical implementation of personnel sports operations. She knows that it's possible to always develop and renew. In order to activate people in taking care of their own wellbeing, they must be offered innovative, inspiring and versatile activities. Kiilto has clearly succeeded in this: it has been rewarded twice as the most active workplace in Finland.
”Over the years, through determined work promoting the wellbeing at work and physical activities at Kiilto, we have been able to create a sports-friendly and active atmosphere in our company. We’re constantly receiving good feedback from Kiiltonians for inspiring them on wellbeing matters, and we also hope to encourage new Kiiltonians to join our activities,” Niemi notes.
* Of the 87 workplaces that received a safety level classification this year, 33 were able to reach the goal of zero accidents. Read the press release from The Zero Accident Forum here. The Zero Accident Forum is a network of workplaces, the aim of which is the continuous development of occupational safety and well-being at work, and the dissemination of good practices. It currently consists of over 450 workplaces from all over Finland, which cover 17% of the employed workforce in Finland. The Forum has been in operation since 2003. The Forum’s activities are co-ordinated by the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health.