Indaver leaves nothing to chance when it comes to guaranteeing safety, for its own employees as well as for visitors, suppliers, contractors or neighbours. We strive to ensure that our facilities work properly and that the working environment and traffic on the sites are safe. We constantly monitor our safety performance. We teach our people to spot hazards and risks and we provide the necessary safety training courses. We are working on a culture in which everyone is concerned about each other’s safety.
Prevention advisors conduct regular inspection rounds at our sites, paying attention to order, cleanliness and visible risks. Production staff also conduct periodic inspection rounds, using checklists to ensure that safeguards are in place. Awareness campaigns, communication tools and training programmes make every employee – whether in-house or external – aware of the importance of safety on Indaver sites.
We provide our staff with suitable protective gear and arrange for technical provisions, job safety analyses and specific safety procedures to ensure the safety of every person on-site.
Since 2016, Indaver has been using a new system for reporting safety incidents and the actions to tackle them. We report and record any safety incident that occurs, as well as observations on how we can make working conditions safer. By recording and classifying all types of unsafe situations and incidents, we are able to monitor any emerging trends and to act preventively with targeted safety campaigns and toolbox talks.
We expect everyone at Indaver, at all levels and in all positions, to take responsibility for their own safety and that of their colleagues. We encourage our employees to alert us to unsafe situations via a user-friendly app. The more frequently unsafe situations are reported and addressed before there is an accident or damage, the smaller the risk of all other types of accidents.
During safety observations employees and contractors are questioned. Managers doing these observation rounds attend regular training on recognising safety risks on-site. They are also provided with training on how to communicate their findings during observation rounds and how to lead by example. Indaver also organises training courses to help employees tackle each other about unsafe behaviour. Prevention tweets are keeping the dialogues concerning safety alive.
Indaver constantly monitors its safety performance through its Safety Index. This keeps track not only of accidents resulting in time off work but also those with in-house or off-site first aids, and apparent accidents of even unsafe situations. We use this Safety Index to set the safety targets for Indaver Belgium.
By showing our customers what is involved in the waste treatment process, and providing information, we create a better understanding of the associated risks.