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Safety culture at Stabburet

Factory Manager Jens Erik Dobloug and operator Roger Børresen at Stabburet Brumunddal.

Factory Manager Jens Erik Dobloug and operator Roger Børresen at Stabburet Brumunddal.

Stabburet Brumunddal has drawn up a clear plan of action for EHS in 2013. The goal is zero injuries, and ensuring that workplace conditions do not cause sickness absence.

EHS has topped the agenda at Stabburet’s factory in Brumunddal for several years, and in 2008 a process aimed at enhancing EHS performance was launched throughout the Stabburet organisation. Safety and injury prevention were given particularly high priority. Risk identification procedures were carried out at all factories, and a practical safety handbook was prepared to increase the organisation’s expertise in this area and create a common platform for activities.

A common standard

In the autumn of 2012, Orkla Foods also introduced a common work safety standard. Since then, Stabburet Brumunddal has conducted a selfevaluation of the factory, carried out
an employee survey and prepared a clear plan of action for 2013.
“It’s useful to have a common standard that enables us to compare ourselves with others, both for learning purposes and to keep us on our toes. We have focused on improving our EHS performance for several years, but constantly discover areas where we can do better,” says Jens Erik Dobloug, Factory Manager at Stabburet Brumunddal.

Involvement

EHS is the first item of business at management team meetings. Involving the employees, with the help of the employee representatives and safety delegates, is a key objective. According to the factory manager, the greatest progress has been made in their efforts to influence employee attitudes. Raising awareness of risk has been a pivotal topic.
“We have talked a lot about the ‘top ten risks’ for the factory and have carried out risk assessments of the most important working areas. We discuss critical items at meetings, and have drawn up additional instructions for new and temporary employees with information on risk,” says Dobloug.
In 2012, there was one injury leading to absence at Stabburet Brumunddal. For Stabburet as a whole, the LWDR (number of injuries leading to absence per million hours worked) was 3.9.