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BAUKING’s Safety Day trained and awarded local safety managers

News release 02 March 2020

Some of the happy winners of BAUKING’s first time-ever Safety Awards

BME’s German subsidiary BAUKING held a Safety Day for 150 safety and branch managers from its approximately 130 locations in Germany. Next to a few expert presentations, the event was set-up similar to a trade fair with several booths of safety-relevant organizations and plenty of room to exchange best-practices and networking. For the first time, BAUKING handed over Safety Awards to its subsidiaries particularly active in improving safety at work.

“With the Safety Day, we intend to not only train our safety managers, but also appreciate what they do on a voluntary basis in addition to their normal work.”

Andreas Strietzel, Managing Director BAUKING

The Safety Day provided BAUKING’s safety managers with input on ideas through the exhibition of safety-relevant organizations. The Employers’ Liability Insurance Association, for instance, used a show truck to demonstrate hazards that can occur in retail at first hand, for example with a forklift tipping simulator. Moreover, participants could get a look and feel of the latest safety aspects in a brand-new BAUKING truck. Products contributing to occupational safety, such as Mator safety knives, were also presented. ROS Deutschland GmbH showed how defective shelves can be repaired instead of being replaced. The Red Cross was also on site with a stand.

The safety managers serve as multipliers and role models at their respective locations. For the first time, BAUKING handed over Safety Awards to the sites that did not have to report any accidents at work in the past year and had distinguished themselves through the exemplary implementation of all prescribed safety measures, such as the annual fire drill or the safety instructions for the employees.

For BAUKING, the topic of safety is of great importance. The building materials provider strives to reduce accidents during work to zero by YEAR. Since BAUKING introduced a structured approach towards occupational safety, the number of accidents at work has almost halved at all BAUKING sites. In 2019, for 102 locations no accidents were reported, a step forward compared to the 94 accident-free sites in the previous year.

You can read BAUKING’s original press release here.