Safety is a fundamental value of Schindler. We do not compromise on the safety and health of those who work for our business. We operate a Safety and Health Policy to promote the wellbeing of our employees and to maximize safety in the workplace. This policy is based on clear guidelines and measures drawn up by the Group's risk and safety management as well as local safety representatives.
Schindler employees undergo regular safety training and are required to take wide-ranging safety precautions to minimize the risk of accidents at work.
Regular safety checks are performed by Schindler safety officers. If necessary, we ask customers to take steps to ensure that our employees can carry out their on-site assignments safely.
Schindler's initiatives to promote employee health and wellbeing are implemented primarily at a local level. Schindler also regularly conducts safety and health awareness days and runs accident-prevention campaigns to benefit staff.
In 2016, Schindler´s lost time injury frequency rate (LTIFR) was 2.4, representing an improvement of 8% compared to the previous year.
Safety and health initiatives
Behavior-based safety initiative - We assign particular importance to promoting risk awareness and a sophisticated technical and safety culture among our employees. In addition to our internal and external risk and safety management system, we have introduced a comprehensive behavior-based safety initiative that is targeted at all employees worldwide and builds on our existing safety management program. This program will be enhanced on an ongoing basis.
Schindler safety conventions - To underline the high value of employee safety within the Schindler Group, a worldwide "Safety Convention" takes place every two years. Safety conventions are designed to share best practices among the different Schindler companies and to create an opportunity to learn from each other's experiences, strengthening a safety culture. Significant progress has been made in improving safety but strong leadership and consistent communication are essential in order to raise safety awareness at all levels.Therefore to stay focussed and to continuously maintain the momentum in safety improvement, the next safety convention will be held in 2017.
Safety and health awareness days - Local Schindler Group companies regularly conduct safety and health awareness days – often with the support of external specialists – as well as launching accident prevention campaigns, organizing influenza vaccinations and encouraging staff to take part in sports and exercises.
Regular employee information - Regular publications ensure that employees are kept informed about health, safety and wellbeing activities