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Safety award for Nokian Heavy Tyres

Nokian Heavy Tyres Ltd won the large companies’ category of the Chemical Industry Federation of Finland's Safety Award. The company's major leap in safety culture was brought up as a special merit. 


Nokian Heavy Tyres Ltd won the large companies’ category as the Chemical Industry Federation of Finland presented its annual Safety Award for exemplary safety work in companies on April 13, 2021. This was the fifth year of the Safety Award.  


Among other things, the jury thanked Nokian Heavy Tyres for the strong commitment to the safety improvements by the company's senior management, which enabled the personnel to also commit to the change. 


In the beginning of 2016, Heavy Tyres had an accident frequency of 53, whereas today the number is zero. After that, Heavy Tyres has been able to celebrate accident free -year twice.  


- Our entire company, from senior management to workers, took safety as a top priority. Cooperation within the personnel has been the key cornerstone in our success, says Safety manager at Nokian Heavy Tyres Antti Viitasaari. 


Initially, Heavy Tyres emphasized what is known as reactive industrial safety work. Once the accident frequency fell, it allowed the company to focus on proactive work towards safety. In 2021, a lot of time has been spent on site-specific risk assessments, for example.  

- Proactive safety work has been developed by focusing on cooperation and developing the employees' abilities. This provides more tools for individual decisions, enables us to avoid disturbance, and increases our perseverance in case of any disturbances, Safety Manager Viitasaari emphasizes. 

According to Viitasaari, a lot of effort has been put toward safety know-how among the personnel. Each year, all of the employees receive a minimum of two all-day training events where safety is always a topic. Supervisors have been trained to intervene in safety deviations, for example. 

Many different work stages have also been made safer. According to industrial safety representative Ari Niemelä, various hazards have been eliminated by technical means after assessing whether the tools or protective equipment in use are suitable for the purpose.