16 Dec Safety is not a priority.
With this highly provocative title we want to strengthen our conviction and our commitment to ensure the safety of all of us, every day, in the workplace.
So why is “safety not a priority”?
Because priorities change over time.
The priorities chase each other and overlap in the life of a company, they mix with the personal priorities of each of us, they can be subjective and can change routine work, imposing themselves with a certain urgency, today one, tomorrow the other.
Safety, on the other hand, is an essential value and as such:
- It is permanent and transversal
- It is unquestionable and non-negotiable
- It is first of all things, he is inside in all things:
When it comes to safety, therefore, there is no room for exceptions.
In declaring this, we renew our goal of having an “incident free” company. Simply because it is unacceptable that even the smallest accident can occur in our company, to any of us.
Would you ever jeopardize the lives of your children because you are late for a meeting by going with the red?
Would you ever agree to send them on a trip, knowing that the bus they are traveling on has a flat tire, or that the driver does not have a driving license?
The answer is no: human errors, deficiencies in structures and systems, out-of-control processes, are all factors to be prevented and cannot be tolerated.
We all are safety leaders
In pursuing this goal, we must always keep in mind that we are not alone: safety belongs to everyone, we all make safety.
It is in this sense that we are all “leaders”: that is, we have the right and duty to stop unsafe activities and behavior. We are all responsible for our own safety and that of others.
Let’s continue to report near misses, dangerous working conditions, areas for betterment, with a constant trend towards continuous improvement.
To underline this commitment, the Management signs a declaration that has to be a guide for everyone:
“We commit to conducting our business safely so that everyone can return home healthy, every day.
This is more important to us than anything else we do.”