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Metallurgy Sector: "MOBILE EMERGENCY TREATMENT UNIT"

Metallurgy Sector: "MOBILE EMERGENCY TREATMENT UNIT"
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MYTILINEOS S.A.

MYTILINEOS S.A. is a leading Greek industrial company active in Metallurgy, Power & Natural Gas, Solar Energy and Storage and Sustainable Infrastructure Projects. Established in Greece in 1990, the Company is listed on the Athens Exchange, has a consolidated turnover in excess of €2.3 billion and employs directly and indirectly more than 3,600 people in Greece and abroad.


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Objective Action

MYTILINEOS - Metallurgy Sector, has developed a comprehensive system for dealing with emergencies (eg accident, fire, cages, indoor operations, etc.) at the facilities of Ag. Nikolaou Boeotia. For this purpose, the Protection Service has been established for many years, which consists of a total of 18 full-time employees. The staff is well trained in fire safety and security of the premises, while this team is actively supported by about 100 volunteer firefighters of the other services of the factory, who are properly trained and retrained periodically.

 

Target Audience

Employees and local communities

 

Duration

Basic initiative of the Metallurgy Sector which is characterized by self-evaluation and self-improvement processes and is implemented on an annual basis.


Description

The company has implemented a health and safety management system, which is certified according to the international standard OHSAS 18001. In this context, it conducts preventive emergency response exercises, in order to verify the readiness and effectiveness of the staff. The Protection Service prepares by participating in the writing of the Emergency Plans (EMCs), distributes the documents to the staff, prepares and conducts the exercises. During the readiness exercises, the Fire Protection team videotapes and takes several photos for educational purposes. The group meets at regular intervals and promotes the above support material.

In addition to conducting and analyzing the exercises, the Fire Protection team has the appropriate mobile equipment and the appropriate means of intervention. Indicatively, the equipment consists of the following:

1. Fire trucks.

2. Spare ambulance, which supports the main ambulance of the Factory Clinic.

3. Mobile high pressure pumps (wheeled) for cases of firefighting and water pumping.

4. Portable fire extinguishers.

5. Rescue equipment in case of falls from a height.

6. Equipment for release from closed and confined spaces.

7. Portable breathing apparatus for the safe operation and escape of personnel.

8. Rescue stretchers.

9. Other firefighting equipment (eg hoses, nozzles, portable fire extinguishers).

10. Other intervention equipment (eg warning cones, chainsaws).

11. Special PPE (eg fireproof uniforms, uniforms for protection against chemical agents).

The above equipment is certified and periodically inspected for suitability and effectiveness. The specific audits follow the requirements of the current legislation and the corresponding standards.


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Impact on Society

Ensuring the prevention of accidents in the workplace and protection of the health and safety of workers and thorough preparation for dealing with emergencies. At the same time, the mobile unit of the MYTILINEOS Metallurgy Department assists the Authorities in dealing with incidents in the wider area for the effective and timely provision of assistance, when it receives a relevant call to intervene.



Initiative Location

Al. Aluminum Factory Nikolaos of Viotia


Working with Organization

There are collaborations with the local municipalities in the exercise of the activity of the unit.


Workers Participation

Yes


Benefits for Οrganization

The benefits for the company are the following:

1. Ensuring the health and safety of employees and avoiding costly accidents

2. Enhancement of internal Health & Safety culture

3. The reflection and participation of the staff in the procedures.

4. The emergence of malfunctions and problems (eg equipment).

5. Identifying unsafe conditions and behaviors.

6. The identification and analysis of relevant risks.

7. The promotion and reward of good practices.

8. Designing remedial measures to prevent a recurrence of an adverse event.

9. With the practical assistance of the company in the inclinations of support of the project of the local self-government, the further improvement of the relations with the Local Communities is achieved and the guarantee of the license of the social function of the company is achieved.




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