OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY

Vestel Group of Companies (“Vestel”) acts responsibly in the areas of occupational health and safety to ensure a safe and healthy work environment and puts emphasis on the assessment and management of the potential impacts of risks in the workplace on employees, subcontractors, visitors, solution partners and other personnel in the work site. Vestel continuously provides training for its employees in order for them to adopt the right behavioral habits concerning quality, environmental awareness, energy efficiency, security of information and potential health and safety risks. The framework of Vestel’s Occupational Health and Safety Policies comprise the following:

  • To create a "Safety Culture" throughout the Company and ensure that it is adopted,
  • To avoid conditions which are dangerous and harmful to health, which may arise during the course of operations by conducting up-to-date risk analyses based on "prevention before it happens" and to create a healthier work environment,
  • To ensure occupational health and safety together with its employees by asking for their opinions through continuous training programs and the platforms in which they participate,
  • To ensure that all employees accept occupational health and safety as an indispensable priority and an inseparable part of their jobs,
  • To create a safe working environment by completely preventing or minimizing fire risks and work accidents related with health and safety during the operations,
  • To eliminate or limit the presence of unsafe situations or acts in the workplace by conducting risk analyses and implementing preventive plans based on the adoption of "the right work for the right employee" principle.

Vestel aims to have zero occupational accident and zero occupational diseases via its Occupational Health and Safety (“OHS”) Management System.

Besides its own employees, Vestel Elektronik develops various training programs in the areas of occupational health and safety with the aim of improving the knowledge and awareness of its subcontractors’ employees on OHS. Within this scope, Vestel Elektronik provided 25,560 hours of training in 2016, 47,333 hours of training in 2017, 48,451 hours of training in 2018 and 74,367 hours of training in 2019 to its employees.

Vestel Beyaz Eşya provided 43,796 hours of training in 2016, 36,642 hours of training in 2017, 35,528 hours of training in 2018 and 35,242 hours of training in 2019 to its employees.

Within the scope of Total Productive Maintenance (“TPM”) studies, Health, Safety and Environment Committees have been established at Vestel, which evaluate the risks and suggestions with employee engaged joint study groups. The Committees are responsible for raising awareness regarding health, safety and environment and for identifying and addressing potential risk factors.

As per the national legislation requirements the required Occupational Health and Safety trainings are given. In order to improve the security ofplants, job specific and periodic trainings covering international standards are given both practically and theoretically. The suitability of Professional Competence Trainings are continuously monitored and audited. These trainings cover all employees, visitors, subcontractors etc. and are listed below.

Training subject Training subject
Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) (on-the-job training) General rules of OHS and safety culture
OHS training for change of task location Training for working safely with hazardous materials
Emergency management/preparedness and fire safety training Emergency management/preparedness and fire safety training (renewal)
Emergency and crisis management training Training for raising the awareness of subcontractors
Training for raising the awareness of fire safety in industrial plants Risk assessment team training
Lockout training Safety and periodic inspection training for electrical installation
Safety training for pressure vessels and vapour bearing systems Applied and theoretical fire safety training
Work accident research and root cause analysis Training on the Law for  Personal Data Protection
ISO/IEC 27001 Information Security Management System awareness training Basic training for working at height
Ergonomics training Training on biological and psychosocial risk factors
Machine safety training Lift truck/forklift safety training
Confined space entry training  Training on safe use of work equipment
Scaffolding awareness training Lockout procedure awareness training
Physical safety risk information training Vertical lifeline system training
Training for raising the awareness of health risks of smoking tobacco and passive exposure Hot and dangerous work training
Training on Regulation on Fire Protection/Architectural design and rules CBRN (chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear) defense awareness training
Safety & security staff internal trainings Training on system and use of equipment for security directorate
Training on the Law No: 5188 on Private Security Services OHS training (renewal)
Training on causes of and precautionary measures to be taken for the occupational accidents Occupational safety training for fire & explosion
Training on disease prevention and control Training on the causes of occupational diseases and prevention methods
Legal consequences of workplace accidents and occupational diseases Industrial discipline training
Other trainings (risk trainings specific to the field of study) On-the-job training after work accidents
Training for OHS Committee members OHS training for elderly workers
Intern and apprentice training OHS training for workers with disabilities
Training for support personnel Near-miss training
Training for pregnant and breastfeeding employees Training for employee representative
Emergency management training Explosion protection training
OHS training for working at height Risk assessment training
Training on safe use of equipment with display screen OHS training for maintenance and repair works
Personal protective gear training Safety and health signs trainings
Scissor lift safety training Safety training on construction sites
Banksman training OHS on electrical works
Training for safe operation of lifting vehicles Hand-powered lifting safety training
Internal trainings for competency development of private security employees Customs – Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) training

Vestel Elektronik Sanayi ve Ticaret AŞ* – Injury Severity Rate**

Vestel Elektronik Sanayi ve Ticaret AŞ* – Injury Frequency Rate**

Vestel Beyaz Eşya Sanayi ve Ticaret AŞ – Injury Severity Rate**

Vestel Beyaz Eşya Sanayi ve Ticaret AŞ – Injury Frequency Rate**