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 its 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 and 48,451 hours of training in 2018 to its employees.

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

Within the scope of Total Productive Maintenance (“TPM”) a “Health, Safety and Environment Committee” has been in place at Vestel Beyaz Eşya since 2011. The Committee is responsible for raising awareness regarding health, safety and environment, identifying the potential risk factors and developing suitable management systems at the Company’s six plants with a common approach.

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

Within the scope of national legislation requirements Occupational Health and Safety Trainings are given. In order to tighten the security of the plants, job specific and periodic trainings covering international standards are given both practically and theoretically. Professional Competence Trainings are 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 Law No: 5188 on Private Security Services
General rules of OHS and security culture Training of causes of and precautionary measures to be taken for the occupational accidents
Training for  working with hazardous materials Occupational safety training for fire & explosion
Emergency management/preparedness and fire safety training Training on disease prevention and control
Emergency and crisis management training Training on the causes of occupational diseases and prevention methods
Training for raising the awareness of subcontractors Legal consequences of workplace accidents and occupational diseases
Training for raising the awareness fire safety in industrial plants Industrial discipline/hygiene trainings
Risk assessment team training Health and safety in the workplace
Lockout training Training for OHS Committee Members
Safety and periodic inspection training for electrical installation OHS training for elderly workers
Pressure vessels and vapour bearing systems safety training OHS training for workers with disabilities
Fire safety training Intern and apprentice training
Work accident research and root cause analysis Training for support personnel
Training for raising the awareness of personal data protection Near-miss training
ISO/IEC 27001 information security management system awareness training Training for pregnant and breastfeeding employees
Ergonomics training Training for employee representative
Training on biological and psychosocial risk factors Emergency management training
Machine safety training Explosion protection training
Lift truck/forklift safety training OHS training for working at height
Confined space entry training  Risk assessment training
Training on safe use of work equipment Training on safe usage of display screen equipment
Scaffolding awareness training OHS training for maintenance and repair works
Lockout procedure awareness training Personal protective material training
Physical safety risk information training Safety and health signs trainings
Vertical lifeline system training Scissor lift safety training
Training for raising the awareness of health risks of smoking tobacco and passive exposure Safety training on construction sites
Hot and dangerous work training Banksman training
Training on Turkey’sRegulation on Fire Protection OHS on electrical works
CBRN (chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear) defense awareness training Training for safe operation of lifting vehicles
Safety &Security staff internal trainings Hand-powered lifting training
Training on safe usage of work equipment Customs – Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) trainings

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Vestel Beyaz Eşya Sanayi ve Ticaret AŞ - Accident Severity Rate

Vestel Beyaz Eşya Sanayi ve Ticaret AŞ - Accident Frequency Rate