Our most important responsibility to our employees is a safe workplace. We take safety very seriously and work actively and systematically to both prevent and reduce the number of injuries at the workplace. Risk assessments, safety inspections and various inspections of pallet racks, forklift trucks, machinery, etc. are performed at specific intervals. Accidents and near-accidents that have occurred are documented and managed in a digital reporting system where preventive measures are decided in order to prevent recurrence.
The majority of injuries to Ahlsell’s employees occur at our logistics center. And that's why we have a number of different safety rules and directives relating to hot work, emergency preparedness and systematic fire protection work. We also have clear security procedures for incidents at our stores (such as robbery and threats). All our salespeople use Edition cars with the highest score in Euro NCAP (The European New Car Assessment Programme). We also work continuously with preventive information and training. Examples include introduction training for new employees, plus forklift, ergonomics, heavy lifting and first aid training. Read more about how we ensure our employees' health and well-being in the Sustainable Employeeship focus area.