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Safety stalwart’s 5-million man-hour milestone

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DEKRA Industrial recently marked a major milestone, five million serious injury-free man hours of operational safety.

“We really ‘walk the talk at DEKRA Industrial’,” said Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Manager Carina Brink-Kleinhans. “Our primary purpose is to ensure the safety, health and wellbeing of all staff and that of our valued clients too. This achievement therefore reaffirms our commitment to the utmost safety across the board, on any project or contract that we undertake.”

The five million serious injury-free hours target was achieved at the end of March 2021 using safety “golden” rules the group employs worldwide, including identifying potential hazards, defining safety targets and developing effective safety programmes.

This also includes implementing clear organisational health and safety standards and investing in people and training in order to ensure adherence to these on an ongoing basis.

“A great part of our success is that the people we work with are proud to be part of the DEKRA Industrial family. This has a beneficial ‘knock-on’ effect in terms of their ‘buy-in’ to our safety culture, and that of our clients,” Brink-Kleinhans said.

“We are open about discussion, collaboration and participation from everyone involved. Our next target is six million serious injury-free man hours, which we hope to reach by the end of this year. And I am confident that our collaborative, innovative ethos will help us get there.”

The 96-year-old company offers advanced non-destructive testing (NDT) and asset integrity services, and industry training. With a presence in more than 50 countries on five continents, Dekra Industrial RSA has customers in industries including power generation, oil and gas, construction, petrochemical, manufacturing, fabrication, pulp and paper, rail, mining, steel industry and foundries.

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