Philippe Coune, Knauf Insulation’s Group Health, Safety, Environment (HSE) Lead for Europe/Middle East/Asia, says: “Risk does not discriminate when it comes to location, situation or job description. Risk is everywhere and impacts everyone.
“That means we ALL must make the decision to keep our colleagues safe. We cannot wait for a manager, supervisor or HSE colleague to make a safety call. Whatever we do and wherever we are, It’s Up To Us to immediately act if we see an unsafe situation or unsafe behaviour.”
At Knauf Insulation there is a major commitment to safety. For example, all 21 manufacturing plants are certified in line with ISO 45001 safety management systems, there are work instructions in place, risk controls, life-saving rules, safety principles established and every access to protective equipment provided.
“All these things are great in theory,” says Philippe Coune. “But the reality is that risk is everywhere 24/7 due to constant change. That is why It’s Up To Us to manage risk all the time.”