The 2019 edition of the European Aluminium Safety Workshop, held on 12-13 of June in Brussels, confirmed that employee's safety is a top priority for the European aluminium sector. Over 70 safety experts from all segments of the aluminium value-chain, including guests from the U.S. and the Middle East, and from other industrial sectors, engaged in lively debates and exchanges on the prevention of fatality and high-risk incidents.

The traditional Safety Solutions competition, organised during the Safety Workshop, supported the sharing and awarding of good practice and innovative ideas. This year 44 entries, focused on the critical areas of safety, were presented to the delegates for the voting. The resulting winners are:

 

1st place

Solution aimed to increase pedestrian safety and to prevent the collisions between mobile equipment (link)

Company: AluNorf

Business: Rolling

Location: Neuss, Germany

 

2nd place

IT solution aimed to efficiently manage and control the damage of the forklift fleet (link)

Company: Hydro Extrusion Poland

Business: Extrusion of aluminium profiles

Location: Chrzanów, Poland       

 

3rd place

Solution aimed to increase the safety of transported material during crane operations (link)

Company: Hydro Extrusion Poland

Business: Extrusion of aluminium profiles

Location:  Chrzanów, Poland

 

Congratulations to all the winners! 

The workshop was kicked-off by Jack Govers, Executive Vice President, President for Europe and Global Markets at Aleris and member of European Aluminium’s Executive Committee, reinforcing the need for the leadership engagement on safety. "Even a one in the million chance is still a chance. Stay vigilant!" – this was a message from the video pledge to safety presented by Aleris.

The winning solutions will be awarded during the General Assembly of European Aluminium in October 2019, and all entries to the competition are available below, to foster the exchange of best practices across the sector.

 

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Download the 44 Safety Solutions Submissions

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