Safety is a key focus area for us and for our customers. We work systematically to eliminate accidents at construction sites through the use of preventive measures, advanced safety solutions and training.
Our leading-edge safety equipment, together with a strong focus on skills development, helps us to ensure safe operations for our employees and to achieve our target of zero accidents at construction sites.
The range of safety and protection products offered by Cramo has expanded in recent years to meet the growing demand. However, the most important factor in safety is the awareness and know-how of people working at sites. That is why Cramo has enhanced its offering of safety training for its customers in all Cramo countries. The training courses, which include both theoretical and practical elements, are greatly appreciated by participants.
Improving environmental performance
There are two aspects to our environmental efforts. We offer our customers sustainable solutions with pioneering environmental features that meet their energy-efficiency and other demands. Likewise, we continuously improve the environmental performance of our own operations.
One example of our internal activities is the project to replace all existing Cramo signs with an LED-based solution. The project was launched in Germany, Austria and the Baltic countries in 2014 and in Sweden in 2015.
Cramo also takes an active role in developing sustainability in the European rental industry – to the benefit of all its stakeholders and the environment as well.
Quality management system certification requires continuous improvements in processes and quality management systems.”
Cramo operations in Finland and Sweden have been certified in quality, environment, and occupational health and safety. Operations in Denmark and Norway are certified in quality and environment.
CRAMO’S SAFETY TRAINING FOR CUSTOMERS
Cramo Finland has started to offer a broad variety of safety training courses for customers to ensure a safe working environment and safe practices.
One course concentrates on making working in high places safer. The fall protection course includes theory concerning working in high places, finding safe solutions for fall protection prevention and choosing the appropriate safety equipment for different situations. In addition, the training is an opportunity for participants to try out safety equipment and practice using it in a safe environment under the guidance of an expert.
The feedback received from participants so far has been excellent, and the training will be continued in Finland in 2016.
”THERE IS A HIGH FATALITY RATE ASSOCIATED WITH CONSTRUCTION-RELATED FALLS, AND STRICT ADHERENCE TO FALL PROTECTION GUIDELINES IS DEFINITELY AN IMPORTANT PART OF THE WORKSITE SAFETY CULTURE. CRAMO’S TRAINING, ESPECIALLY WITH HARNESS WORK, GIVES BUILDERS CLEAR INSIGHT INTO SAFETY ISSUES.”
Mr Oskari Peurakoski, Occupational Safety Engineer
NCC Rakennus Oy, Finland
Environmental performance actively enhanced in Poland
Rental is inherently an environmentally sustainable industry, since sharing equipment reduces the need for natural resources and increases opportunities to optimise transport. At the same time, it gives our customers easy access to an up-to-date, modern equipment fleet that is best suited for each job.
Cramo Poland has put a lot of effort into making sure that its equipment is maintained at the highest standards. For example, every unit is double-verified before it is rented out, and a strict equipment maintenance plan is followed at all times. This ensures, among other things, that there are lower emissions and a lower risk of fuel or lubricant leakage into the soil and that the equipment functions as efficiently as it should.
In Poland, Cramo has also created a delivery portal with several processes to support delivery precision and transport optimisation. The transport companies Cramo uses are highly professional; they have the proper vehicles as well as drivers who have operator licences for construction and access equipment. This, together with the portal, makes it easier to manage and combine different deliveries and avoid unnecessary trips. That, in turn, leads to optimised transport, reduced fuel consumption and lower emissions.