10 years of commitment to occupational safety and health
Behind the success of a company are its employees - and their health. That became particularly clear during the Corona pandemic in recent years. At thyssenkrupp, protecting employees and their health and safety has a long tradition. In the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) network, many everyday heroes are committed to the well-being of their colleagues. Whether at the blast furnace, the lathe, or at their desk.
Mohamed Achanyar from thyssenkrupp rothe erde is one of them. He has been a first responder at the Dortmund plant for many years. We spoke to him about his voluntary work.
With 18 years of service in the production department for ring rolling mills, Mohammed Achanyar knows the operating procedure inside out and all the dangers involved. A good ten years ago, the expert in production planning and quality inspection decided to get involved in OSH issues. Mainly to help others. "I think it's fair to say that I have helper syndrome," Achanyar recounts with a grin. "Here at the ring rolling mill in Dortmund, I'm involved in occupational safety and I'm also on the works council. In my spare time, I am also active as an honorary judge for the Labor & Social Court, among other things."
Change of perspective: Recognizing and assessing danger
We want to learn more about the everyday life and tasks of a first aider at thyssenkrupp rothe erde - for example, what you need to bring to the job in occupational safety. "As a safety officer, you learn to look at the company with a different eye," explains Achanyar, adding, "Where is occupational safety acute and where is it more inconspicuous and more at risk in the long term?" Issues such as order and cleanliness also play a major role.
This assessment of hazards is the parallel between Mohamed Achanyar's commitment as a first aider and as a safety officer. Regular in-house training courses are offered at thyssenkrupp for both topics, ensuring that knowledge is refreshed and expanded. "We first aiders are trained by the German Red Cross and the Johanniter, for example," says Achanyar.
First on the scene in an emergency
In the training courses, employees learn how first responders should act in an emergency. "In this context, for example, they learn how to resuscitate," says Achanyar. "In particular, the reporting and rescue chain are key components of first aid that make all the difference in an emergency."
The reporting chain draws attention to the accident and ensures that the necessary authorities are informed to initiate a rescue smoothly and quickly. The rescue chain, in turn, deals with creating a barrier-free transport route for the casualty from the scene of the accident to the hospital, for example. These procedures are regularly practiced by first responders at thyssenkrupp and can be carried out with the necessary precision and calm in an emergency.
"Another particularly important part of being a first aider is caring for the injured person at the scene of the accident," explains Achanyar. "This includes not only physical first aid, but also mental and emotional support in an exceptional situation." In such moments, a lot of responsibility and pressure weighs on colleagues like Mohamed Achanyar. Their motivation? The safety and health of their colleagues.
You can find out more about safety at your thyssenkrupp location onour OSH website