At KONE, we focus on making sure every one of our employees has the necessary competence to perform their work in a professional and safe manner. All employees receive training to a general level in health and safety, as well as training relevant to their respective work roles and tasks.
Every manager is responsible for ensuring that all necessary arrangements are in place to protect the safety of their teams. Employees and subcontractors follow the defined rules and methods to ensure the safety of themselves and anyone else who may be affected by their activities.
Members of the senior management teams periodically participate in workplace safety audits, and immediate corrective actions are taken if deviations are identified. If obstacles to safe working are identified, the work in question stops until a safe way to continue has been approved.
To support continuous improvement in KONE's safety performance, a procedure is in place to report and investigate accidents. The underlying root causes are identified and corrective actions implemented to ensure that the accident or near-miss incident is not repeated. As a result, we have improved our safety performance steadily over the years.
KONE organizes quarterly global safety network meetings to share lessons learned from accidents and near-miss incidents. The meetings also serve as a forum for sharing good practices and discussing concerns.