A New Initiative "ASP - Act Safety Program"
As part of its overall duties as a Responsible Care® registered company, S.A. TALKE kicked off its landmark safety initiative, Act Safety Program (ASP) in Q4 2018. The program aims to enhance the company’s safety culture and promote awareness through a series of quarterly campaigns which highlights different aspects of workplace safety.
A defining feature of the program is the ‘Act Now’ process, which empowers all employees, regardless of level, to report any unsafe activities via a special form. In the first three months that ASP was in place 1166 reports were received, which successfully prevented several safety-related incidents from occurring.
Analysis of the reports revealed a trend—the three most frequently recurring offences were employees not wearing proper protective equipment; forklift operators not following safe operating behavior such as stopping at blind spots or using the horn; and employees not following standard operating procedures related to trucks, such as trucks being offloaded without wheel chocks or with the engine still running. These insights help the company focus its efforts where they are truly needed in order to create a safe working environment for all employees.
In addition to the reporting mechanism, ASP also incorporates a rewards program, which identifies star employees at each of S.A. TALKE’s sites. Every month, the HSE Steering Committee selects three employees who have demonstrated adherence to the company’s safety protocols to receive a SAR 500 cash prize and a certificate of recognition.
Finally, site supervisors conduct regular ‘Tool Box Talks’, in which they discuss issues and raise safety awareness among their teams.
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S.A. TALKE is a joint venture company between ALFRED TALKE group from Germany. The SISCO group from Jeddah and the Al-Jabr group from the Eastern Province. Established in 2003, S.A. TALKE made a pioneering move by entering the first on-site outsourcing relationship in the region.
Offering a full range of specialized logistics services to the Chemical and Petrochemical industries in Saudi Arabia, S.A. TALKE ensures the highest standards of Safety, Service and Quality in all operations.
Leveraging on ALFRED TALKE’s European competence in design, construction and operation of logistic sites as well as capitalize on wide network knowledge, S.A TALKE provides supply chain solutions including on-site/off-site operations, packaging, storage, transport, complemented by a wide range of value added services focused on the logistics of chemical products.
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