Does a CEO really need to care about what employees have on their hands and feet?
Published: 24 May 2022, 09:00 Updated: 30 May 2022, 17:39“By putting protective gloves and safety shoes in a larger context, we can save a lot of money for our clients,” says Mattias Fältman, Key Account Manager at Ejendals and one of those who work with Safety Concept. “But of course the most important thing is to counteract injuries and suffering. It can not be valued in money. ”Selling safety shoes and gloves is one thing. Ensuring that the products do the right job, at the right cost and with minimal environmental impact is another. Follow when the specialists at the protective equipment company Ejendals talk about how, by putting personal protective equipment in a larger context, they contribute to fewer injuries, higher productivity and lower costs at their customer companies. It’s just like in the kitchen – some chefs succeed better than others even when everyone has the same ingredients. The secret is in the recipe. And in the touch. At the company Ejendals, the raw materials are protective gloves and safety shoes. The recipe is called Safety Concept. And the touch – it is in a large organization with knowledgeable dedicated specialists in creating a world with fewer injuries in working life. Ejendals has been around for 70 years and is a family-owned Swedish company with headquarters in Leksand and sales in many countries. The company develops and manufactures premium products in personal protective equipment – Tegera protective gloves and Jala’s protective shoes. Zero injuries to hands and feet42% of all occupational injuries (according to the Swedish Work Environment Authority) affect the hands and feet. Ejendals specializes in preventing these injuries with the right protective equipment and formulates its vision: Zero injuries to hands and feet for the benefit of both the employee and the company and society. But for the vision to become a reality, Ejendals has gone one step further than delivering gloves and shoes. The company has created a thinking and a service package that gives customers better productivity, lower costs, less environmental impact but above all less personal injury and less human suffering among employees. The service package is called Ejendals Safety Concept and offers its large customers 5 clear simple steps to a better solution. The method is circular and the idea is that improvements should be constantly ongoing. Let’s step into the model “2 o’clock”.Safety rounds are the basis of the solutionsCompanies have a legal obligation to carry out risk analyzes and rounds regarding safety in the workplace. As a strong support in this work, Ejendals conducts hand and foot protection rounds. Ejendals goes through the customer company’s operations together with the customer – identifies risks and maps needs. Many different types of gloves and shoes with different protective properties are often needed to cover all requirements. Implementation is the big challengeAfter the safety rounds, Ejendals presents its solutions to the customer – the right equipment for the right work steps. Product tests are performed to ensure that the security solutions meet the needs and make the necessary adjustments if necessary. The goal is the best possible protection and safety with regard to sustainability and environmental impact. But also at the lowest cost and here Ejendals applies TCO – Total Cost of Ownership. With this in mind, it is possible to reduce costs without sacrificing safety and quality. Comfortable hand and foot protection with a good ergonomic design that does not hinder work is a prerequisite for the protection to work and for users to wear gloves and shoes. throughout the working day.Follow-up and feedback, how are you?The world is constantly changing. Does everything work as intended? Has workplace safety improved? Follow-up meetings for adjustments, improvements, or changes to the solutions are necessary. In this phase, it is also checked that everything works with warehousing and deliveries. It is not uncommon for Ejendals to develop new protection products together with customers at this stage.Ongoing collaboration for continuous improvementEjendals safeguards long-term customer relationships. Then the highest security can be ensured. Regular meetings provide opportunities for improvement. Ejendals Academy for the right knowledgeEjendals has its own school, Ejendals Academy. Every year, about 200 customers and partners are trained in knowledge about hands and feet and how to best protect them.Concrete results for many customers. Ejendals has used Safety Concept for a large number of companies with well-documented results as a result. Fewer injuries, increased productivity in combination with a smaller environmental impact are effects that are achieved. Ejendals 5 points for a safe, cost-effective and environmentally friendly protection solution.1. The better the commitment and focus, the better the results! Make sure company management is involved in the issue.2. Safety is always most important! Human suffering cannot be valued in money. Many small streams… keep in mind that individual isolated measures individually may not have such a large impact on the end result. But together, all actions can create a very good result.4. Development! We live in a time when all development is taking place at a furious pace. We must be prepared to revise, rethink and rethink. Constantly. 5. Communication is the foundation! Tell employees what is being done, why and what effects it is having. Tell the market too. People need communication. Click on the link if you want to know more about our protection services www.ejendals.com/sv/skyddstjanster. For further information, visit the company’s website www.ejendals.com, where you will also find contact information if you want to talk to a specialist. The article is produced by Brand Studio in collaboration with Ejendals and not an article by Dagens industri