At Acerinox Group we operate with Safety as a core Value, strongly believing that all incidents are preventable. Acerinox Cardinal Rules cover some of the most critical safety hazards that, historically have occur within our operations and are a basic set of tools to ensure we all go home safe every day.
Developed by our HSE staff, Acerinox Cardinal Rules provide practical support in the application of Corporate HSE Strategy and compliance with the objectives set on the ESG Positive Impact 360 Program.
Achieve a safe working environment through the Identification and evaluation of risks, definition of preventive measures and provision of Permit To Work.
Avoid the risks associated with the movement and energy that produces them (electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic, thermal, kinetic, potential, Mechanical...)
Minimize the risks associated to overhead loads by: Ensuring selection and inspection of Lifting devices and training of authorized personnel.
It is vital that we control and monitor the atmosphere. Most confined spaces have one way in/out and awkward or tight means of entry/egress. ALWAYS have a rescue plan!
Control program for State a hazardous energy sources (i.e.: mechanic, electric, pneumatic, kinetic, potential, thermal, chemical and radiation) to ensure machines and equipment are safely isolated during maintenance or inspection works.
Control the impact of misuse of substances (e.g.: alcohol, illicit drugs, over-the-counter and prescription medicines and other substances that have the potential to impair health, behavior, judgement or job performance.
Booklets, leaflets, posters, stickers... Here you can find all the communication materials we have developed to explain the Acerinox Group's Cardinal Rules as well as the best photos of the 'Safety Week' held in the Acerinox Group last April.
Safety is our way of working. It is the responsibility of everyone, front-line workers, supervisors and managers, to apply these Cardinal Rules, and we are all expected to ensure that all our co-workers comply with them.
The Acerinox Cardinal Rules are not intended to replace or supersede existing local regulations or standards, but to supplement them and provide mandatory minimum requirements and expectations.