“This is how you use toolboxes to increase safety awareness among employees and save a lot of time.”
Derustit Group’s challenge and solution
The safety of your colleagues is important, especially if your organization falls under the scope of the Major Accidents (Risks) Decree (BRZO) and is deemed to run a high risk of major accidents. This is the case of the Derustit Group, a company that specializes in the surface treatment of stainless steel in Europe. The surface treatments include electropolishing, O2 cleaning, chemical cleaning and manual grinding. All of these activities imply risks.
This is why it is all the more important for the company to establish a strong safety culture. Laura Rijkers, Quality Manager at Derustit Group, agrees. “We value safety,” she says, “but at the same time, we are very practical. Since we do not want to risk jeopardizing the focus on safe working, it is up to me to continue drawing everyone’s attention to its importance.”
Preparing, conducting and reviewing presentations on safety topics used to take Laura a lot of time in the past. “I didn’t always have the time to do that properly, which could have caused us to fall short of our safety certification. That should never be the case,” says Laura. She thought it would be useful to be able to inform her colleagues on safety topics via online toolboxes or an app. That is why the Derustit Group has decided to partner with eWorks.
The transition to eWorks’ online toolboxes has saved us time.
Saving time thanks to online toolboxes
The toolboxes have been deployed at the Derustit Group for a year. Because Laura and her colleagues are always busy and have little time for further training, the toolboxes needed to be time-saving and easy to implement. “eWorks exceeds our expectations,” says Laura. “The transition from physical presentations to online toolboxes has saved us time. eWorks takes a lot of work off my hands. With the ready-to-use toolboxes, my colleagues are constantly up-to-date without me having to put a lot of effort into it myself.
eWorks’ already-made toolboxes are not only easy to use, but I can also easily adapt them to perfectly match the situation in our own company.
In addition to online training, the Derustit Group also uses eWorks’ offline toolboxes, which are PowerPoint presentations on various security topics already prepared by eWorks.
This also saves Laura a lot of time compared to the presentations she used to make herself. “Not only are eWorks’ prepared presentations easy to download and use, but I can also edit them to suit our own company’s situation,” says Laura.
Laura adds, “If I want to insert an image of our own workplace, I can easily do that. Moreover, the offline toolboxes also tie in with the digital toolboxes. Together they make up a complete training solution for us.”
Easy to use
It is not just Laura who benefits from eWorks’ safety training. Her colleagues and the rest of the company also see the use of toolboxes as a positive development. Laura explains, “If I have to get all my colleagues together for a presentation, the whole company grinds to a halt. That does not always work out well for every department. With eWorks’ toolboxes, this challenge is easily managed. My colleagues can access the training on their phones at a time that suits them and go through the questions – it is as simple as that.”
Always relevant and interactive
Laura and her colleagues are also enthusiastic about the interactivity of the trainings. The “did you know” sections and the videos are especially popular, since they make the toolboxes fun to follow. “Because you can choose from more than 70 topics, there is always a topic that is current for our company,” says Laura. Therefore, the toolboxes are always relevant to her colleagues.
Nevertheless, Laura finds that some of her colleagues still need to be motivated to go through the safety topics. “This sometimes requires extra attention from me, but when I look at the time and effort that the toolboxes save me, it outweighs the extra attention I sometimes have to pay to helping my colleagues,” says Laura.
Overall, Derustit Group is very satisfied with its cooperation with eWorks. Laura feels fortunate that she has plenty of toolboxes ready for her colleagues for the coming years. She may also want to start using eWorks’ DareToCare app to make it easier for people to report incidents in the workplace. This would make working safely even easier for Derustit Group employees!
eWorks exceeds our expectations. With the ready-to-use toolboxes, my colleagues are constantly up to date without me having to put a lot of effort into it myself.
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