Safety management

Safety is an integral part of our business and prioritizing it in all areas of our activities gives us a competitive advantage. Our work in managing safety starts from our own employees but extends beyond the company’s boundaries, covering our product offering, our suppliers, subcontractors and everyone we work with. With the help of our products, solutions and services, our customers not only enhance safety but also improve the efficiency and productivity of their operations. Safety is vital in everything we do; our overall approach and commitment to safety is outlined in our Health and Safety Policy, and we make it come alive through our safety management tools and global practices.


Our target is for everyone to return home safely, every day. We seek to achieve our objectives through strategic, Group-led programs and business-specific initiatives. Careful safety reporting and follow-up procedures help us build a coherent safety culture, recognize our most significant risks, and validate the effectiveness of our safety work. Safety is an integral part of our business, and prioritizing it in all areas of our operations brings us a competitive advantage. Our occupational health and safety principles are defined in the Code of Conduct and in our Quality, Environmental, Health and Safety policies, and we have several safety management tools and global practices in place.


There are considerable occupational health and safety risks in the material handling industry. Our most significant safety risks are related to factory work, vehicle incidents crane and equipment installation, and the service business, where our technicians’ working conditions vary from job to job. All Konecranes employees are properly trained to perform their tasks safely and correctly.


The company follows incidents and hazards through management systems, the ARMOR reporting system and the AIR product compliance management system, as well as through customer feedback collected after each major delivery. Konecranes has set a target to get all manufacturing units certified against OHSAS/ISO 45001 by the end of 2021. Currently we are 71 % OHSAS/45001 certified. Safety performance is discussed monthly in the Group and BA leadership meetings, including SIF cases.


The KPI for Konecranes safety is the lost-time incident rate LTA1, which refers to the number of lost-time incidents per million working hours. The lost-time incident rate for 2019 was 4.8 (5.3 in 2018), an improvement of 9.4% compared to the previous year. More emphasis was put on learning from incidents through incident investigation and corrective actions, supported in part by our ARMOR reporting system. We also have a Serious Injury and Fatality (SIF) prevention process that includes measurement and prevention tools.


We want to provide a safe workplace for our employees and everyone working with us, and to make our customers' operations safe.


At Konecranes, everyone is committed to our journey towards safety excellence, understand the value of health and safety. Together with our customers, and all others working with us, we aim to be the safety leader in our industry. 





Konecranes is committed to:

  • Behaving safely – always
  • Zero tolerance towards unsafe acts and safety violations
  • Zero accidents and work related illness at workplace
  • Continually improving our safety culture and performance
  • Meeting or exceeding applicable legal and other requirements


To learn more about safety at Konecranes, please review the latest Konecranes Sustainability Report 2019.


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