ALFA ACCIAI

Corporate social responsibility and sustainable development

Training

Company training takes place on a continuous basis, divided into the following main stages:

  • determination of training requirements
  • planning of training
  • training
  • assessment of the results
  • verification and review

At the end of each annual session, a training schedule is presented for the following year, detailing the training requirements identified. At the same time, the past year’s training report is presented and assessed.

ALFA ACCIAI’s corporate culture has always focused on worker health and safety as key factors in the production process, and training on these issues is considered of vital importance.

Since 1989 ALFA ACCIAI has implemented an ongoing training programme that is constantly evolving.

In the same year the company organised its first officially documented training courses for forklift operators.

This was followed by fire-fighting, first-aid and other training courses in accordance with the applicable safety regulations.

Training of new employees commenced around this time. Initially it consisted only of handing over booklets of the company’s safety procedures. Now new employees spend their first day of work with members of the Prevention and Protection Service; they are then flanked by an instructor for several days as they learn their various tasks.

Successivamente si sono svolti corsi più complessi e specifici, quali ad esempio quelli sulla radioprotezione, sui sistemi anticaduta, sull’uso del defibrillatore per emergenze mediche.

Later, more complex and more specific courses were held, such as ones on radiation protection, fall-prevention systems and the use of a defibrillator in medical emergencies.
Hydraulics courses are also held, a good example of continuous training on a specific subject that does not concern occupational safety alone, but aims in general at enhancing the operators’ overall professional skills.

There is a general return to the concept of corporate culture based on continuous improvement, ever more efficient plant and machinery and, more importantly, training of workers involved in the production process.

More recently, the company has held on-the-job training courses and Italian courses for non-EU employees to promote integration at work and in the local community as well.

The Prevention and Protection Service has organised Work equipment courses on the use of:

  • overhead cranes
  • aerial platforms
  • self-propelled vehicles

Several thousand hours’ worth of training have been held since 1989 – a figure that may seem somewhat generic, yet reflects the company’s continuous commitment to health and safety in the workplace.

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