'Safety first' at ROTO

'Safety first' at ROTO

The visit of dss+ on the topic of improving the safety culture at ROTO has resulted in multiple lessons learned:

  1. The ROTO group is on the right way to incorporate a safety culture within all its business units.
  2. There is still a lot to improve in terms of safety, because every accident is one too many. 
  3. Improvements in terms of safety will lead to overall improvements of all business operations.

The ROTO Strategy House – Safety as a foundation

Safety is not only an industry-related concern, but a crucial part of the foundation we operate on. Not only should it be a foundation on paper, but also at the core of all daily operations. In our annual report of 2022, the ambitions to further improve the current safety situation were reinforced and gaps in safety highlighted. The goal is clear: reaching a safety index of zero across all Business Units.

Within 2022, there were still accidents reported amongst nearly all Business Units. Accidents describe all work-related issues, including mental health problems caused by the work environment. All of those, we at ROTO believe, could have been avoided and should be avoided in the future. So, what measures did we consider and implemented to reduce all accidents?


Objective safety audits

The two business units De Boer Staal and Rotocoat have taken actions to comply with the ISO 45001 occupational health and safety audit. By doing that, we can now proudly announce that all members of the ROTO group comply with that standard. This is an important step to ensure safety amongst all our BUs and for all our Family members. 


Professional evaluation by dss+

In order to properly understand and benchmark the safety culture in all our business units, we scheduled a meeting with dss+. With the help of the dss+ Bradley Curve, we were able to understand and further develop the safety culture at all our business units. Once more, it became clear that the injury rate is closely connected to the distribution and feeling of responsibility described by the strength of the safety culture within a company. While external motivation seems to be an easy way to go, internal motivation is crucial to achieve injury rates near zero. The goal is to foster a feeling of ownership for the safety culture. This should be followed by a feeling of responsibility for the safety of all team members. 



Our key takeaways

We are aware of the fact that we are not fully there yet. We do not have a perfect safety culture implemented throughout and within all our business units. Nevertheless, we are actively working our way towards a zero-injury rate. One action on the way was meeting and being accessed by dss+. This will certainly not be the last action nor was it the first. With that, we are looking forward to a safer future.

The Sustainable Colourful Metal Family Group

ROTO is a reliable entrepreneurial family business. Our Business Units share our passion for metal and our ambition to reach our goal. Because impact is greater when created together.

  • Independent European family business
  • Financially sound
  • Actively contributing to a sustainable colourful future
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