Link_In the course of the BEST programme, in 2016, a regular “walk-around” was introduced at Brenntag Benelux for representatives from management. Following the walk-around, they discussed their impressions and the safety-related aspects of the various workflows with the employees working at the sites. This is enhancing the common understanding of safety across the various levels within the company.
A similar initiative was launched by Brenntag France: The drivers here wanted improved communication with the managers and a greater understanding of the daily challenges they face in terms of occupational safety. The HSE team subsequently arranged for managers from the HSE, Operations and Sales areas to spend a day travelling around with the drivers. A total of 68 accompanied tours took place in the reporting period and the positive feedback from both sides convinced the decision-makers to continue with this BEST practice in the future.