WDS is very clear when it comes to all aspects of health: ” WDS does not take any risks”!
‘HEALTHY PRODUCTS, HEALTHY EMPLOYEES’
WDS takes full responsibility for preserving the quality of its clients’ products. Each is handled according to the highest standards. WDS ensures compliance with all the requirements regarding the safe handling of products.
The principles of WDS’s health policy apply to every employee and every WDS location and vessel. They clearly define priorities and roles. The main goal of the policy is to build consensus and to inform workers about safe and healthy working methods. The company also puts a high priority on ergonomic workplaces by, for example, avoiding heavy lifting.
WDS maintains the highest standards of safety appropriate to its type of business. Handling large amounts of oils and fats requires a clean and safe working environment and safe working methods.
THE PRINCIPLES OF KOOLE’S HEALTH AND SAFETY POLICY
To act fully in accordance with regulations as described in the Dutch legislation on working conditions, the European health and safety legislation and any further legislation that applies to the logistics and transportation industry.
To maintain a quality management system throughout the organisation in order to eliminate error and to achieve the highest level of safety for every employee.
To investigate and analyse the occurrence of incidents and to take corrective measures to prevent any re-occurrence.
To apply thorough risk assessment. In this way, sensible measures can be applied to control health risk at each workplace.
To invest in reducing risks by offering clear instructions, adequate training for employees and proper support.
To achieve a culture where safety is a shared value among the staff and is reflected in the attitudes, beliefs, and perceptions of all employees.
WDS is fully committed to running its business in a way that respects the environment and minimises the impact on it. To achieve this, WDS constantly checks its operational procedures and makes sure that appropriate and effective technology is used.
WDS also places a great deal of importance on the responsible use of energy and environmental awareness. Energy consumption is limited wherever possible by implementing effective measures and using smart systems. Every effort is made to reduce waste output. Workers are trained to reduce wastewater, energy consumption and the use of chemicals. WDS conducts its environmental policy through proper governance and fully complies with the environmental legislation.
Extensive quality management over the last 15 years has resulted in a far-reaching renewal initiative for the terminals, barges and equipment. As well as improving general operational safety, this has brought the quality of the terminals and ships up to the highest level.
A TOTALLY RENOVATED INFRASTRUCTURE
New pipes have been installed, electricity cables replaced, a new steam boiler put into operation and more than 50 per cent of the tanks have been renewed, a substantial proportion of which are stainless steel.
The risk of breakdown or contamination of products has been minimised with the newly developed automation system. This controls pipes, connections, valves and tanks in such a way that human error is virtually eliminated.
Fast, clean and safe. That’s to everyone’s benefit.