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DB Cargo Polska in the interest of safety

Technique of horizontal transport, demonstration of evacuation with use of ropes, principles of giving first aid and using lifesaving equipment during works at heights – those skills were trained on the area of DB Cargo Spedkol’s rail siding in Kędzierzyn Koźle

An employee runs out of steam during works on a tank wagon filled with dangerous substance. He collapses and as a result breaks his leg. It is required to evacuate him horizontally, give first aid and secure the tank wagon appropriately. This was a scenario of the training that took place on 27 April on the area of DB Cargo Spedkol’s rail siding in Kędzierzyn Koźle.

To constantly improve the occupational health and safety, DB Cargo Polska takes a lot of initiatives and actions which support the achievement of goals that are the elements of the programme of improving the Integrated Management System in the area of quality, environment, safety and maintenance – says Marek Staszek, CEO of DB Cargo Polska. – The activities I mentioned include the appointment of a Safety Council and Teams for Labour Safety Support, auditing the work posts or organising Health & Safety Days – he adds.

The main purpose of the Integrated Management System applied at DB Cargo Polska is to ensure safe work to the employees and associates as well as to prevent accidents and occupational diseases. The abovementioned goal shall be achieved, among others, by continuous improvement of occupational health and safety, continuous improvement of activities related to OHS and supervising the occupational risk, taking into consideration the need to keep the appropriate work environment, compliant with the EU and national law.

The exercises provide knowledge and experience indispensable at real crisis situations. We do hope that our employees will never have to use the knowledge, however, it is always worth to be prepared to each scenario – says Tomasz Iwański, CEO of DB Cargo Spedkol – When providing transports of dangerous substances, DB Cargo Spedkol treats the issue of safety as a priority. Our team comprises employees with required qualifications related to transports of dangerous materials – he adds.

DB Cargo Polska has obtained a safety certificate in part A and B issued by the Office of Rail Transport (in Polish: Urząd Transportu Kolejowego); certificate of an entity in charge of maintenance of rail vehicles on the area of the European Union; and ISO 9001:2009, ISO 14001:2005 certificates. The company is a signatory of the Declaration of the Office of Rail Transport related to the development of safety culture in rail transport.