For decades Krah Group employees have been travelling around the globe to provide excellent technical and commercial service to our customers. In the first instance it sounds interesting and funny to travel around the globe. Many people think we’re jet setters in well-developed and nice countries when we perform our job role. This could be right and happen if we were busy in luxury cars or fashion business. But we’re not!
Our business in the industry is to produce machinery/tools to produce large diameter plastic pipes and therewith we do installation works in different environmental conditions. If we consider that our staff is working in countries with a very low-level health and safety requirements, or in areas where ambulances can’t arrive at the place of an incident in a certain time, then we must consider solutions in advanced health & safety training for our staff. Especially during installation of the production plant, staff is handling and lifting heavy steel frames, or using sharp tools for cutting and adjusting the production plant tools. Without specifying any country or region name, how can we be sure that the lifting cranes are well maintained, or the hazardous tools are in accordance with the international safety regulations? Despite how experienced the staff is, if carrying belts tear up and heavy steel frames or machine parts are dropping on the employee, quick first aid is needed to save the life of the employee.
In Europe a simple phone call to “112” is enough for the ambulance to arrive. But what to do when you are on a different continent, where it’s not sure if the phone number “112” even works? Then it’s very fortunate, when staff is trained to save life even in very uncomfortable environmental conditions. We decided to find experts, who can provide such an advanced health & safety training to our staff who are travelling to several countries. The association Uniter e.V. (www.uniter-network.de), which is a network of Veterans and Military related people has a division called “Medical Response Unit – We protect humans life”. We organized an advanced health & safety training with an instructor from the Medical Response Unit from Uniter at our facilities in Schutzbach. The instructor of the division MRU explained the most lifesaving actions like how to stop bleeding with a Tourniquet, a very effective belt, which is used to stop bleeding. Also we learned how to assure that the injured person can breathe, or maintaining the physical circulation of the injured person etc.
Practical exercise on trainee Luilli Practical exercises deepen the knowledge Sandro Vernillo, the R&D engineer of the Krah Group has been travelling to different countries for 10 years and says: “It was the most effective first aid training which exactly fits our specific activities in the abroad deployments. The training was customized for our needs abroad. Especially with the co-worker it’s a mutual feeling of security, to know that we can help us each other on any accident, by awaiting the ambulance or first aid helpers. As time can make the decision of life or death, I prefer to not loose time.” Krah Group will provide further advanced and practical health & safety education for staff in cooperation with the Medical Response Unit of Uniter e.V. Association to save live and health of the employees. More security also for other people who are injured through accidents, our employees will help to save life and health.
Health & Safety Officer of Krah Group