OHSAS 18001 Health & Safety Certificate Awarded to All TMHE’s Truck Factories

The OHSAS 18001 health and safety certificate has now been awarded to all three Toyota Material Handling Europe (TMHE) production sites.

Online PR News – 16-May-2012 – Sweden – Toyota Material Handling Europe (TMHE)’s largest European production site, BT Products AB and TMHE Parts Operation in Mjölby, Sweden, received the OHSAS 18001 Certificate last month. One of the biggest truck manufacturing facilities in the world, with 76,000 m2 of factory space and 1,450 employees, the Mjölby factory produces approximately 55,000 powered trucks and 70,000 hand pallet trucks every year. It also holds over 40,000 spare parts ready for immediate worldwide delivery.

The OHSAS 18001 is an Occupation Health and Safety Assessment Series for health and safety management systems and helps organisations to control their occupational health and safety risks.

“We prioritise and take responsibility for ensuring that our employees work in a safe and healthy environment. Providing a safe and healthy workplace has always been part of the Toyota philosophy – and this enables us to deliver the best products and services to our customers,” says Andres Claesson, President of BT Products AB.

“I would like to thank the project group: they managed this complex project in a relatively short time and found constructive and creative solutions, such as developing the ‘Safety Dojo’, an in-house safety and risk assessment training program, to meet the OHSAS 18001 requirements.”

In 2007, the Toyota Industries Group launched its first ‘Safety Dojo’ in Japan, with the clear goal of creating an accident-free working environment through education and training. All three TMHE factories have a ‘Safety Dojo’ where employees receive compulsory training on safety risks and factory regulations.
* TMHE´s factories in Ancenis, France, and Bologna, Italy, received OHSAS 18001 certification in 2009.