World Day for Safety and Health at Work
Today is World Day for Safety and Health at Work. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all key and frontline workers who have helped the world through the Covid pandemic thus-far.
MR Marine Group is very serious about health and safety at work. The United Nations states: “The World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2021 focuses on leveraging the elements of an OSH system as set out in the Promotional Framework for Occupational Safety and Health Convention, 2006.”
We understand that, as employers, we are responsible for ensuring that the working environment is safe and healthy for our employees – both our service technicians and our operating staff.
For our service technicians, we have strict safety rules, precautions, and measures in place that all are required to adhere to. These internal regulations and guidelines help to reduce the amount of accidents on board, during maintenance and service jobs.
Due to the lockdown situation, our operating staff have been spending more time indoors and sitting down in front of their computer screens for long periods of time. The MR Marine Group management team grew concerned about the impact this was having on everybody’s mental and physical health. So, Management decided to encourage the entire team to exercise and get some fresh air outside on a regular basis.
We have recently completed two movement campaigns – one in November 2020 was our first initiative of this sort: Walk for Charity. We encouraged each staff member to walk 5000 steps a day, and donated 1000 Euros to the WWF Oceans Project once the initiative was over. And more recently, we encouraged staff to cycle more in our Sunset to Sunrise cycling challenge.
We understand the importance of both physical health and mental wellness, and how this affects not only our productivity but our lives at home.