Health and Safety

Health and Safety Policy




Good Practice: Installing inbuilt battery cut-off switch for dumpers

To eliminate the risk of operating bare battery cut-off switch in dumpers which may result in serious accident; Sonadih Cement Plant (SCP) has installed inbuilt battery cut-off switch for dumpers. Electrical disconnect switches have several important jobs in commercial vehicles and equipment. Battery disconnect switches cut-off electrical power, help protect against electrical fires and theft when equipment is not in use, provide a reliable shutdown of power during maintenance, and protect batteries from excessive drain.

Refresher training to dumper operators

Refresher training was organised for dumper operators at Arasmeta Cement Plant (ACP). The participants were given information regarding safe operation of dumpers. Field explanations regarding basic working of engine and transmission were included for better understanding of the participants. The session was facilitated by Ravikant Yadav (Assistant Manager – Mines) and M.L. Miri (Technician). Total six operators attended the session.

Safety briefing to drivers at ACP

Safety briefing session for drivers was organised at Arasmeta Cement Plant (ACP). The session was facilitated by Bimal Ghosh; AVP – Health & Safety and discussed topics like PRTA, road safety and vehicle maintenance schedule etc. Altogether 15 drivers attended the session.

Spot health check-up at CCP

Chittorgarh Cement Plant (CCP) held their quarterly spot health check-up camp for employees under ‘Commit to be fit’ program. Altogether 75 employees underwent the check-up for their blood pressure, blood sugar and BMI. The compiled data not only allows employees to track their own progress in the path to wellness, it also helps in the ongoing non-communicable disease detection and analysis. Same was conducted for the family members. Waste management system of the township was also discussed wherein compost was distributed to those interested in using it for domestic gardening. Around 33 ladies from the township took part in the camp and approximately 50 kg of compost was distributed.

Annual door-to-door health & hygiene survey

Chittorgarh Cement Plant (CCP) organised their annual door-to-door health and hygiene survey and awareness campaign in the township. Apprentice trainees who were given an orientation and survey specific training, visited each of the occupied quarter in township, conducted an interview and observation based survey (noting points like the presence and condition of first aid boxes, availability of colour coded dustbins and practice of waste segregation, general hygiene and status of pest control, etc.). The residents added their feedback and were also briefed about some common precautions and practices to maintain during monsoon and upcoming winter seasons.

MCP conducted DDT training for stakeholder

A Defensive Driving Training (DDT) was organised for the railway staffs of Asansol Division at DRM office, Asansol by Mejia Cement Plant (MCP). A presentation was made on the safe set of procedure and technique to help the drivers avoid risk and hazard during their duties. The training also covered potential hazards, driver’s condition, skill, knowledge, health and attitude and vehicle condition.

Good Practice: Replacement of TLM inclined belt

‘Care’ is one of the defining values of Nuvoco. The health and safety of our stakeholders, employees and customers are of utmost importance. It is a responsibility that everyone at Nuvoco understands and takes seriously. Our aim at Nuvoco is ZERO Harm, and achieving that goal should be every employee’s target. Taking a step towards this direction, Mejia Cement Plant (MCP) placed mechanical stopper to minimize the risk of TLM belt falling at the time of replacement.

Accident Reporting and Investigation Standard Training at BCP

BCP conducted an Accident Reporting and Investigation Standard Training for its officers. Mr. Vijay Chaturvedi, Sr. Executive, Health and Safety, facilitated the training by conducting an interactive session. Each of the 12 participants contributed to the training by sharing their knowledge on development.

MCP and SCP organized Fire-fighting Training

The fire-fighting training organised at MCP and SCP covered hands-on experience on the use and operation of fire engines, fire extinguishers, ladders, hoses, axes, and other fire-fighting equipment. Trainings also covered fire investigation methodologies, wild land fires, breathing apparatuses, use of personal protective equipment, and salvage operations. At MCP, security personnel were made to check the fire-fighting pipelines and ensure its readiness in case of any fire-related eventuality. While in SCP, the session was conducted by T.B Singh, Deputy Manager – Security for Contract workmen (over 50 new joinees and officers) aimed at increasing the awareness of fire fighting among the new joinees and officers.

Working at Height (WAH) Training at CCP

Training on WAH was conducted for 24 workers with an objective to make them understand their roles in case of emergency or alarms. Inspection of WAH and rescue equipment, use of Work Positioning Support, use of Suspension, Trauma Relief System, types of knots, and use of rope ladder and stabilization of victim after rescue were topics covered in this training.

Engage and Energise Refresher Training at MCP

MCP conducted an Engage and Energise refresher training for 35 workmen that covered environmental pollution, its impact, environmental policy, its target and objective. The objective of the training was to create awareness about the hazards of environmental pollution and its mitigation measures.

Training on Health and Safety Management System at CCP

Training on Health and Safety Management System was conducted at CCP to create awareness on the identification of hazards and unsafe activities on site for 24 participants.

Nuvoco Vistas Corp. Ltd.

Nuvoco Vistas Corp. Ltd. (formerly Lafarge India Limited) has been a part of the Indian construction landscape since 1999; through its cement business. We currently have six cement and close to sixty five ready mix concrete plants in India. We have an established presence across all major cities and towns in India. Our operations across two business divisions

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