Safety Day
Safety day 2019

Wärtsilä's fifth annual global Safety Day takes place March 14th, 2019. This year the theme is Lifesavers which is referring to Wärtsilä´s 10 life-saving rules.

Life-saving rules have been put in place to raise awareness and ensure safe practices for preventing life-threatening injuries. The life-saving rules apply to all workers and partners involved with our operations or visiting our premises.

Safety day “Lifesavers” has as an objective to re-enforce our life-saving rules, and empower our people to act in case they see inconsistent behavior with the rules.

We warmly welcome you to participate in Wärtsilä Safety Day 2019, to spend some time on this website and learn more about the life-saving rules. Test yourself in the online Quiz, and see if you can choose the right life-saving rule to be applied in different situations.

Wärtsilä life-saving rules

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Wärtsilä Life-saving rules

Ten life-saving rules are put in place to ensure consistent behavior to prevent incidents that could result in a serious injury or a fatality. The life-saving rules apply to all workers and partners involved with Wärtsilä’s operations or visiting our premises. 

Implementation of Life-saving rules is part of Wärtsilä commitment for continuous improvement in safety and strengthening our safety culture.

We have Zero tolerance regarding breaches of Life-Saving Rules, and each Wärtsilä local company has a disciplinary procedure in place to address safety violations.

Download life-saving rules presentation here.

Stop Work Authority

Wärtsilä employees and partners have the responsibility and authority to stop the work when identifying a hazard, which could put the safety of personnel, partners and/or public in general at stake.

The employee is required to immediately report the Stop Work case to its line manager/site manager and customer representative, and ensure that the case is registered in the relevant reporting system. Employees shall not resume work until all the hazards with unacceptable risks have been brought under control to an acceptable risk level.

Wärtsilä is committed to Stop Work authority by preventing any retaliation in response to exercising this authority.

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