Stop Work Authority
Wärtsilä is committed to the Stop Work authority through its statement in the Wärtsilä QEHS Policy:
”We create and maintain safe and healthy workplace for our employees and partners in all of our business operations. We give our employees the authority to stop work if conditions are unsafe or quality is compromised”
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.