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Health and Safety

Safety Philosophy

"No excuses! Safety is always our priority"- Chairman of the Managing Board of HeidelbergCement"Safety is our foremost priority" Always remember“someone is waiting for you at homeMost accidents are caused by individual unsafe behaviours & practices. To identify & improve these practices “CARIDNAL NORMS ON SAFETY” are in place. Nothing is more important than our Safety. - MD & CEOSafety is our focal point and foremost priority. We forego operational benefits and adherence to time schedule if there is any cause of concern relating to safety.


IMS Policy

We, at Heidelberg Cement India Limited are fully committed towards customer satisfaction, environmental protection, providing healthy & safe work environment to all concerned and our endeavour is to:

  • Produce cement much better than the applicable standards to satisfy the customer needs.
  • Comply with all applicable legal, social and other requirements.
  • Involve and train human resources to upgrade their skills in all areas including safety.
  • Regularly set and review objectives and targets for continual improvement ibn the quality, productivity, work environment and health & safety performance.
  • Prevention of pollution.
  • Prevention in occupational injuries and health.

This policy has been communicated to all the employees and is also available to the public and interested parties on demand.

CEO & Managing Director


Safety Cardinal Norms

Energy Isolation: Work will be initiated on energy line only after ensuring required isolation

Conveyor Belt Safety: Working on the running belt is prohibited

Confined Space Entry: Work in Confined Space is permissible only after obtaining the "Permit to Work"

Working at Height: All working at height jobs will proceed only when "Working at Height Permit" is taken

Lifting Operations: All lifting operations must be done with tested tools & tackles

PPE: All employee must wear mandatory PPE (Helmet & Safety Shoes) and specific PPE as per job requirements

Risk Assessment:  Risk assessment must be done for all jobs and all control measures must be implemented and communicated to the workforce

Accident Investigation: All accidents must be reported and root cause must be identified for corrective and preventive action


Safety Systems in place:

  • Gate pass System
  • Training & Awareness
  • Hazard identification & Risk Assessment and Control measures
  • Hazard communication
  • Permits & Procedures
  • Safety Inspection & Audits
  • Fire Prevention & Protection
  • Accident reporting & investigation
  • Mock drills, Emergency Handling
  • Events Celebration & Motivational programmes
  • Monitoring & Measurement
  • Continuous surveillance
  • Award & Penalty system
  • Legal compliance
  • Review for continual improvement





Work at Height:

  • Right person for the right job - Practical training for all persons required to work at height. Persons authorized to work at height on successful completion of the training and gate passes endorsed by the safety dept.
  • Classroom exercise for carrying out the Risk Assessment and Tool box talk involving all engaged in the job is mandatory prior to commencing the job
  • Work Permit system, only after ensuring the health of the full body harness.
  • Close Supervision by the line manager..
  • Continuous safety surveillance for safe practices, incl. PPE Compliance

Practical demonstration of various safety equipment for safe work.



Machine Guarding:

  • Machine guarding being considered right from the design stage
  • All moving machineries are guarded by suitable type of guards.
  • Continuous monitoring of the plant equipment to ensure proper fitment of guards.
  • Maintenance carried out through Work Permit & Permit clearance procedure.

Guards are considered as an integral part of the moving machineries and no excuse for unguarded machineries.

Guards modified to avoid contact of any body part of the human being for utmost safety.



Driving Safety:

  • Safety clauses incorporate at agreement level and acknowledged by the agency.
  • Vehicles are inspected before first use in the company and after that at regular interval as per the company procedure.
  • Driving Passport is issued in line with CSI norms
  • Vehicle Pass is issued certifying it's inspection as per the checklist.
  • Trucks are inspected for the compliance of minimum safety requirement before it's entry into the company premises.
  • Dedicated pointsman / banksman for regulating vehicle movement at strategic locations in the plant.
  • Continuous training & awareness
  • Regular meeting with transporters



Equipment Isolation (LOTOTO):

  • Positive Isolation of all energy sources, i.e. electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic etc.
  • LOTO Permit & Permit Clearance
  • SMS based Electronic LOTO Permit System
  • OLBC & Ropeway Maintenance (at distance) are also covered by this permit procedure.
  • Multi locking mechanism to ensure each person working on the machine/ equipment has isolated the energy source.


Safety model prepared for imparting practical training.



To enhance safety culture, series of programmes on Behavoir Based Safety (BBS) conducted across the plants and offices.



The Unit Head delivering a talk on National Safety Theme.



Training session on "Group Safety Guideline, Cardinal Norms, HIRA" by Safety Head



Safety Manager conducting a training on "Defensive Driving"



Safety Awareness session for the school children.



Mock drill being carried out at regular interval to check emergency preparedness & response.



Deployment of Pointsman/ traffic marshal at strategic points in the plants for disciplined vehicle movement and to avoid accidents.



Morning Safety gate meeting: Safety Head sharing the best practices and briefing the lesson learned out of an accident, happened in other plants and suggesting corrective & preventive actions to avoid same/ similar kind of accidents in the plant.



Padestrain safety, road safety in the plants is one of the most important safety aspects and to improve upon the visibility during night hours, solar road studs, delineators, barriers, reflective road safety singages, area marking boards etc. installed in the plant.



School children applying their thoughts and ideas on safety through drawing & painting competitions being organized in all plants.



Safety education & awareness through screening safety films/ video clippings during lunch hours in canteen.



Separate pedestrian pathway for safety of human being. Engine ON – Light ON concept followed at plants.



The best example of unity on safety by way of march past conducted on National Safety Day.



Search & Rescue operation through mock drill being organized at regular interval.



An awareness programme on importance & safe use of different type of PPE, a second line of deference and proved to be the lifeline in many cases.



A demonstration through Street play/ Nukkad on Safe working practices during the cyclone pocking job, a high risk activity from safety point of view.



A view of Safety flag hoisting during National Safety Week being observed in all plants from 4-10 March, every year.



Arrangement for safety of human being while tying the tarpaulin (Imlai).