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VNT receives State Labour Inspectorate’s award the “Golden Helmet”

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VNT receives State Labour Inspectorate’s award the “Golden Helmet”

october 23, 2015 / News

On Friday, October 23, ““Ventspils nafta” termināls” Ltd (VNT) received the State Labour Inspectorate’s award the “Golden Helmet” for the company’s good practice in lowering such risks as falling, tripping over or tumbling at the workplace.

 “Safety of people working at the terminal is the most important thing, hence the company focuses its work on shaping and developing its organisational culture as safety is one of the its core values. We regularly educate our employees, organise trainings, together discuss and assess work related risks as well as set up our work environment in a way that makes our employees and cooperation partners feel safe”, emphasizes the VNT Managing Director Lars Pantzlaff.

The good practice award competition in labour safety “Golden Hammer” is taking place already for the tenth year. Within this competition it is determined, which are the companies that take care of improving work environment and ensuring safe working conditions for employees.

The competition in Latvia is organised by the State Labour Inspectorate, and the panel of judges consisted of representatives also from the Ministry of Welfare, the Institute for Occupational Safety and Environmental Health of the Riga Stradins University, the Employers’ Confederation of Latvia and the Free Trade Union Confederation of Latvia.