Plant safety, the well-being of employees and neighbors, and environmental protection are the top priorities at the Covestro Brunsbüttel Industrial Park. Site security, firefighters, medical staff and workplace experts are available at all times, and the technical facilities are diligently maintained.
There is a clear safety philosophy in Brunsbüttel: every process, every plant, every work step must be analyzed for potential hazards. To this end, the operating teams undergo intensive training and conduct periodic exercises in which incidents are simulated.
There is a clear safety philosophy in Brunsbüttel: every process, every plant, every work step is systematically analyzed for potential hazards. To this end, the operating teams undergo intensive training and conduct periodic exercises featuring incident simulations.
In the event that something does happen, despite every precaution and the utmost care, the industrial park’s emergency response plan kicks in. The measures have been coordinated with the authorities.
The extremely well-equipped industrial park fire department plays a key role when things get serious. Ready to deploy around the clock, firefighting experts not only implement response measures immediately, they also inform the authorities right away, if necessary. The primary task of the industrial park firefighters is preventive fire protection, however. They are involved both in the planning of new buildings and in emergency response planning. And they also instruct the site’s employees in how to react in the event of an alarm.
The services of the industrial park fire department and site safety are assured by the company Vereinigte Sicherheitsunternehmen GmbH (VSU), a reliable, long-standing partner of Covestro with the most highly qualified experts in the field of site security.
The clinic in the industrial park is staffed around the clock, seven days a week. In cooperation with colleagues from the industrial park fire department, the facility ensures that professional first aid is provided as quickly as possible following an incident, and until a doctor can initiate further measures.
Health services play a very important role at the industrial park, and not just for acute incidents. This begins with pre-employment and occupational medical examinations and ends with documentation and archiving of any findings in accordance with legal requirements. Health services staff are authorized to perform all legally mandated and necessary examinations for industrial park employees and employees of interested third-party companies.
In the event of an accident involving chemical products on public roads, the authorities and public agencies can draw on the expert advice and practical support of chemical companies such as Covestro at any time of day or night. The basis for this support is TUIS (link to VCI brochure) – the transport accident information and support system of the chemical industry.
Covestro offers a three-stage support package under TUIS:
Stage 1 - Telephone advice
Stage 2 - Expert consulting on site
Stage 3 - Technical support on site