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Being a specialist for high quality industrial services, the BUCHEN Group also has decades of experience of occupational health and safety. Companies operating in the chemical and petrochemical sector can now benefit directly from BUCHEN’s extensive know-how by outsourcing work safety at their plants to REMONDIS’ subsidiary.
The chemical and petrochemical sector is subject to stringent work safety regulations. Besides ensuring their employees attend all necessary training courses, companies must, for example, have the right equipment on site such as respiratory protection masks, fall protection systems and devices for measuring gas levels. Employees working at refineries must be equipped with gas measuring devices and smoke hoods or wear heavy respiratory protection equipment. Another important task here is to manage and service the wide range of safety devices and pieces of equipment – so that they are fully functional wherever and whenever they are needed.
There are a number of very good reasons for outsourcing work safety to BUCHEN
As the wide-ranging work safety requirements are not directly part of their core business, chemical and petrochemical companies must invest both time and money in this area. Working together with BUCHEN, therefore, provides a solution that is both ideal and cost effective.
Olaf Waterstrat, SafetyService project manager at BUCHEN, commented: “Our industrial service specialists are very experienced and know all about safety issues at chemical plants. We know which equipment protects employees best and have the knowledge required to regularly test and service the devices.” This creates advantages for the company’s customers: they can concentrate fully on their business and, at the same time, be secure in the knowledge that their employees are using the best possible work safety equipment.
In line with its exemplary safety standards, BUCHEN offers an integral system of high quality safety logistics. This includes enabling customers to hire equipment to add to their own stock of safety material or even to have BUCHEN supply all safety devices needed. BUCHEN has set up three regional workshops in Germany which are responsible for handling respiratory protection devices. By doing so, the company can guarantee that they can deliver the equipment to their customers at short notice. The teams of qualified technicians at the workshops service the safety devices so that they are always handed over in full working order. Moreover, if required, BUCHEN can take over all work safety administration work on behalf of their customers. This involves keeping an eye on inspection deadlines, servicing the equipment and documenting devices that have been handed out and returned.
”Our industrial service specialists are very experienced and know all about safety issues at chemical plants.“
Olaf Waterstrat, SafetyService project manager at BUCHEN
One of the company’s first customers to make use of BUCHEN’s novel SafetyService package is the TOTAL refinery in central Germany. This refinery is located on an industrial estate in the City of Leuna and is one of the most modern of its kind in Europe. BUCHEN is now in charge of all safety logistics at the plant. It is, in particular, responsible for supplying and servicing around 100 self-contained breathing apparatus systems, 600 smoke hoods and 1,000 gas measuring devices as well as servicing approx. 2,500 fire extinguishers. BUCHEN has set up a service point at the TOTAL refinery in order to be able to provide its on-site services. Its personnel are, therefore, always on hand to manage the safety equipment and to ensure safety standards remain at the same high and reliable level throughout the plant.