A MASE CERTIFIED COMPANY
Interview with our Health and Safety Manager
WHAT IS MASE?
The Manuel d'Amélioration Sécurité des Entreprises (Companies’ Safety Improvement Manual) is a nationally recognised benchmark in health, safety and environment standards for companies. In this domain, it is the best known and well-recognised Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) standard by our clients. It is a pledge and a guarantee, for our existing and prospective customers, that our organisation takes these issues seriously and uses reliable methods to assess risks.
HOW DID THIS REFLECTION AT PACQUET SOLUTIONS D'EMPOTAGE ARISE? WHY HAVE IT IMPLEMENTED?
We sell safety. Safety is our profession. Therefore, in seeking to reach the goal of “zero accidents”, we must identify and, where possible, eliminate the risks whether they come from inside or outside the company. Our teams work with different clients every week. Hence, no problem is the same. Instead, there can be requirements owing to co-activity, the weather and a wide range of specific risks. These must all be anticipated and taken into consideration before and during the work
FOR PACQUET, WHAT DOES THIS INVOLVE ON A DAILY BASIS?
Actually, it is a state of mind, and everyone contributes to the process. “I play an active role in securing my own safety as well as that of others; I carry out shared vigilance.” This means training and empowering those who are involved within the company, who must be able to undertake their tasks independently while being fully aware of the risks. A methodology validated by feedback from the field and from site opening and closing meetings with the stakeholders. A single objective: to perfect our know-how.
HOW WAS THE LAST CERTIFICATION?
Following the last certification acquired at the beginning of 2021, we obtained a 3-year renewal for the second time running. It is a quality guarantee and demonstrates the reliability of our system.
WHAT ARE OUR AREAS FOR IMPROVEMENT?
We are currently developing the training of our internal auditors. The objective: that our staff can mutually conduct internal audits on a regular basis in order to participate in Pacquet Solutions d'Empotage's HSE process. We also seek to focus attention on the detection of hazardous actions and the care needed to anticipate future accidents more effectively.
WHAT DOES THE MASE CERTIFICATION PROVIDE FOR OUR CUSTOMERS? FOR OUR TEAMS?
This certification must guarantee, reassure, empower and mobilise everyone of us to apply the best practices of the Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) rules. The improvements and preservation of our safety performance were forged over many years by constantly calling ourselves into question. Over the years, in addition to being something that our customers demand, the MASE certification has also become a requirement for us internally and in our relations with subcontractors.