Safe and effective equipment, organization, and work procedures

Health, safety, and well-being of all employees and partners are essential for the success of Sika's business and are core concerns throughout the organization. This requires focus and a systematic approach: Management commitment, risk analysis, health and safety standards, employee involvement, and training and education are key components of Sika’s health and safety framework.

Health and safety culture

Sika strives to live up to its commitments regarding health and safety: “Nothing we do is worth getting hurt for”. The company has implemented management systems according to ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 in all major sites. A strong safety culture is embedded in every Sika site.

Examples: Sika Occupational Safety around the world

60% less accidents, safety awareness week
Safety awareness days

Sika Safety Awareness Days

Safety awareness days were held throughout Sika sites in the Asia/Pacific region to improve overall safety awareness of employees and contractors to reduce industrial accidents and incidents. For each country, Sika established a safety schedule, an activity list and a local steering committee.  

Zero Accidents project, Cerano, Italy
Zero Accident Project

Sika Italy, plant Cerano.

The aims to reduce the number of accidents to zero. Different tools have been applied, from a monthly safety review to a detailed risk analysis (33 different risks covered) and operative instructions.

Safety comes first, Sika Australia
Safety first culture

Sika Australia; plants Canning Vale, Keyborough, Para Hills West, Wanagara and Wetherill Park

Policy of zero tolerance for unsafe practices and full commitment from the Management for safety initiatives and projects. The ongoing activities and measures include Awareness Campaigns, Safety Education, Monitoring and Alerts, Site Audits and Inspections, Root Cause Analysis and Safety Week Activities, Bulletins, or Notice Boards. There were no direct occupational accidents and no days lost from accidents in 2015. 

National Safety Campaign, Sika Limited (Vietnam)
National Safety Campaign, Sika Vietnam

Sika Limited (Vietnam), all sites and offices, Vietnam

Setting up safety boxes, safety awareness day 2014, fire and explosion prevention teams and 6S implementation program at all sites.


97% less days Lost from accidents

5S tools in safety management, Sika UK Ltd. plant Welwyn Garden City, UK

Lean management and the introduction of 5S tools in safety management helped to increase the awareness and commitment of employees to improve the safety of their working environment. “Safety Flashes” raised awareness amongst employees and informed about success stories. Total days lost from accidents fell from 80 (2012) to 2 in 2013 (-97.5%).

Zero accident aspiration via “Nouvel élan” project
Zero accident aspiration via “Nouvel élan” project

Sika France S.A. plant Gournay, France.

The project “Nouvel élan” had the objective to raise safety awareness throughout the plant by conducting root cause analysis and implementing respective action. Total days lost from accidents dropped by 96% and lost time accidents decreased by 78% from 13 (2010) to 3 (2013) as a result of a significant improvement of the safety performance across all levels.

Fall Protection for Admixture Delivery Truck Drivers
Protection systems for admixture delivery truck drivers

Sika Corporation Inc., facilities in in Dallas, Chicago, Florida, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Denver and Santa Fe Springs, USA.

Protection systems in all admixture plants and terminals were installed in order to prevent truck drivers from falling when accessing the upper manholes in the admixture delivery trucks.

Safety Signage System
Safety Signage System

The facilities of Sika Philippines were improved by additional safety equipment and precautions.

All plants were equipped with safety signage including speed limits and accident monitoring boards.  Additionally, a PPE area has been created.