Vodafone India, a leading telecommunications service provider, is one of the pioneers in the service sector to observe the HSW (Health Safety and Wellness) Policy. As a value based organization, Vodafone India is passionate about people.We are committed to achieving the highest standards in HSW, with the aim of providing and maintaining a safe andhealthy working environment for employees, associates, customers, partners, contractors, visitors and member of public. The goal of HSW programs is to foster a safe work environment.
The Company’s HSW (Health, Safety and Well being) policies for employees are amongst the best in the industry. Absolutes Safety rules (ASR) has been developed for health & safety. These ASR rules are not only for health & safety at work place but also to be implemented at home. These rules primarily focus on three key risks- Electrical safety, Height Work & Road Safety .
8 Absolute Safety Rules
I. Always wear your seat belt while driving and ensure that your co-passengers wear it too II. Never exceed speed limits III. Never use your mobile phone while driving IV. Never drive under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs V. Always wear a helmet while riding and ensure that the pillion rider wears a helmet VI. Always use suitable Personal Protective Equipment and attach safety harnesses while working at heights VII. Electrical problems should only be fixed by qualified workers VIII. Never undertake any street or underground work activities unless competent to do so
The rationale behind introducing these ‘Absolute Safety Rules’ is Vodafone India’s belief that doing good for it’s employees, it’s partners and society is not just good for the company, but also for business. And that is the reason why there are many initiatives which ensure that every employee is cared for, not just at the workplace, but also at home….that every partner is made aware of, and encouraged to, adopt the similar policies and that awareness of the need to be safe and follow safety rules is heightened among the general public as well.
A safe and happy employee is what Vodafone wants
Some initiatives at the workplace include: Employees are encouraged not to travel on business after dark, especially when travelling to another town. They have to stop at the nearest town and break journey for the night before resuming their travel the next day.
As a part of its policy, the company does not hire any vehicle which is more than 4 years old. Company has also taken initiatives like Flash Mob, distributing absolute safety rules fliers and Nukkad Nataks within the city to educate people on the issue of Road Safety.
It does not permit its employees to travel in a car without fastening seat belts, even when they are sitting in the rear seat.
Vodafone does not permit its employees to ride a bike/car without a valid driving license and it does not permit its employees to ride a bike/car while talking on mobile phone. Vodafone makes it mandatory for not only the 2 wheeler rider but also the pillion rider to wear ISI approved full mask helmets.
Vodafone also ensures that all electrical problems at its establishments are fixed by qualified workers only. Regular health checkups at work are organized to ensure that each employee is in the best of health.
Vodafone encourages all employees to leave office on every alternate Wednesday by 6 pm to have quality time with their friends & families to provide a healthy work life balance.
It also ensures that people who work at heights have to take permit for the same & wear proper safety harnesses.
Not just employees, but their families, too. Vodafone cares!