Work safety, health and more

The employees play an important role in logistics in general and at Schnellecke in particular. Value-added logistics, despite all the automation and digitalization, is especially personnel intensive. Without committed and motivated people, our business is unimaginable. In addition, a family-owned company such as Schnellecke has always felt a special obligation to its employees. Today, we still take this responsibility just as seriously as we did in the early years of our company.

Thinking ahead, finding solutions, and creating a competitive edge – we do not just have to do these things for our customers but for ourselves as well. The safety and health of our employees are of great importance to us. We continuously optimize work safety through diverse measures and offer a comprehensive health program.

Work safety

Our activities are based on, among other things, the internationally accepted OHSAS 18001:2007 standard (soon to be ISO 45001).

  • Work Safety Management: All employees receive training regularly in order to expand their knowledge of work safety and to learn to detect potential risks at an early stage. The Schnellecke Group work safety guidelines are given to all new employees at the time of recruitment. The corporate policies for work safety, the environment and energy can be accessed using a QR code.
  • Risk Assessment: Risk assessments are carried out and documented accordingly for all workplaces and jobs. Identified risks are assessed with a key risk figure and displayed graphically (traffic light system). The risk assessments are checked for their up-to-dateness at least once a year.
  • There are regularly work safety inspections, shelf inspections, and instructions, as well as are regular meetings and work safety and environmental workshops that take place quarterly.


Growing old in the company while staying healthy – Health Management as central task at Schnellecke

Companies are facing far-reaching changes: Due to globalization and demographic change, the market and competitive conditions are changing at an increasingly rapid pace, together with intensified streamlining, a compression of the work, and its restructuring.

These developments also affect the companies and company sites of the Schnellecke Group. The age structure at the sites has already changed in this way: At some sites more than thirty percent of the employees are over fifty. However, older employees also have to be able to handle the strain of physical labor, which often also has to be done under time pressure. That is why capable, qualified, motivated and healthy employees are becoming an increasingly important resource for the success of the company in globalized competition.

This is where the Workplace Health Management (WHM) Abbildung Logo comes in, on the one hand, through measures which contribute to redesigning working conditions to be healthier. On the other hand, offers are aimed at changing the behavior of the employees. Workplace Health Management can therefore make an important contribution to sensitizing employees to behave in a health-oriented way, in connection with increased work satisfaction and commitment.

The central areas of activity are oriented on four pillars of a holistic understanding of health:

  • physical dimension
  • mental dimension
  • psychological dimension
  • social dimension


Site-specific individual actions and pilot projects, as well as Group-wide projects for the areas of

  • movement & Ergonomics
  • nutrition and Diet
  • psychosocial Health & Stress Management, and
  • addiction

are offered. Furthermore, there are offers for special target groups such as apprentices and truck drivers.


We document the results of our efforts annually in a Sustainability Report, which you can download here.

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