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The event took place at our company car lot in September 2018. It has been planned for the whole day so that every employee could take part in it.
The main goal, besides having fun, was to refresh our knowledge and skills in the field of safety and ecology. Divided into smaller groups, we took part in first aid training course, tried ourselves in using a fire extinguisher and learned the principles of segregating waste. Thanks to the rollover simulator we had a chance to see for ourselves how the human body behaves during the car rollover while driving at a speed of 30 km/h. Although it was the biggest attraction of the whole event, not everyone had the courage to try it. Some people preferred to take part in a slalom wearing Impairment Goggles or see how their colleagues, equipped with appropriate fire protection, deal with extinguishing a simulated fire. Many people also took the opportunity to ask experts how smoke detectors and carbon monoxide sensors work.
At the end of the event participants received leaflets to consolidate their knowledge about safety and ecology.
LEED – (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design ) is an internationally recognized green building certification system.
The newly built Pratt & Whitney Tubes facility got LEED Gold certification, scoring 69 points, which is the highest score in Poland among UTC units. Our plant is therefore in third place in Poland in the category of industrial facilities, which at the same time means that we have used solutions in the area of pro-ecological design, use and maintenance of our building.
What’s more, the Pratt & Whitney Tubes building is the only ecologically certified facility in the Niepołomice Industrial Zone.
Thanks to LEED iur new building is:
- ecological – all designed areas with greenery are covered with local greenery, perfectly adapted to the climatic conditions, which has eliminated the need for artificial irrigation and reduced or eliminated the need for chemicals. Leaving green areas and the use of openwork parking slabs helps with the absorption of rainwater on the area of the plot and reduces rainwater runoff. The use of environmentally friendly solutions that save water inside the building has significantly reduced its consumption. Vast energy savings have allowed CO2 emissions to be reduced.
- comfortable – there are showers and a changing room for cyclists , as well as bicycle racks in the the facility, so that employees who want to commute to work in an active way feel comfortable. The building and finishing materials used were selected so as to reduce VOC emissions (volatile organic compounds), which has a positive effect on employee health and reduces allergies.
- economical – a comfortable and safe for health building means higher employee productivity and reduced expenses related to sickness absence. The implementation of LEED solutions resulted in energy and water savings, while construction methods used allowed the recycling of a large amount of waste.
Due to the increasing demand on the global aviation market, and thus the increase in orders for aircraft engines, our team is also growing. A year ago, we worked in a team of 300 people, and in May 2018 the number of employees on board has exceeded 400. Because of that reason, one of our employees from the Pipe Assemblies Department, who joined our company as a 400th employee, received a symbolic bouquet of flowers from the Director General, and the rest of the crew celebrated this day with sweet strawberry cupcakes.
We are proud of how dynamically our company is developing and that it is enriched every year with new, valuable employees.