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Spa Monopole


Spa Monopole selects the clearest blend of dexterity and cut protection.



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Didier Pruppers, safety adviser and SIPP manager at Spa Monopole : «"Ever since we opted for Ansell's HyFlex® 11-627 protective gloves, we have not had any accidents involving cuts. We have even achieved savings of around 25% compared with the previous model of glove."





Profile of the customer company

Spa Monopole is part of Spadel, an international industrial group with businesses focused on the bottling and marketing of natural mineral water, as well as a wide range of soft drinks and fruit syrups. Spadel is the leader in the branded mineral water market in the Benelux and has a presence throughout the world with its flagship product, Spa Reine. Located in the heart of the picturesque Belgian town of Spa, Spa Monopole is one of four production units at Spadel, which also has three subsidiaries (in the Netherlands, Germany and the United States), as well as a Research & Development laboratory.


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At Spa Monopole, providing safety and protection for staff is as natural as the mineral water they work with. Spa Monopole takes maximum precautions to safeguard the health of staff: noise mapping, video recording of risk behaviour, regular displays of safety instructions on panels and all PCs at the factory, etc. Wearing the most appropriate personal protective equipment -- shoes, glasses, hearing protection and gloves being the main ones - is of course an integral part of the prevention policy.

When it comes to safety, Spa Monopole management aims to be proactive as well as reactive. The slightest accident or complaint sets off a reaction that is converted into corrective measures to enhance the preventative measures already in place. This method of management reaps rewards: the accident rate among the 557 or so members of staff has declined sharply since 2000. In fact, at the end of 2005, an unprecedented record was achieved at Spa Monopole, and the aim is to improve this even further in the coming years. It's a performance with which Ansell protective gloves are familiar…

The challenge: greater protection against cuts, without creating a bottleneck

In the glass group, the Spa Monopole factory recorded two similar accidents in two months at the beginning of 2005: Wearing cut protection gloves made by a competitive brand, two operators suffered cuts to their hands when pieces of glass went through their gloves. « "We responded immediately by launching a study," recalls Didier Pruppers, safety adviser and SIPP manager at Spa Monopole. "We had to make a rapid analysis of the performance and protection indices for the gloves to blame and located something better on the market without having to reconsider the budgets".

In the opinion of the safety department at Spa Monopole, this type of accident can be very costly for the company: "Of course, we had to replace the member of staff who was unable to work with a temporary worker who also had to be trained. Added to that is the shock to the other staff who witness accidents, as well as the temporary absence of a workmate. Plus the bad experience of the situation itself, the accounting and administrative costs, and so on - which all have a negative impact on productivity," emphasises Mr Pruppers.

The solution: the HyFlex® 11-627, combining safety and effective grip

Out of the various replacement gloves tested internally at the time by Spa Monopole, Ansell's HyFlex® 11-627 showed itself to be the best in terms of getting a good grip on wet bottles. This glove was selected because it performed best and was one of the most comfortable (according to the people wearing them). But above all, it provided the best resistance against cuts and tearing. "Ansell was also able to offer us two choices of colour: white and grey,"details Mr Pruppers. "Compared with the old white glove, which looked dirty after being worn for just a few hours, the grey HyFlex retain their yes clean and new look better, which means that the operators can wear them for longer. The Ansell glove also provides a higher return on investment.".


The benefits: protection, well-being, productivity and savings

For Spa Monopole, a well-protected operator is an operator who feels comfortable working - which creates better productivity. Today, the company and its staff enjoy a number of benefits from the partnership with Ansell and using the HyFlex® 11-627:

  • A glove where dexterity is not inversely proportionate to the protection it provides against cuts.
  • Optimum grip on damp surfaces, and better than expected on dry surfaces .
  • Reduction of the number of pairs used (-20%) as a result of the greater service life of the Ansell glove.
  • Good washability of the gloves, giving them a second life worn by maintenance staff.
  • Operators rewarded by management for a reduction in the accident rate.

Ansell products used

  • HyFlex® 11-627, for protection against cuts when handling materials on the glass line.

  • HyFlex® 11-800, for handling jobs on the other production lines (plastic, cartons, jars, etc.).

  • Sol-Vex®, for handling chemical substances, lubricants and cleaning products.

  • Conform® +, For avoiding any contamination without compromising handling dexterity..


Benefits for the customer company

  • Expertise and advice from Ansell for PPE.
  • Greater productivity generated by better performance and effective protection provided by Ansell gloves.
  • Significant reduction in the direct and indirect costs associated with safety.


    Contacts

    • Ansell: Wouter Piepers, Director Communications EMEA - Tel: + 32 (0)2 528 75 68, e-mail: wpiepers@eu.ansell.com



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