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Under the policy that "Safety is our number one priority" and the Safety Slogan based on the policy, the HTS Group ensures that each employee carries on the safety cultures and strives to provide safe and secure services.
The HTS Group establishes a unified priority initiative policy every year and works on activities based on the policy and the Safety Slogan.
Once every six months, the president of Group companies at fields and the executive officer in charge at the HTS head office and headquarters send a "Safety Top Message" to raise safety awareness.
HTS assigns "an officer in charge of safety" appointed by the president and promotes a top-down safety activities. Monthly Executive Committee deliberates and receives reports on accident occurrence and Monthly Audit Committee also receives reports on the progress of safety activities and accident occurrence, in order to ensure safety activities promotion and management.
In addition, we have built a system that allows all executive officers, including the President, to receive the initial report and follow-up reports by email in the event of an accident, so that they can take prompt measures to prevent the occurrence of similar accidents.
Furthermore, we have established "Safety and Health Management Regulations" and have built a safety management system for each office and Group companies. Specifically, a total of 82 Safety Instructors who completed about three months of safety instructor mentoring training at the Matsudo Training Institute are assigned to the head office and individual group companies to provide daily safety instruction, and a "Health and Safety Committee" is set up in each office, in promoting measures to prevent hazards and health problems for employees. Moreover, we have been working to improve safety levels by sharing safety-related information at company-wide presentations held each year.
*Health and Safety Committee
|Composition||Safety and health managers and industrial physicians|
(Including company representative and employee representative)
|Holding frequency||At least once a month|
|Main agenda items||
|Other activities||Regular workplace inspections and improvement activities|
In order to protect the safety of employees and deliver safety and security to customers, the HTS Group has been working to acquire specialized knowledge, improve driving skills and inspection skills, and to raise awareness and improve knowledge about safety through a variety of safety-related education and training, as well as internal and external driving competitions, and practicing safety activities throughout the Group.
|Top seminar holding area|
|Higashinippon Area (July), Chubu Area (May), Kansai Area (May), Kyusyu Area (June)|
|Top Seminar holding area(FY2019)||FY2019||VANTEC EUROPE LIMITED|
|FY2018||Vantec Sumiso Logistics (Wuhan) Co., Ltd.|
|FY2017||Hitachi Transport System Vantec (Thailand), Ltd.|
|Overseas group companies that announced examples of initiatives|
|VANTEC EUROPE LIMITED|
|Hitachi Transport System(China), Ltd.|
|J. P. Holding Company, Inc.|
We adopt various safety technologies to vehicles and facilities at each site to prevent accidents.
HTS is promoting the introduction of SSCV to trucks owned by the domestic group companies. In FY2019, we introduced this to 1,254 trucks that operate for business. In the future, we will promote the introduction to private vehicles and vehicles of partner transportation companies.
・Installing dashboard cameras
In addition to HTS Group has installed including those of transport partner companies vehicles to ensure safety of the surrounding area by double-checking both by sight and monitor.
|Number of vehicles with newly-introduced rearview monitors (including back-up buzzer switching devices) (as of March, 2020)||approximately |
Scope: Domestic group companies, domestic transport partner companies
・Installing dashboard cameras
In addition to all trucks it owns in Japan, the HTS Group has also installed dashboard cameras in forklifts so as to be used for daily activities to secure safety including confirmation with finger pointing and calling during operation. We are also installing dashboard cameras in overseas group companies.
|Number of dashboard camera has installed vehicles |
(as of March, 2020）
Scope: HTS, domestic/overseas group companies
・Blue LED/Red LED
*Commercially available LED that is use for light, not a device exclusively for forklift
Each year, the HTS Group sends contestants in "the National Forklift Driving Contest*1" and "the National Truck Driver Contest*2" for the purpose of acquiring specialized knowledge, improving driving skills, and boosting awareness of safety issues.
Again in FY2019, contestants who won out at prefectural-level preliminary contests around the country competed in the national contests and achieved excellent results. Through these activities, we strive to raise safety awareness and prevent accidents not only for drivers but also for all employees.
The HTS Group sent 14 contestants to this competition, where contestants strive for the highest score in both the academic knowledge and skill competitions (inspection and driving).
The contestant of Hitachi Transport System West Japan Co., Ltd. who participated in the 4-ton category received the Prime Minister's Award with the highest overall score in all categories. In addition, the 5th place winner was ranked 1st in overall score for all categories among contestants over 50 years of age, and received the Japan Trucking Association President's Special Award.
They achieved magnificent results by winning higher rankings in all categories, including 3rd and 4th in the 4-ton category and 3rd in the Trailer category, in addition to two winners in the 11-ton and female drivers categories.
The HTS Group sent 17 contestants to this competition, where contestants strive for the total score of three categories of academic knowledge, inspection skills and driving technique, and contestants from the HTS Group achieved good results with four of them winning the prize, including Hitachi Transport System West Japan Co., Ltd. contestant winning the 1st award in the female drivers category and received the Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare Award, and also in the general category, our contestants won 4th and 5th place.
*1 National Truck Driver Contest: An event organized by the Japan Trucking Association, in which contestants compete for the title of Number One Truck Driver in Japan
*2 National Forklift Driving Contest: An event organized by the Land Transportation Safety & Health Association designed to achieve even better safety and to effectively prevent on-the-job accidents
At the HTS Group, we envision a full range of scenarios in workplaces and implement appropriate on-site training sessions based on these, covering both practical training and experiential sessions.
We have also introduced experiential education that reproduces dangerous workplace accident using VR (Virtual Reality).
The HTS Group conducts lectures and practical trainings for new employees to acquire safety knowledge when join the Company.
For safe transportation, installation and setting up of large instruments such as railway cars, power plants and industrial machinery, and precision equipment such as laboratory and medical equipment, it is crucial to make a careful plan and follow through the plan at the site.
For the implementation of operations, in addition to scrutinizing the contents of plans and providing on-site guidance, by making use of "Safety technology handbook for heavy cargo engineering," which will be distributed to all workers in heavy machinery and plant facilities transportation we have been striving for safe operation.
We installed digital signage at various locations at the logistics site and repeatedly display the description, causes, and measures of accidents using videos to raise the safety awareness of all employees.
In order to spread global safety standards of the HTS Group overseas, we have been deploying safety activities in the same way as in Japan to raise awareness of safety management. In specific we send Safety Caravans led by Japanese instructors to overseas and engage in improvement activities together with local staff. We work to improve issues at relevant sites and provide ongoing support regarding safety.
|Overseas safety caravans (including dispatch of safety supervisors)|
From FY2013, the HTS Group overseas locations have held forklift competition for local employees.
Japanese supervisors are sent to these events to boost the globalization of HTS's culture of corporate safety in general as well as to impart safety technologies.
These competitions also serve the purpose of helping individuals to be more aware of their own growth trajectory through healthy competition between local employees.
|In-house forklift competition holding areas up to FY2019||China, Thailand, Indonesia|
This information is disclosed under Article 2 Clause 8 of the Code for Truck Transportation Business Safety.
(Classification of relevant businesses: companies owning under 300 motor trucks for business use)
As an important element of our CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility), all employees at Hitachi Transport System, Ltd. and its group companies work in unison to abide by the following principles, under the initiative of our top management.
Information on transportation safety stipulated in Article 2 Clause 8 of the Code for Truck Transportation Business Safety
(Category of target businesses: less than 300 commercial freight vehicles)
In 2019 business term, we did not receive Statistic traffic accidents defined in Article 2 of the Transportation Safety Management Regulation.
The vehicle management managers of each management headquarters and business establishment managers set an annual plan for safe driving education, and provide driving coaching to driver employees using SSCV (Smart & Safety Connected Vehicle) as needed, in addition to education on the knowledge necessary to prevent traffic accidents.
Regarding the introduction of safety technology and safety education, individual Group companies have actively budgeted for this and promoted activities, and HTS had also budged for a part thereof, such as the introduction of SSCV (Smart & Safety Connected Vehicle) to Group companies, to support the safety activities of individual companies.
We have established a reporting and communication system so that we can respond promptly to all accidents that occur in the HTS Group. We respond to particularly serious accidents both domestically and internationally with a system that sends e-mails to all concerned parties including the President and CEO as the first report.
For Group companies, we utilize the training courses and skill centers of the Matsudo Training Institute to provide sensory education such as training in danger prediction during night operations.
In 2019 business term, we did not receive any Transport Safety Order, Business Improvement Order, Suspension of Use for automobile or any other transport equipment, or Business Suspension Order.
Number of participants in safety training at the Matsudo Training Institute
(Training for Group companies hosted by HTS Safety Management Division)
|Truck driver sensory training||31|
|Manager Safety Training- Forklift||53|
|Manager Safety Training- Vehicles||44|
|Manager Safety Training- in-house factory||52|
|On-site instructor safety implementation training||36|
Number of traffic accidents defined in Article 2 of the Transportation Safety Management Regulation (Total of HTS Group*)
*Scope: Hitachi Transport System, Ltd., Hitachi Transport System East Japan Co., Ltd., Hitachi Transport System Kanto Co., Ltd., Hitachi Transport System Metropolitan Co., Ltd., Hitachi Transport System South Kanto Co., Ltd., Hitachi Transport System Central Japan Co., Ltd., Hitachi Transport System West Japan Co., Ltd., Hitachi Transport System Kyushu Co., Ltd., and Hitachi Transport Direx Co., Ltd. (excluding VANTEC Group)
Workplace accident index of the HTS Group (domestic)*1
|Frequency rate*2 (of those HTS)||0.85(0)||0.92(0)|
|Severity rate*3 (of those HTS)||0.022(0)||0.011(0)|
*1: Excluding temporary employees and employees of partner companies.
*2: Number of injuries or deaths resulting from workplace accidents for each one million total hours worked by employees.
*3: Number of lost workdays for each 1,000 total hours worked by employees.
The following is the data including frequency rate of workplace accidents and severity rate of workplace accidents.