Safety initiative leads to skip cover project

In spring 2021, a new container project was launched after a safety initiative proposed by Kuusakoski's production manager Jarkko Lahti to improve safety for drivers.

A two-part cover is being installed on all containers owned by Kuusakoski that can be opened and closed from the ground, thereby eliminating the risk of falling. The new covers also received positive feedback from drivers for speeding up their work, as they no longer have to climb onto the container, walk on top of the material, or handle tarpaulins on the ground.

The implementation of the project is also supported by Finnish legislation, which requires fall protection when working in areas where there is a risk of falling. Kuusakoski’s transport contractor Koneurakointi Hirvikoski has also participated in the project.