Health, Safety and the Environment – HSE

At Arcus, we have a strong commitment to health, safety and the environment (HSE). Great emphasis is placed on avoiding accidents and injuries. Risk assessments, job safety analyses and root cause analyses are therefore performed on a regular basis.

A particular HSE-risk we face and manage at Arcus, is the handling of flammable liquids. Aside from the high degree of safety embedded in our buildings and production processes, comprehensive emergency measures are in place for dealing with unintended incidents. Employees take part in annual courses and training on how to best handle accidents. Also, a separate rescue team undergoes annual training in hypothetical but comprehensive emergency situations – and this training is conducted with police, fire and ambulance personnel present.

Arcus works closely with the occupational health services and the Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration (NAV) in order to reduce absenteeism. Individual follow-up and facilitation are important disciplines in this regard.

Arcus has its own laboratory that performs chemical, microbiological and sensory tests. All liquids to be bottled at the Gjelleråsen facility are checked and approved by the laboratory before the bottling can begin. In addition, samples are taken of spices, wine and spirits even before they are bought. Production at Arcus is certified according to the ISO 9001 standard. The laboratory of Arcus Norway AS is accredited by Norwegian Accreditation with registration number TEST 062. The laboratory of Arcus Norway AS is accredited for the analysis of free and total sulfites in wine, alcohol and density in wine and spirit drinks.

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