Developments in Industry: Trestle from EVR, Occupational Safety, Higher Efficiency
We have every right to be pleased with the recent developments in our sawmill. Last year we managed to raise efficiency of the work processes, and the higher productivity and finding good customers resulted in manyfold increase in the sales. As all the profit earned in our industry is used to support the activities of the Village of Hope or to develop our industry, our more efficient performance gave us more means to support our rehabilitation activities. Read more about our industry.
In compliance with the current legislation, we have updated or drawn up safety guidelines and regulations for giving instruction regarding all jobs done in the Village of Hope, general rules for occupational and fire safety and for giving first aid. These are not merely papers for paper's sake, but rather a platform to help us teach the men how to work in a better way. This, in its turn, will give them better chances to find good jobs in future.
Last year we set up a trestle in the sawmill to transport the logs from the yard to the sawing site, which decreases the amount hard manual labour, increases efficiency and helps to cut costs.
We are very grateful to the Estonian Railway who donated the rails from disused railhead in Riisipere.
In the photos: Taking up rails in Riisipere area; welding works when mounting the rails in the sawmill of the Village of Hope; the up and running trestle with logs on it seen from outside and inside.