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On this page you find all information related to safety which is important for you to know and be aware about. Please always follow our safety instructions.

8 life saving rules

1. Always wear a seat belt in a vehicle.
2. Never exceed the speed limit or use a mobile phone without hands-free when driving.
3. Never drive or work under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
4. Always work under a valid work permit when required.
5. Always use safety gear when working at heights.
6. Always verify the isolation of energy sources before starting the work.
7. Never bypass or break safety critical equipment.
8. Never walk or stand close to working.

Pictogram of safety west


Safety goals

  • Our goal is zero accidents in everything we do
  • One safety observation/person, also service providers
  • Demanding lifting work requires a lifting plan and an assembly inspection for mobile cranes
  • Work permit for each job
  • A written risk assessment for a job must be done before the work begins and the worker must have it with them when the work is performed
  • Safety rounds are scheduled ahead of time and carried out according to the schedule. Follow-up at shutdown meetings
  • The main supplier of the work for the investment and major repair work must draw up a written safety plan

Repeated failure to obey safety rules results to a removal of the person from the mill area for a year.

Safety personnel

  • Sari Kanniainen, OHS Manager, Stora Enso, p. +358 40 750 5251
  • Pasi Repola, Mill Safety Manager, Stora Enso, Oulu p.+358 40 843 3641
  • Kari Neuvonen, Safety Specialist, Efora, p. +358 40 135 3710
  • Mika Lampinen, OHS Delegate (blue collar), Efora, p. +358 40 484 5621
  • Juha Ojalehto, Occupational Safety Representative (officials), Efora, p. +358 400 595 4957
  • Juha Pöllänen, OHS Delegate, Stora Enso, p.+358 407732017
  • Matti Tikkala, Occupational Safety Representative (employees), Stora Enso, p. +358 40 735 7211

Safety training

To be allowed to work in the mill area, you must have completed:

  • an occupational safety card
  • first-aid fire-fighting training (minimum requirement)
  • Stora Enso's general safety induction
  • Oulu Mills' local safety induction
  • department-specific safety briefing

You can complete Stora Enso's general safety induction and Oulu Mills' local safety induction in the following address:

Password: sesafety

The general induction takes around an hour to complete. The local induction takes around 20 min and it must be completed in one go for it to be saved. The Stora Enso of induction is valid for two years and Oulu Mill induction is valid one yaer.

The department-specific safety briefing takes place at the mill.

Personal protective equipment

Always when working at the mill:

  • helmet with chinstrap
  • protective goggles (sealed model if required), also when moving around outside
  • protective gloves
  • hearing protection
  • protective footwear
  • high visibility clothing EN 471-2 (when moving around outside or in warehouse)
  • long-sleeved work clothing

Protective clothing according to the situation.

When handling chemicals, chemical pipelines and chemical equipment, a full protective mask must be worn and the instructions of the safety data sheet must be adhered to.

Basic work clothes in maintenance, service and installation work are a work jacket and/or long- sleeved work shirt and trousers, bib-and-brace overall combination outfit or coverall. The protective clothing must be worn so that the outfit covers both the upper and lower body, neck, arms and legs.

Full face mask with ABEK-P3 filter for gases.

At least an FFP3 class mask is required at the effluent treatment plant.

A welding helmet for welding and ALWAYS a fresh air breathing apparatus in stainless steel welding.

Concentration meter in all confined spaces, also measuring gas concentrations according to departmental guidelines.

NB! For work in the power plant's liquor line area, the work team must have a hydrogen sulphide concentration meter (H2S) and in the odorous gas boiler area (HK1, HK2, HK3/IMAGE project) a sulphur dioxide concentration meter (SO2). Tähän tulossa lisää täsmennystä.

Lifting and tools

  • When using a personnel lifting device, fall protection must be worn and a safety rope must be attached in order to prevent falling.
  • Special lifting requires written lifting plans
  • Written commissioning inspections must be carried out for mobile cranes
  • Daily commissioning inspections for personnel lifting devices are carried out by the supervisors of the company using the device and under the supervision of whom the user of the device works.
  • The supervisors of the company using the personnel lifting device grant the permits to its personnel to use the device. The permit is recorded in, for example, a notebook from where the granting of the permit can be checked before the device is taken into use.
  • The lifting tools must be in good shape and inspected


  • Scaffolding must only be built according to building safety regulations, such as work scaffold ramps: Government Decree on the Safety of Construction Work (205/2009), chapter 11 (see: section 64) and chapter 12 (see: section 67)
  • The inspected scaffolding must include a scaffold tag
  • The commissioning inspection is carried out by the builder of the scaffolding and by the scaffolding contractor or their representative
  • Work carried out at height is done using suitable scaffolding or a personnel lifting device. A leaning ladder must not be used as a work platform.
  • A-frame ladders must not be used if the work re- quires the use of electrical tools or tools requiring the use of force.
  • Before using an A-frame ladder, check that the legs of the ladder are resting on a hard and level surface.

Restricting the work area

Sufficient work site area restrictions must be in place when carrying out lifting work, personnel lifting device work and other work that requires restricting the area. Suppliers must be equipped with adequate marking and restricting equipment when coming to work.

Preparing for emergency situations


  • The supplier must have sufficient first aid equipment and trained personnel at the site
  • If necessary, there are first aid equipment in the garages and control rooms
  • At the start of the work, you must familiarize yourself with the area's emergency showers and eye rinsing points


In addition to minimum fire extinguishing equipment and protective equipment, persons carrying out hot work must be equipped with at least one 25-39 mm / 20 m fire hose with a 2" claw connector and a matching nozzle.

Gas hazard

  • The supplier brings the required personal protective equipment and concentration meters to the worksite
  • When work starts at the worksite, workers must familiarise themselves with the area's fire and emergency instructions and the location of the defibrillators in the mill area
  • Review how to call for help and the locations of the gas shelters beforehand. In emergencies, always call 112.

Always inform work supervisor in case of accidents and safety observations

Hazardous chemicals in the mill area

  • Chlorine dioxide water
  • Hydrogen sulphide
  • White liquor
  • Boiler ash from incineration plants using biofuels

Emergency call

Emergency number: 112

When placing the call, state:

  • who you are
  • what has happened
  • where it happened  Oulu Mill (door number etc.)
  • is anyone in danger

Answer any questions.

Do not end the call before you are told to do so.

Arrange for someone to show the way.

After calling emergency number 112, call Oulu factory area Security Supervisor tel. 040 507 3919.

When placing the call, state:

  • who you are
  • what has happened
  • where it happened (door number etc.)
  • is anyone in danger

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