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More safety due to individual responsibility

Worldwide. - In September Messer, the largest privately-owned specialist for industrial gases, held its annual Safety Day at all of its locations around the world.

The focus for this year’s event was on individual responsibility and heightened awareness of potential dangers.

In 2015, the European Industrial Gas Association (EIGA) developed 14 ‘Life-Saving Rules’. These basic, life-saving rules on how to behave have been successively disseminated at Messer, with the aim of creating a higher awareness for early identification of hazards and their sources. At this year’s action day, the company underscored a very basic rule: ‘Employees should take responsibility for their own actions, condition and decisions ... whenever the feel unsafe they should speak up.’ At the same time employees discussed about potential hazards for manufacturers of industrial gases in today’s society. “The growing threat of terror and civil unrest is omnipresent. That’s why we would like to heighten employees’ awareness of the potential dangers in this day and age, and to support them in taking individual responsibility”, says Stefan Messer, owner and CEO of the Messer Group.

In 2016, the specialist for industrial gases also developed the series of brochures ‘Safety Pocket Guide’, to steadily increase the safety of its customers. In addition to basic knowledge, such as an overview of danger symbols on the shoulders of cylinders, the guide also offers indispensable know-how for handling gases safely and without any risk.

With its annual Health and Safety Day, Messer has also been heightening employee awareness of topics in the field of environmental protection since 2013.

With the series of brochures “Pocket Safety Guide”, the industrial gases specialist conveys besides basic knowledge also indispensable know-how for handling gases safely and without any risk and hereby would like to constantly enhance its customers’ safety.


Messer Cutting Systems is a global supplier of cutting edge technology. The company offers products and services for the metalworking industry which set standards world-wide. As market leader in its branch, the machine manufacturer supplies complete solutions and concentrates strategically on advising its customers and customer oriented innovation. Here, the company focusses on the digitalisation of processes and products. Messer Cutting Systems is represented with more than 800 employees in 5 main locations with production facilities and in more than 50 countries.

The product range includes oxyfuel, plasma and laser cutting systems from hand guided machines right up to special machines for shipbuilding as well as machines and equipment for oxyfuel welding, cutting, brazing, soldering and heating. Spare parts, repairs, modernisation, maintenance and service as well as environmental technology round out the product portfolio. In-house software solutions optimise production and business processes. The product range is extended by solutions from technology partners, for example in the field of automation.

An intensive dialogue with our customers has prime position – the modern training centre makes this claim clear. World-wide, Messer Cutting Systems is the partner of choice for cutting systems, oxyfuel technology and customer consultancy.