Ján Donič, CEO of BOZPO
It goes without saying that the construction workers are vulnerable to a wide variety of health hazards on the job. However, most contractors and owners have had a poor track record in terms of knowledge, skilled personnel, and certifications related to health and safety protection. Established in 1997, BOZPO is an occupational health and safety (OHS) services and consulting company on a mission to help small and medium-sized enterprises achieve a safe and comfortable working environment. The company separates itself in the European Union and Slovakia markets with its unmatched knowledge and experience in the fields of industrial and construction safety, professional state supervision, and labor inspection. Through its specialized outsourcing of preventive and safety services, clients can maintain a secure workplace without spending much on human resources.
Prievidza, Slovakia based BOZPO has emerged as the one-stop-shop for the holistic OHS needs of the construction industry. “We offer a range of services spanning safety coordination, safety and technical services, specialized training courses, occupational medical service, fire protection, environmental protection, revision of technical devices, and more,” says Ján Donič, CEO of BOZPO. The company has also
established a personal protective equipment store to cater to the unique client requirements. Always looking to be innovative in its offerings, BOZPO focuses its energy in several dimensions, spanning knowledge acquisition, technology innovation, employee training, and active international collaborations. The company’s 200-strong team of OHS experts is complemented by several external suppliers, making BOZPO one of the largest outsourcing companies of OHS in the European Union.
At the outset of client engagement, BOZPO comprehends the size, complexity, and location of the construction site and customizes its services accordingly. The company’s offerings are aligned with the legislative conditions of the particular region as well as the client-specific regulations and standards. “We perform coordination of safety on construction sites by performing the tasks of safety coordinator in both the preliminary and implementation phases of construction,” says Donič. The tasks encompass aspects such as the implementation of general principles related to OHS, compliance, cooperation between employers in the workplace, and measures to control the correct application of working procedures. Besides acting as a safety coordinator, the company can also carry out safety labeling, revisions and inspections of machinery and equipment, and more. The company offers worker re-training services onsite, as well.
As a technologically advanced firm, BOZPO has invested heavily in developing intelligent solutions to support its services. The company’s management and reporting solution Eboz allows professionals, managers, and safety technicians to have visibility into the shortcomings at the workplace and construction site. Further, its e-learning portal (elearningbozp.sk) for health and safety training of employees is authorized by the National Labor Inspectorate of the Slovak Republic and supports multiple foreign languages.
Driven by such an exhaustive set of services and capabilities, BOZPO has won numerous accolades over the years. Apart from winning the Safe Enterprise award from the National Labor Inspectorate of the Slovak Republic, BOZPO has to its credit recognitions from celebrated brands such as Volkswagen Slovakia.
With such fame, BOZPO is in no mood to take its foot off the pedal. The company will soon be adding professional activities to its portfolio. It is planning to introduce new technology solutions to support safety technicians and increase the knowledge and expertise of its workforce. Having founded civic association Common Vision that aims to increase safety at construction sites, BOZPO is zealous about establishing partnerships, exchanging experiences with experts from other countries, and bringing new trends in the field of OHS to Slovakia and world over.