Safety & Quality

„Quality without compromise“

We have been dealing with high quality cereal products for more than 150 years now. Steady expansion and a high level of dynamics have characterised the development of our company in the recent years.
Our whole attention concentrates on the production of secure and legally flawless cereal products for human and animal consumption, which fulfil the European as well as the German legislation and standards, meet the demands of our national and international clients as well as meeting the requirements of SMETA.

Quality Management & Requirements

The base for the production of secure products is the purchasing of raw materials complying with our complex specifications by a well-educated and very critical purchasing team.

Our laboratory collects samples, analyses them or sends them to our external accredited laboratories before being released at the receiving department to make sure that they meet our high standards.

Multi-stage quality tests are also carried out continuously during the processing.

In addition, we commission external accredited laboratories to analyse our samples. We guarantee the safety of our products with the following quality standards: IFS, BRC, HACCP, QS and with the organic seal (DE-ÖKO-005).

Health & Safety

A critical focus is on people’s safety and health. Our safety engineer ensures that our systems, the equipment and the processes themselves meet the company’s requirements and legal standards. The safety regulations for the work place and the staff’s safety education together resulted in a continuously decreasing number of accidents within the last years.

Subjects of our safety engineer

The area of responsibility of our safety engineer reaches beyond the production area. He coordinates a significant amount of requirements to facilitate our everyday work routine and to make our workplace safer:

  • conducting regular plant inspections referred to work safety
  • annual evacuation exercise for all employees,
  • inspection of fire extinguisher (twice as often as legally required),
  • coordination of first aiders trainings (about 140 first aiders in Lübeck),
  • coordination of the training for the fire protection assistants (118 in Lübeck),
  • analysis and adjustment of every employee’s workstation.

Our health manager

One year ago (May 2018) Brüggen employed a health manager who is responsible for planning, coordination and direction of health services at work.

These tasks include amongst others:

  • operational integration management (BEM),
  • member benefits in the “Betriebssportverband”,
  • supporting “Healthy Leadership”,
  • planning to establish a health day,
  • supporting employees’ concerns (like hot tea in winter / cold refreshments in summer).

Reportable work-accidents (per 1000 full-time employees)

Subjects of our safety engineer

The area of responsibility of our safety engineer reaches beyond the production area. He coordinates a significant amount of requirements to facilitate our everyday work routine and to make our workplace safer:

  • conducting regular plant inspections referred to work safety,
  • annual evacuation exercise for all employees,
  • inspection of fire extinguisher (twice as often as legally required),
  • coordination of first aiders trainings (about 140 first aiders in Lübeck),
  • coordination of the training for the fire protection assistants (118 in Lübeck),
  • analysis and adjustment of every employee’s workstation.

Our health manager

One year ago (May 2018) Brüggen employed a health manager who is responsible for planning, coordination and direction of health services at work.

These tasks include amongst others:

  • operational integration management (BEM),
  • member benefits in the “Betriebssportverband”,
  • supporting “Healthy Leadership”,
  • planning to establish a health day,
  • supporting employees’ concerns (like hot tea in winter / cold refreshments in summer).