Sectomo is a modern factory adhering to the Finnish labour regulations and related EU standards. The safety and wellbeing of the workers are paramount. Unlike in poorly regulated countries, the premises are equipped with fire extinguishers and firs aid kits and the escape routes are clearly marked, all in accordance with the company safety plan. At Sectomo all carpenters have completed comprehensive fire safety and first aid training.
Although Secto Design lamps are mostly handmade, some parts of the manufacturing process require the utilisation of circular saws, planers, wide belt sanders and spindle moulders. The machinery is inspected, certified and maintained regularly and new carpenters are thoroughly trained in their use. All machines are provided with operating and safety instructions and the use of protective equipment such as earmuffs is supervised. The air humidity of the factory is adjusted so that the saw dust falls down keeping the breathing air fresh for the carpenters.
Factory work is demanding even at the best of times. At Sectomo, the employees’ physical wellbeing is carefully monitored and the employer offers both a free gym and free physiotherapy for the personnel. Workstations at the factory are individually adjusted for each carpenter and the lighting is designed to accommodate the detailed work they do. All employees working for Secto Design and Sectomo are insured and provided with health care paid for by the employer.