Employees with disabilities
- Women 13.05% 13.05%
- Men 86.95% 86.95%
Learning more than a profession
Understanding and experiencing politics
Political discussion rounds or a conference in the town hall – BPW makes this possible for trainees with its own programme called “Political Education”. It is designed to convey a basic understanding of democracy and not only explains politics, but makes it directly tangible. VerkehrsRundschau has honoured this commitment with an award in the category of training and further education
The program was launched in 2016; 13 modules have been completed so far and 139 trainees have taken part. Current topics such as ” illegal car racing” or “retirement” were discussed at the events. The young adults dealt with party programmes and, under the title “Politics directly”, developed, among other things, a concept for the day care centre of the future in Wiehl, which they presented to the city’s youth welfare committee.
So far, 40 young people have taken part, 29 of them have been employed in a longterm training relationship. In August 2019, four young people have started a new career. BPW is also networking with other companies in the region in order to enable as many graduates as possible to start their individual profession.
Improving learning strategies
Training at the university
How are airplanes built and how do you achieve optimal aerodynamics? Questions like these were discussed by 40 students from grades 8 to 11 at a workshop in cooperation with the TH Köln Campus Gummersbach: They were invited to the university to expand their knowledge in a scientific environment. This “Christmas Camp” is just one of 133 projects that the BPW Youth Fund has supported since its foundation; in 2019 nine projects were sponsored. The fund supports children and young people who are exceptionally gifted or have special talents at school, but also those who are in need. As an association, it is financed by donations and membership fees.
Company Health Management
Great importance is attached to strengthening personal responsibility and initiative. Health issues at BPW are managed by a health workgroup consisting of representatives from the human resources department, the company medical department, the company health insurance fund BKK BPW, the social welfare officer and the works council. It plans and manages health services and seeks solutions for current health issues, such as the reintegration of employees who are ill or the reduction of accidents.
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Skin Cancer Prevention
Skin cancer is one of the diseases that can be particularly well treated with conscientious precaution: The earlier malicious changes or their precursors are detected, the better are the chances of recovery. As part of the 2019 preventive healthcare programme, BPW employees were able to complete the screening particularly conveniently at the company doctor Gunnar Heymer. He carried out 195 examinations in autumn 2019. This offer is supported by the company’s own health insurance fund BKK BPW.
Skin Cancer Prevention
Responsible and legal compliance
Medical assistance on the road
Many truck drivers postpone health problems when they are on the road because it is extremely difficult for them to find a doctor during opening hours and of course to park their 40-ton truck in front of a doctor’s office. BPW is a member of the DocStop initiative, which provides truck drivers with uncomplicated medical care “on tour”. The company doctor Dr. med. Dr. Gunnar Heymer has been treating drivers at the company headquarters in Wiehl since March 2020. Appointments with doctors like him are made via the Europe-wide hotline 00800 03627867. When a driver calls the nearest DocStop location is determined. They can also be called up by smartphone via numerous driver apps which also inform about possible parking facilities.
Television report by RTL West in German language
BPW is one of the first supporters of #LogistikHilft. It is a joint initiative of the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI), the Federal Association of Road Haulage, Logistics and Disposal (BGL), the Logistics Alliance Germany, the Fraunhofer IML and the non-profit association DocStop / SaniStop. Patrons of the initiative are Federal Minister Andreas Scheuer and the Federal Government Coordinator for Freight Transport and Logistics, Parliamentary State Secretary Steffen Bilger.