Steps to Enhance Safety

We have designated March 26, the date of a revolving door accident in Tokyo, as "Safety Pledge Day."On this day, all of us in the Sanwa Group think about and renew our commitment to safety. In addition, we have implemented various initiatives to ensure safety, including Safety and Quality Inspection Month activities and the creation of the CSR Promotion Department.

Safety Vows

  • - We will comply with all rules related to safety.
  • - We will re-evaluate business procedures related to safety and pursue a higher level of safety.
  • - We vow to always act with safety as the first priority.

Preservation of Obsolete Revolving Doors in Working Condition

A fatal accident occurred in March 2004 when a six year old boy got his head caught in a revolving door installed in the main entrance of the Roppongi Hills Mori Tower.
To ensure the lessons from this tragic accident remain foremost in our mind, the Sanwa Group has maintained the revolving door concerned in working condition. In 2014, 10 years after the incident, we opened an exhibit hall displaying obsolete machinery to make it easier for observers from inside and outside the company to view.
A large number of people visit the hall every year to observe obsolete machinery in working order as part of training programs on safety for manufacturers, developers, railroad companies and other companies.

No. of visitors
2017: 382
2018: 372
2019: 363

History of Initiatives to Protect Safety

  • Products
  • Awareness
  • Organization
2004
  • March 26
    Accident occurrence
  • Mar.
    Proposed comprehensive inspections and additional safety measures for revolving doors that had already been sold and installed
  • May
    Established Safety and Quality Inspection Week Launched the CSR Promotion Department Enhanced the functions of the Group-wide Quality Assurance Committee
  • Sept.
    Implemented further safety measures for existing products
  • Dec.
    Made an emergency stop device standard on fireproof shutters
Morning assembly on Safety Pledge Day
2005
  • Feb.
    Made a device to prevent sudden drops standard on the Over Slider
  • Mar.
    Designated March 26 as "Safety Pledge Day"
  • Apr.
    Made a device to prevent sudden drops standard on heavy-duty shutters
  • Oct.
    Implemented risk management systems at domestic Group companies
  • Dec.
    Preserved the revolving door involved in the accident in working order
The revolving door preserved in working order
2006
  • Jan.
    Issued the Compliance Code of Conduct and Compliance Case Book
2007
  • Apr.
    Donated entrapment prevention devices for fireproof shutters to elementary and junior high schools
  • May
    Conducted an employee awareness survey in Japan
2008
  • Apr.
    Opened the Installation Training Center
Installation training
2009
  • Mar.
    Opened the Test Center
Test Center
2012
  • May
    Launched the Stop Device for Evacuation (Wireless type), an entrapment prevention device for fireproof shutters
  • Aug.
    Launched the Stop Device for Evacuation (Battery type), an entrapment prevention device for manual fireproof shutters
2013
  • Sept.
    Launched MechaSafe, an entrapment prevention device for manual fireproof shutters
2014
  • Mar.
    Ten years after the accident, renovated the storage site of the revolving door involved in the accident and created an instructional DVD and safety pledge pamphlet
Safety pledge pamphlet
2015
  • Apr.
    Issued the revised Compliance Code of Conduct and Compliance Case Book
2016
  • Apr.
    Quality inspection visits to suppliers (156 companies)
  • Jun.
    The periodic inspection reporting system for fire prevention equipment, a partial revision of the Building Standards Act, went into effect
2017
  • Apr.
    Established the Maintenance Training Center
2018
  • May
    Conducted an employee awareness survey in Japan
2019
  • Apr.
    Issued the revised Compliance Code of Conduct and Compliance Case Book
Compliance Code of Conduct and Compliance Case Book
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