GEP was founded in 2000 by specialists in Occupational Health and Safety growing today to the largest consultant in health and safety services in Greece. In its interest to provide high quality Occupational Health and Safety services to its Clients, GEP has established the most complete and specialized network of Occupational Doctors and Safety Officers with know-how and experience in all sectors of the economy and developed to a valuable business partner.
The trainings provided by the company’s experienced and accredited trainers include among other, the necessary knowledge on First Aid, Fire Safety, Safety of Installations and Machinery, and a wide range of issues of general interest for Health and Safety and the Environment etc, using modern participatory methods.
GEP leadership in the field of Health and Safety at Work training courses is marked also by the e-Learning programs, giving the employees the opportunity of the remote training (http://www.hsetraining.gr).
Presently, the company covers more than 239.000 employees of 1.920 businesses in all sectors, with a total of 11.900 facilities nationwide.
GEP development path was marked by its cooperation with the European Commission and the awarding following to an international tender, of the health and safety audits to the buildings of the EU delegations to non-EU countries. A second similar assignment was awarded for more delegations and according to another tender for establishments in Brussels and Luxembourg. Moreover, another European Organization for the Health and Safety at Work (EU-OSHA) has chosen GEP to develop three digital tools for Occupational Risk Assessment.
GEP is the first certified training provider in Greece according to the Global Wind Organization (GWO) Basic Safety Training standard for wind farms; certification covers Greece, Cyprus, the Balkan countries and the Eastern Mediterranean countries.
The company targeted and prevailed in the high-risk sectors (eg refineries, steelworks, chemicals, etc.) as well as the construction (motorways, infrastructure) and energy (gas pipelines), but also in the field of services and commerce (airports, banks, large retail chains, etc.); its supremacy guarantees and acclaims GEP as a fully-experienced partner for the provision of comprehensive and high level handling in every new partnership.
The lasting economic crisis in our country has created significant psychosocial risk in the workplace. GEP has timely identified the need for containment and has strategically collaborated with Hellas EAP to complete the provision of its health and safety services with Employee Assistance Programs, addressing and managing psychosocial issues of employees. These services are entirely anthropocentric and linked to corporate social responsibility.
The same anthropocentric approach is followed for the training provided by GEP, which is an important part of its activity. Though the H&S training is compulsory by law, GEP aims to enhance through training the personal development of the participants, focusing on their offer to the fellow human being. GEP training courses give therefore to employees the necessary skills to act with determination and confidence when is needed, to save their own and others’ lives.
Finally, GEP is distinguished by the development on behalf of its Clients of Studies and Programs on Safety and Health matters and also in a wide range of topics in line with them, such as Quality Assurance and Certification, Management Systems, Environmental Studies etc.