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Family day at four locations
This year we had family days in Lillafüred, Balatonfüred, Siófok and Vasad, in the spirit of active recreation.
In addition to many sport programs and exciting activities for children, an adventure park in Lillafüred and a slide park in Balatonfüred were provided for the families of FGSZ employees. Everyone had a great time, children and adults alike!
The second year of the FGSZ development program was launched successfully
The complex development program of FGSZ, called Pipeline provides the opportunity for the participants to learn skills that can be useful in their everyday work.
Among others, they learn about organizational operation, change management as well as negotiation techniques and project management. In addition to participating in the trainings, they also have the opportunity to work on different projects. On 9 May 2019 the participants have presented their results and achievements to the Management as the closing of the first year of the program thus, giving the opportunity for the second-year participants to follow in their footsteps.
Performing a successful SKET* exercise near Nagykőrös
“A gas release activity was performed in the morning hours of April 12, 2019 near the Nagykőrös natural gas delivery facility of FGSZ Ltd., the operator of the high-pressure natural gas transmission system. Our experts arrived at the scene immediately and started to fix the technical problem right away.”
Fortunately, the above-described emergency did not occur in reality, it only served as the basis for the 2019 SKET exercise. However, the excellent organization and expertise demonstrated by our Colleagues - with the assistance of the Disaster Management team –, proving their ability to respond to such an emergency successfully was very real.
Due to the presence of hazardous substances, it is a legal requirement for FGSZ – as the operator of the high-pressure natural gas pipeline system in Hungary – to have comprehensive safety measures in place for the prevention and management of emergencies. The Company must prove its preparedness each year in practice, during which the participants must imitate the emergency response process - starting from the emergency reporting to the solving of the problem-, as if they were alerted to a real emergency. In addition to the professional troubleshooting, other factors were considered by the authorities when evaluating the practice as a successful one, such as safety, environmental considerations and speed. We are very proud that the FGSZ team achieved excellent results in this emergency exercise and we hereby congratulate to all the participants for their excellent performance!
*Súlyos Káresemény Elhárítási Terv - Major Incident Response Plan
New Community Area at the FGSZ Headquarters in Siófok
We opened our new Community Area at the FGSZ Headquarters in Siófok with a coffee day, where everything is given for a well-deserved relaxation.
The Community Area offers a fully equipped kitchen area with fridges, microwaves and a hyper-fast dishwasher. The chairs in the kitchen area are very comfortable and larger tables are available for the whole team to have lunch together. There are also two massage armchairs in the seating area, along with colourful and comfortable sofas. The cafeteria offers all kinds of food and drinks and the coffee is also very delicious…
The „message wall” - a wall surface that you can write on with a chalk – is very popular among colleagues and on behalf of the construction and designer team we hereby thank you for all the positive comments!
Santa Claus Factory, giving a helping hand
Donations were sent and transported to the Santa Claus Factory in Budapest from six different locations by the employees of FGSZ.
The packages that were sent to the centre at the Millenary Park included sustainable foods, sweets, toiletries, toys and books as well.
FGSZ Santa all around
The children of FGSZ employees have eagerly waited for the arrival of Santa Claus and to show what Santa meant to them, they had the opportunity to make drawings for the drawing competition organized by FGSZ.
This year Santa Claus was busy visiting the children in seven different locations, giving out a lot of Santa packages filled with delicious goodies for the children.
FGSZ volunteer program: plogging for your health and the environment
Started as an organized activity in Sweden, plogging spread to other countries as well giving us the opportunity to do something good for our health and our environment. The word “plogga” is of Swedish origin and it is formed of the words “pick it up” and “run”, meaning picking up litter while jogging.
On Oct 13 and Nov 10, the employees of FGSZ Ltd. have gathered on seven different locations to do something good for their health and the environment by spending an afternoon outside. The event was organized in collaboration with the JÖN Foundation with altogether one hundred and fifty participants collecting and having nearly 30m3 litter transported in Hajdúszoboszló, Kecskemét, Miskolc, Siófok, Vecsés, at Lake Velence and at Lake Gébárti of Zalaegerszeg, thus contributing to the preservation of the cleanliness of the cities.
Together for the prevention of breast cancer
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. FGSZ has also joined the campaign that brings focus to the importance of prevention.
On the 16th of October the colour pink was represented not only in the pink ribbons – the symbol of breast cancer awareness - worn by our female employees but also in the clothes of many of our female colleagues – special thanks to those male colleagues who also wore pink – to show their commitment to prevention and providing information. The company sent out an information summary to all of its employees about the important role of screenings and living a healthy lifestyle in the prevention of the disease and the organizers also had a little gift prepared for the ladies.
FGSZ Miners’ day in the spirit of harvest with awards and surprises
Siófok gave home to the Miners’ day celebration where nearly five hundred people, FGSZ employees and their relatives came together for the special occasion, on the 15th of September, 2018.
This is the largest annual event of FGSZ, which began with an award ceremony following the traditions of the past. Kristóf Terhes, CEO of FGSZ Ltd. prepared an unconventional celebratory speech for the occasion, presenting the first results of the Company’s renewed strategy and the Company’s new image for the very first time. The FGSZ employees and guests had the opportunity to get familiar with the new Company image first hand, by receiving gifts prepared by the organizers with the new Company logo on them.
The most memorable moments of the evening were of the award ceremony. The employees earning the award „For the Natural Gas Transmission” were first on the stage and the winner of the Work Safety Competition has also received the roller award. The award ceremony continued, and the employees who submitted their ideas that resulted in savings and efficiency improvements have also been recognised with a Certificate of Appreciation.
Being the host of the event, the Central Hungarian region’s traditional food and wine selection was presented for dinner as well. The “Spritzer terrace” was a popular spot of the evening where Managers served wine spritzers for the guests, such as Small Spritzers and Long Steps while the Vivat Bacchus vocal ensemble entertained the guests with many of their wine songs. The evening was filled with joy, the guests could enjoy many activities such as gaming tables, a photo corner and music being played till the morning.
National ice cream day at FGSZ
Something tasty and cool is always welcome in the summer heat, especially if it is brought right to us, and this is exactly what the employees of FGSZ could enjoy this summer!
Everyone loves ice cream! This is how we could briefly summarise our initiative that took place on 24-25 July, when the company welcomed its employees with ice cream in eight locations. Delicious flavours and good company – a bulletproof recipe for a refreshing experience in the middle of a heat wave.
Family-friendly workplace – Children’s corner in the Siófok office building
It is very important for us to create comfortable working conditions for our employees, to listen to their needs and to help them solve situations that arise in everyday life. For parents with small children, for example, it can be a huge help if they can bring their children to the workplace while they take care of business or even for several hours – especially in the summer.
For this reason, as of July, the company allows employees to bring their children to the workplace in eight locations if it proves to be troublesome to provide for their care for a few hours or if they simply want to show them where mom or dad works. In the Siófok headquarters of the company, employees can also use the Children’s Corner office subject to preliminary registration. In this room, parents can work while the children can be entertained as well: they can play, draw or watch cartoons thanks to the wifi access.This is of course not the only family-friendly initiative at FGSZ. Our colleagues are allowed to work flexible hours or use the option of home office in job roles where this is possible, which helps our colleagues harmonise their work and private life.
FGSZ picnic across the country – we welcomed summer with regional family days
Our colleagues spent a pleasant and active day together in a familiar atmosphere in several locations during May and June, where both children and their parents could choose from numerous activities.
Little spidermen, cats and fairies played together in bouncing castles (and of course the ever-popular face painting was also available), the family playhouse made the entire family move, and many chose sport activities – in Siófok, for example, participants could try tricky bicycles and SUP. Each location offered some curiosity: in Balatonlelle-Rádpuszta, it was the equestrian show and the petting zoo that attracted the most attention, while in Hajdúszoboszló, potteries were created in a pottery house, and giant pancakes the size of a tyre were made and disappeared from the plates in the blink of an eye. In Kecskemét, “plains olympics” were held, and the participants could try their skills in straw bale rolling, horseshoe throwing, cart pulling, potato-sack racing and wheelbarrow slalom.
The name of the event series was not chosen by chance, of course, and everyone could find something to their taste in the wide range of food and drink selection. There is nothing better than being in nature, in good company, with our bellies filled...