Incidents and accidents have a major impact. For those involved, families, colleagues. That's why we take care of each other and do our utmost to protect each other.
We find it important that colleagues take initiative, bear responsibility and speak to each other when necessary. Helping each other when things get exciting and being open to the help of others. That is why clear principles and agreements apply to everyone who works for Ballast Nedam, including our supply chain partners.
With 30 years in the construction industry, Bas Machielse has a lot of experience. Regular talks and toolboxes on safety help him to stay focused. "In time, there will be new insights and different things will be important than what we are paying attention to today. We must therefore continue to improve and learn."
To deliver on our safety promise, we challenge ourselves to improve every day. This is how we build a caring culture that is the basis of our healthy organisation.
Within this culture, we are committed to strengthening personal leadership in safety. That applies to everyone and we ask that always and everywhere. We regard our subcontractors as crucial partners with whom we seek cooperation on an equal basis.
We work with simple and clear principles and agreements. Because if everyone knows and understands these, it will be easier to stick to them. We improve mutual communication, and we ensure that we learn smarter and faster from our experiences. In this way, we strengthen our learning organisation.
Safety is a part of our entire process, from tender to delivery. We investigate all incidents because we want to learn from our incidents and accidents. We share the lessons learned with all colleagues to reduce risks even further. Because if we think carefully in advance, we reduce the risk of incidents.
Board member Olav Padberg: "We shouldn't compete on safety, that's what we strongly believe in. Making the entire sector safer is only possible if we work together, apply the same rules and take responsibility."