Due to the COVID-19 virus, we find ourselves in a situation that is unprecedented

This is how we continue to work safely

COVID-19: The health and safety of our people and our society are key priority

Due to the COVID-19 virus, we find ourselves in a situation that is unprecedented. That is why Ballast Nedam pursues a proactive policy to minimize the effects of COVID-19 on business operations and operational activities and projects. 
Ballast Nedam has formed a COVID-19 Crisis Team and is in close consultation with its customers, stakeholders and employees to ensure that work on our projects takes place as safely as possible. We would like to inform you about the measures taken, in which the health and safety of our people and our society are key priority.

Our COVID-19 policy

The COVID-19 policy of Ballast Nedam is an active policy that focusses on continuing our business as safely as possible to our employees. It is based on the recommendations from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM). Based on these recommendations, COVID-19 policy and rules of conduct have been drawn up to communicate our policy as clear as possible to our employees. In addition, the guidelines and our policy have been translated into posters and banners for our project locations.

In order to continue our business operations and projects as safely as possible, Ballast Nedam decided that wherever possible (and after line management approval) all employees should work from home. All necessary measures have been taken at project locations regarding hygiene regulations. Besides that, guidelines have been drawn up with regard to social distancing of 1.5 meters. We do this by having our employees and the employees of our subcontractors work in fixed compositions as much as possible and to offer more space during breaks, or to have the breaks take place in different shifts. Specific 1.5m work instructions have also been drawn up for 20 common activities, which give our employees a guideline on how to fill in the 1.5m distance from the rule. The aim is clearly to keep the risk of contamination as low as possible. In addition, a COVID-19 coordinator has been appointed for each project. The COVID-19 Crisis Team audits the projects on a regular basis to assure ourselves that policies and rules are actively adhered to. 

Together we are strong

Together we are stronger in the fight against the COVID-19 virus. We ask all involved to help beat this virus and take care of each other.