Safety and health are top priority

Safety and health

Focusing on safety together

We are committed to 24/7, 24Safe: always working safely, residing safely and travelling safely. The safety of our own employees, those of our partner organisations, visitors and passers-by has top priority. It is our conviction that nothing we do is worth injury. Health and safety at work therefore is an integral part of our people’s professional skills, as well as of the people with whom we work.

This is how we treat safety

Safety is part of our daily work. We each assume our own responsibility and discuss safe and unsafe situations together. In this regard, we are open to feedback and subsequently deal with this feedback professionally and respectfully. Everyone gets instructions and has the responsibility for protecting the own safety and that of others. Keeping one another alert to high-risk situations is of major importance. This is why an employee is always entitled to halt the work when he or she believes that it may adversely affect health or safety.

We are always aware of the consequences of any changes and anticipate this. It is important that we and others learn from our safety experiences. We share information designed to manage risks and prevent the reoccurrence of incidents. Our attitude towards health and safety is positive and cumulative with due consideration to that which is good. However, when safety regulations and/or rules are breached, we are strict and apply a ‘zero tolerance policy’.

Zero accidents

The aim is zero accidents. We also aim to learn from near-misses, thus enabling us to adjust safety measures. The operating companies Rail, Civiel furthermore learn from each other and from sector-specific safety programmes. This is the only way in which we can transform our golden principle into action: no one becomes injured, everyone stays healthy.

Safety for everyone

Safety goes beyond the safety of our own people. As a visitor, you will have the right access, made the necessary preparations and wear the right safety clothing. Hired staff, cooperating partners and chain partners must be able to work safely with and for us. And the end-user of our products and services must be able to move safely from point A to point B or must be able to reside safely.