Construction comes to an end. Safety NEVER does!
The Safety Week at NDI begins.
This is the ninth edition of this important initiative. The NDI Group, together with fifteen members of the Agreement for Safety in Construction, made sure to reach as many construction workers as possible this year.
This year’s Safety Week will run from 23 to 29 May. This time, the motto is “Construction comes to an end. Safety NEVER does!”. Statistics show that many accidents occur during the transport of materials and equipment, i.e. before the actual works commence or immediately after their completion at the guarantee stage. This type of work is often done in a hurry. However, it should be remembered that saving a few minutes at the expense of safety may mean loss of health and life.
“That is why our goal is clear from the beginning. We will be satisfied only when the number of accidents equals zero,” says Justyna Mierzejewska, Director of the OHS Department at NDI. “This year, we will focus our activities and actions, among others, around training workshops on work at heights, vertical transport, trainings for riggers, as well as lectures on responsibility for safety given by Inspectors from District Labour Inspectorates.”
The priorities of the Agreement include also: promoting a safety culture, raising awareness of the dangers of working on the construction site and minimising risks.
“It is important to introduce system solutions in the field of health and safety. Continuous education is also important. And that is what is happening,” the signatories of the Agreement for Safety in Construction argue. “The Agreement has developed a tool, a catalogue of collective protection guidelines, which is an excellent knowledge base for use on construction sites, which will effectively prevent an accident even if an employee makes a mistake.”
So far, the campaign has reached over 100 thousand people. Its authors want to reach an even wider group, because they know that such activities make sense. This is evidenced by statistics according to which during the 10 years of operation of the Agreement, the number of victims in accidents decreased from almost 8.7 thousand to over 4.7 thousand, i.e. nearly twice. Of the 100 thousand employees in the construction industry, there are four times fewer fatalities than 10 years ago.
The Agreement for Safety in Construction was established in 2010. It brings together the largest general contractors in Poland: Budimex, Eiffage, Erbud, Eurovia, Hochtief Polska, Karmar, MCKB, Mostostal Warszawa, Mota-Engil, NDI, Polimex Mostostal, Porr, Skanska, Strabag, Unibep and Warbud.
More information on the website: https://www.porozumieniedlabezpieczenstwa.pl/