Safety Week at NDI – Stay Safe!
More than 40 events took place at construction sites carried out by NDI, including training in water rescue at the construction site of the Digging of the Vistula Spit, Port in Puck, in Gdańsk Górki Zachodnie, as well as the new NDI investment – the reconstruction of the quay at the Port of Gdańsk, training in works classified as especially dangerous, interactive exercises using a crane simulator dedicated primarily to employees participating in operations related to vertical transport, but also first aid training or lectures conducted by inspectors of the National Labour Inspectorate (PIP). The national initiative of the Safety Week will run until Sunday.
This is already the eighth edition of the Safety Week on Polish construction sites. The initiator of this campaign is the Agreement for Construction Safety, i.e. a group of 14 signatories and 2 associate members who joined together to work to improve safety in their environment. The motto of this year’s edition is “Stay safe”.
“There are certain areas where there is no room for compromise. One of them is the construction site,” emphasises Justyna Mierzejewska, Head of the OHS Department in the NDI Group, which is an ordinary member of the Agreement.
Security shows, lectures given by inspectors of the National Labour Inspectorate, first aid trainings, workshops and presentations of good health and safety practices are held simultaneously at the largest construction sites in Poland.
“By ensuring high health and safety standards at our construction sites, we care for our and our coworkers’ health. The use of such practices also ensures better coordination of construction works and faster closure of subsequent stages. Therefore, stay safe!” encourage the initiators of the campaign from the Agreement for Construction Safety.
The organization was founded in 2010. Since then, the number of people injured in accidents on Polish construction sites has decreased almost twice. There are four times less fatalities per 100,000 employees today.
According to Eurostat, in the years 2009-2018, among all European Union countries, it was Poland that improved security in this area the most. From the country with the highest number of fatal accidents per 100,000 employees (21.49), it moved up in the ranking and currently is among the countries with the lowest rate of the most serious incidents (5.18). But the goal of the Agreement members is clear – zero accidents at construction sites.
A great celebration of responsibility and common sense at work, which unites and integrates the entire construction industry, will last until Sunday, October 10.