Performance & certification
A high standard of Quality, Health, Safety and Environment (QHSE) is vital to our success. By maintaining a high level of QHSE, we aim to meet our clients’ expectations and commit ourselves to creating a safe and healthy working environment for everyone working for Van Oord. We work continuously to reduce the number of accidents and incidents to zero and to limit risks to personnel, equipment, and the environment as much as reasonably practicable.
Thanks to our safety programme, the number of injuries had declined steadily over the past 10 years. In the first quarter of 2019, however, lost-time injuries showed a sharp increase. Van Oord took steps to address this worrying trend. In May 2019, it launched a Safety News Alert campaign company-wide. Safety was top of mind during team meetings on projects, yards, vessels and offices. Teams were given 6 open questions for discussion and a film featuring colleagues telling compelling stories. The campaign generated energetic discussions and served as a safety wake-up call. More than 150 teams shared their safety commitments and results of their discussions. All team agreements and related photos were shared on a special Safety News Alert website. The Total Reportable Incident Rate (TRIR) involving personal injury levelled off and ended at 0.65 in December 2019.
Standards and certicates
The Van Oord Management System provides a framework for managing the company’s activities and the associated risks. It describes company processes and is essential to maintaining the quality of our work. All Van Oord projects are subject to this integrated management system, which encompasses our concern for quality, health, safety, and the living environment.