Health and Safety: our “zero accident” objective
All VINCI Energies business units around the world, irrespective of their area of activity or operating location, take the same approach to accident prevention and the improvement of workplace conditions. They closely associate their management and their teams in achieving the shared goal of “Zero Accidents”. This ambition is set out in our Safety Excellence programme.
We refuse to consider that workplace accidents and occupational illnesses are unavoidable. We strongly believe that every accident can be prevented and that we all have a role to play. We are united by our commitment to ensuring health and safety for everyone at VINCI Energies: this is one of our core corporate values.
A culture of risk perception
The Safety Excellence programme aims to develop a culture of risk perception among all VINCI Energies employees. This culture is founded on work procedures and instructions, individual behaviour and the proper management of contingencies and unexpected incidents on site by daring to stop, step back and think whenever necessary. “Look, warn, share” means being aware of risks, avoiding injury and engaging in dialogue. These collective efforts to ensure individuals take care of themselves and those around them on each site contribute to an atmosphere of respect and reliability and are true examples of our values.
Awareness and training
Several initiatives are contributing to the development of a risk perception culture. When teams arrive on site, there is a systematic safety induction to make everyone aware of the risks they may encounter. Safety briefings are held before each construction phase or new operation begins, and management conducts safety visits in order to discuss risk perception and ensure that procedures and instructions are adequate and understood. A number of training modules specifically dedicated to occupational health and safety, covering all of our business lines and areas of expertise, are offered to our employees via the VINCI Energies Academy. Information and discussions about accidents, dangerous situations and lessons learned are regularly shared in the business units.
The Safety Week
To spur greater awareness among all employees, to encourage more debate and deal with safety and health issues in the workplace, VINCI Energies organises an annual “Safety Week“. During a week, the employees working for VINCI Energies at all of our business units, construction and work sites, meet in small groups to discuss this common theme together.