No matter their area of specialisation or geographical location, Entrepose teams are unified by the goal to set an example in all its fields of responsibility, and the common culture built around the primary value of safety.
Safety: the goal of remaining “Injury Free on Every Site”
Facilitated by the network of HSE managers, under the authority of General Management, the sole objective of the Entrepose Safety Policy is to ensure that its operations are carried out while remaining “Injury Free on Every Site”. This policy is implemented through several unifying approaches, such as the Safety, I Care! plan, whose logo now identifies all the Group’s safety actions; specific initiatives to encourage coworkers to pledge their commitment to safety, an annual Entrepose Health, Safety and Environment Challenge and VINCI Construction’s International Safety Week. Moreover, most of the group’s entities are certified according to OHSAS 18001 standard.
On site, this policy is relayed daily with support from site supervision through a variety of initiatives. Examples of initiatives include Prestart Meetings, awareness campaigns tailored to specific risks, challenge contests, all of which are promoted through tools made available to employees, such as observation cards or mobile phone applications.
Many actions, taken at the initiative of worksites, aim to increase teams’ awareness of the impact of their work environment, and incite them be involved in efforts made to improve it:
- Alive on Site, for example, consists of watching a film made on site in small groups in order to identify positive and negative aspects of the installations and behaviours. After these discussions, the site workers are invited to pledge their commitment to safety.
- Open eyes cards are distributed to site workers to encourage them not just to report dangerous situations, but also to act to correct them.
- Since November 2015, the availability of VINCI Construction’s mobile phone application, “Watch”, has facilitated reporting using smartphones.
- HSE managers are supported in their assignment by the on-site management team which presents their teams with the measures to be taken during prestart meetings held once or, if required, several times a day.
Health, Safety and Environment Challenge
Every year since 2012, all employees of the Group are invited to participate in the Health, Safety and Environment Challenge, as an individual or in teams. This competition is designed to reward, promote and spread awareness about the best initiatives in three categories (“Management, Organisation”, “Technique, Equipment, Tools” and “Training, Behaviours, Human Factors”).