Nina at Work Number 2 - 2017

THAT ISLAND FEELING

Frank van Vliet, Project Manager at Combinatie Tessel
“The start of a job is always exciting, especially on an island like Texel. You can’t work with your usual contractors or suppliers because the travel times are too long, housing is difficult to organise and because you lose public support if you bring in everything from ‘outside’.That is why we have recruited local service providers. However this means dealing with people who aren’t familiar with NINA and who don’t have safety as deeply ingrained as we do.


WHAT DOES NINA CONTRIBUTE TO THE DIKE IMPROVEMENT ON TEXEL?

The client (HHNK) has its say
Combinatie Tessel is improving the dike on the eastern side of the West Frisian island. The client is the Dutch water control board 'Hoogheemraadschap Hollands Noorderkwartier’. They attended the NINA Kick Off and Experience. And they share their lunch break with Frank van Vliet (read his blog). What do they think of NINA?


WHAT'S THE EFFECT OF A NINA REFRESHER?

Taking time for safety together with your team (again). That is the idea behind a NINA Refresher. In January, the specialised department for ‘Raw Materials’ organised a session.


WAITING ON SURVEY?!

Erwin Goedendorp, Survey Party Chief
“I work with a team of six surveyors on board the fallpipe vessel Rockpiper. We really are part of the team. We provide the ship with information needed for navigation, for instance about the depth of the seabed.


SAFE CROSSING WITH 219 RIDERS ON BOARD

At the end of last year, the Dockwise Vanguard transported the FPU Likouf from Korea to Gabon. Because of time pressure, 219 riders continued their work during the voyage: completing modules and installations, testing systems, welding, grit blasting, painting. How do you organize safety in these circumstances? Ted Karioen, retired Dockwise Project Superintendent and hired as interface manager on this project, explains.


TAKING CARE OF EACH OTHER GOES BEYOND THE WORKPLACE

Berend-Jan Zonneveld works at the head office as an assets & commerce manager. He talks about what safety means for his job. And about the passion he sees in salvors. “Rows with a capital R, Pride with a capital P.”