Nina at Work Number 6 - 2017
WORKING WITH SUBCONTRACTORS
We work with subcontractors for a variety of work on virtually every project. Welders and divers come on board, lorry drivers and crane operators appear on site.
“I WANT TO GET A FEEL FOR A COMPANY."
“I WANT TO GET A FEEL FOR A COMPANY. THAT’S WHY I ALWAYS GO THERE.”
Bart Meijering, (SMIT Salvage) salvage master, on selecting a subcontractor:
“When I’m looking for a subcontractor, I always go there myself: How does the company look? What kind of people work there? I speak with the management; ask about their track record, quality system, risk assessments."
“THE NINA SESSIONS HELP PEOPLE SEE THE BIGGER PICTURE.”
Luke Dicks, (Offshore Energy) Senior SHE-Q Engineer at Subsea, about working together:
“When working with different parties, everyone involved should remember they have one common goal: to get the job done safely together. In practice, there can be many barriers along the way. NINA is an arrow in your quiver to change this."
“OUR GREATEST CONCERN WAS THAT PEOPLE DIDN'T SEE THE DANGER.”
Tako de Veth, (D&II) project manager for Area Middle East, on differences in culture and understanding of safety:
“I’ve worked with subcontractors in different countries, but I found one of the greatest challenges in South Korea because I came up against a number of things that were incomprehensible to me. For example the water boundary: safety on land was reasonably well developed, but on the water everything fell away."