“THE FEELING OF HAVING TO CHOOSE."

“THE FEELING OF HAVING TO CHOOSE BETWEEN PRODUCTION AND SAFETY IS UNFOUNDED.”
Alex Klaver, Director Boskalis Civil

“Do you know what you should do if the alarm went off now? When I ask this question to participants at a NINA session here at the head office, most of them admit they don’t know.

Then I honestly tell them that I also only read the safety instructions when someone asked me the same question. It is very common simply to accept instructions without actually thinking about them. We need to change this.”

This is what I see as my role:
“Some employees feel they have to choose between production and safety. I can tell you: that feeling is unfounded. We will never willingly and knowingly put people in danger. I see it as my task to gain people’s trust in this area by having open discussions and by keeping my promises. The NINA tools help with this. Consider a project visit: I could walk around with an inspection list, or I can really talk with the people on board.”