Safety is all about behaviour
CEO Joost Knoll is much committed to safety and conducts safety inspections on Hertel sites all over the world. Last month he conducted an inspection at the Exxon SPT project in Singapore.
At the SPT project, Hertel is involved in two of the five projects;
- Foster Wheeler – Insulation and scaffolding
- Shaw Stone & Webster – Scaffolding
The Shaw project involves specialist scaffolding and the installation of elevators to provide access to the manholes for 5 major columns/towers of 100+ heights. Current manpower is 60 scaffolders and 10 elevator erectors. To give you an idea, total manpower onsite is approx 22,000 men.
Together with Michael Schumacher (construction superintendent), Des Leo (safety manager Hertel Singapore) and Marius Nobel (project manager) Joost Knoll conducted a safety inspection.
Joost Knoll: ‘Working on such a complex site with a specialist job requires not only the right skills, but more over the right attitude. It is good to see that our men are well aware of the risks and follow all procedures with according behaviours’.
Some interesting details:
- SPT construction site is very busy on a condensed space. This brings extra difficulties with the work. One of the major problems at this moment is the excavation for underground piping in front of our scaffolding works which makes access nearly undoable and hampers progress.
- At the SPT site a water bottle is standard gear for all working on site.
- Together with Alimak (elevator producer), Hertel provided an engineering plan for the elevators which will be approved by the Singaporean Authorities
- There is a special sign to indicate not to use the scaffold when there is lightening
The overall safety performance of Hertel on the SPT project is very good. On the Foster Wheeler job Hertel recently celebrated 1,000,000 safe working hours.
Wednesday 10th of November 2010, 03:46:57 PM GMT
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