At Hertel, Safety is as important as cost, quality, productivity and profits. Our goal is Zero -0- incidents.
Focus on behaviour
We create the conditions to make sure that safety isn’t just in the hearts and minds of our people, but continuously improving our work practices and developing all employees with the focus on behavioural aspects. We say what we do and do what we say!
A strategy that delivers
Our safety strategy is based on two fundamental elements: We work safe or we do not work, and all employees are executing the ‘brothers keepers’ practice.
Two major programs are on-going to continuously measure our progress and results. These programs are based on changing behaviours – a work place assessment concept - and developing our work practices.
Developing our people
The development programmes provides a balanced mix of theory and practical skills; skills that help our people motivate their teams to work in the safest possible manner. As well as giving our employees an in depth understanding of the safety opportunities we face, the programme provides communication line (top-down and bottom-up) and team working skills necessary to work safe.
Clearly defined systems, procedures and assessments
Alongside this, our integrated safety management system is a twelve step safety system that is based around three pillars: Leadership, Structure, and Processes & Actions. Evaluation of our safety performance is carried out using regular, in-depth Workplace Safety Assessments. These assessments provide an indicator of strengths and vulnerabilities in the implementation of the safety management system. Clearly defined actions are derived from the assessments to help ensure the safest possible working environment.
Sharing knowledge locally, globally
On top of this we also carry out regular toolbox talks, giving tailored instructions to our people that are focussed specifically on the work they are carrying out. This is also a platform for sharing knowledge and best practices from all of our locations, as well as with other contractors and third parties.
Goal is Zero
With over 13,000 people of over 50 different nationalities, we make sure everyone is safe. The programmes we have in place are helping us to achieve an excellent performance, and we are committed to continuous improvement until we reach our goal: Zero Incidents.