Care for human capital CSR 2016 – Boskalis 44 Safety is a core value and a top priority at our company. With the objective of No Injuries No Accidents (NINA), which is also the name of our safety program, we want our employees to return from work safely each day. Since the implementation of NINA six years ago safety awareness at Boskalis has increased significantly and, more importantly, has resulted in a decline of the Lost Time Injury Frequency (LTIF) by more than 85% during this period. NINA has become an inextricable part of our culture and generates a lot of positive energy throughout the company. Our clients increasingly see NINA as best practice, and our project partners enthusiastically participate in our interactive NINA training courses. NINA holds people personally responsible for their own safety and creates an environment in which safety can be discussed openly. The NINA values and rules make it clear what we stand for. NINA is not just about procedures, it promotes ownership and safety NINA VALUES AND RULES VALUES – I am responsible for my own safety – I approach others about working safely – I take action in case of unsafe operations if necessary, I will stop the work – I accept feedback about my safety behavior regardless of rank and position – I report all incidents, including near-misses, to inform others and build on lessons learned RULES – Prepare a risk assessment for each project, vessel or location – Obtain a permit to work for defined high-risk activities – Make a job hazard analysis for hazardous non-routine activities – Be informed about risk and control measures – Be fit for duty and wear the Personal Protective Equipment required

creates a safety-driven mindset. Five short and clearly worded values with five supporting rules provide the framework and help us achieve our objective: no injuries and no accidents.


In 2016 the number of incidents per 200,000 hours worked resulting in absence from work (Lost Time Injury Frequency) remained stable at 0.08. As from 2015 we also report on Medical Treatment Cases and Restricted Work Cases to further improve our safety performance. By aiming for a reduction in all three categories (together known as TRIR - Total Recordable Injury Rate) we expect to achieve a further decline in the number of incidents resulting in injury. The TRIR declined from 0.70 in 2015 to 0.66 in 2016. Prevention is a crucial part of safety awareness. Most accidents can be prevented if people are fully aware of the (potential) risks associated with the tasks at hand. In order to achieve a safer working place employees are encouraged to report dangerous situations using Safety Hazard Observation Cards (SHOCs). The number of SHOCs in 2016 was 7,354, with 703 near misses also being reported in the year under review. We view SHOC and near misses reports as a measure of the proactive safety culture within the organization. NINA encourages reporting of such situations, allowing us to make proactive adjustments. Repeat incidents can be prevented by analyzing the causes. In line with our industry the list of most common incidents is headed by struck by or against an object. The number of falling, slipping and tripping incidents is also relatively high. In an attempt to prevent these incidents from reoccurring we introduced the new Mooring Workbox and Safe Mind Workbox, which provide practical training methods and tools. The pyramid chart shows the number of incidents reported, starting with the SHOCs and ending with Lost Time Injuries (LTIs). No fatal accidents were recorded in 2016. During 2016 the embedding of NINA proceeded apace at the Offshore Energy division and at Salvage. At the Offshore Energy division the office staff, almost all the fleet staff and half of the mostly foreign crews of the Dockwise vessels are now NINA trained.

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