NO INJURIES, NO ACCIDENTS Safety continues to be a top priority in everything we do. We want our people and the people we work with to return safely from work every day. Our No Injuries No Accidents (NINA) safety behavior program helps us achieve this goal by embedding a safety culture throughout our organization. The sustained commitment throughout Boskalis to NINA over the 10 years since it was introduced are evidence of the importance of this approach. More than 13,000 people have undertaken NINA training in that time. NINA makes people more aware of their own responsibility towards safety and stimulates a working environment in which safety, responsibilities and potentially hazardous situations are openly discussed and reported. We help keep safety top of mind through regular staff engagement activities and training at all levels. In 2019, we continued the roll out of the NINA Workbox for Lifting and Hoisting, which was added in 2018. It is designed to make people aware of their subconscious, routine behavior.
The implementation of the NINA Workbox for Lifting and Hoisting across nearly all of the major vessels in the fleet has highlighted the importance of the values and rules structure of NINA. The adaptability of the program to a diverse range of situations, including offshore and dredging, as well as across Boskalis staff, sub-contractors and new partners, has proven to be a powerful tool for improving effectiveness and collaboration. For example, we have successfully rolled out NINA within Gardline, a specialist survey company that was acquired by Boskalis in 2017. NINA has proven to be an important tool for embedding a shared understanding of key elements, such as standards and ways of working. We also delivered a new variation of the DO IT training workshop with one of our crewing agencies. In this way, we are able to develop a shared language and understanding of health and safety across our whole workforce. A core part of NINA is SafeMind that focuses on human behaviors such as working on autopilot or making assumptions. SafeMind is directly connected to the YES scan, a practical tool that helps people reflect on possible safety issues for ‘Yourself, Equipment and Surroundings’ each time they start work. Since 2018, there has been a focus on raising levels of implementation to ensure that everyone knows what it is and why it is important. In addition, this campaign is also designed to raise awareness about how to undertake the scan. OUR SAFETY PERFORMANCE IN 2019 Since the launch of NINA in 2010 our safety performance has improved significantly. This year, the frequency of incidents resulting in absence from work (Lost Time Injury Frequency) further decreased from 0.05 in 2018 to 0.03 in 2019. The Total Recordable Injury Rate (TRIR) dropped from 0.40 in 2018 to 0.37 this year. The increase in the number of submitted Safety Hazard Observation Cards (SHOCs), up from 27,710 in 2018 to 151,236 in 2019, indicates that people are committed to contributing to further improvement and building on lessons learned, which is one of the NINA values. IADC SAFETY AWARD 2019 An innovation developed in-house by Boskalis, the floating line connecting system (FLCS), was the winner recently of the 2019 Safety Award granted by the International Association of Dredging Contractors (IADC). The prize is given annually to a program, innovation or initiative that improves safety in dredging activities. There were fourteen nominations this year. The prize-winning FLCS system mechanically connects the floating lines that cutter suction dredgers use to pump dredged material to shore. Crew members no longer have to step onto the pontoons, they are kept out of the line of fire and the risk of injury to hands VALUES RULES
CARE FOR OUR PEOPLE SUSTAINABILITY REPORT 2019 – BOSKALIS
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 BEHAVIOUR REGARDLESS OF RANK AND POSITION I REPORT ALL INCIDENTS, INCLUDING NEAR-MISSES, TO INFORM OTHERS AND BUILD ON LESSONS LEARNED 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 & CONTROL MEASURES BE FIT FOR DUTY AND WEAR THE PPE REQUIRED