Everyone joins in. No one stays behind. Geert Versweyveld, head of Operations of the Civil Engineering department, is happy to put his back into the ITA programme and, with it, wants to help prevent incidents on civil engineering sites.
Every site has its safety rules, the real challenge is to have these standards applied. "Over the years, the teams on civil engineering sites have become more heterogeneous," explains Geert. "Several nationalities work together every day to execute projects that involve considerable risks. Therefore, we must stress the importance of good communication."
But language difficulties not always make this easy. The message must be clear and unequivocal to everyone because misunderstandings can lead to incidents.
“Make sure that safety is mentioned every day as well,” emphasises Geert. “Be aware of our onsite safety. Assess beforehand whether or not a certain action is safe and stop what you are doing whenever necessary.”