Use of the Safety Culture Ladder has a broader function, however. It offers a framework for safe working to all parties active in the various sectors, whereby no distinction is made between clients, contractors or suppliers. Safety is something we achieve together, throughout the chain.
The Safety Culture Ladder has been developed in such a manner that the core concept can be generically applied. Additionally, the Safety Culture Ladder offers plenty of room for ‘customisation’ per sector by interpreting requirements and criteria in a manner appropriate to the specific industry or type of company.
From 1 January 2021, clients who have signed the Governance Code for Safety in Construction (GCVB) will include safety awareness as an obligation in tenders or contracts (ViA).
The Safety Culture Ladder stimulates suppliers of ProRail to work more safely as it offers advantages during tenders.
Given the large variety of suppliers and activities, TenneT has adopted the Safety Culture Ladder approach, but has added a number of additional ‘products’.