Safety culture ladder central at TenneT’s Suppliers Day

On the 22nd of April 2016 TenneT presented their  ‘Safety by Contractor Management’ program on the international Suppliers Day at TenneT. TenneT explained to 70 of their Dutch and German contractors, who execute high risk activities, the steps to be taken in order to realise TenneT’s safety ambition (zero harm) and what is expected from them.

The aim of the day was to inform TenneT’s contractors about the joined journey to become a best-in-class safety performer. TenneT wants to achieve a strong(er) safety culture within TenneT and their (sub)contractors. TenneT has developed a ‘Safety by Contractor Management’ program, including the Safety culture ladder as being an important element. Safety is about people, not about numbers and statistics.

Pilot Safety culture ladder

One way to increase safety awareness is the use of the Safety culture ladder. Two of TenneT’s suppliers are already certified on the Safety culture ladder. They shared their experiences during the suppliers day. As a next step, four of TenneT’s suppliers will participate in a pilot with TenneT to implement the Safety culture ladder in their organisation and to get certified.


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