Successful TenneT suppliers meetings in The Netherlands and Germany

On 24 March, 19 and 29 May 2017, three meetings were organized to inform TenneTs’ suppliers about the Safety Culture Ladder. Additional meetings for German suppliers had taken place on 23 and 24 May 2017.

TenneT uses the Safety Culture Ladder (SCL) as a tool to increase safety awareness and enhance safety culture. Their goal is to join with their suppliers in improving the safety culture awareness throughout its entire chain (Contractor Management).

During the meetings, suppliers were informed about the different aspects of the Safety Culture Ladder and the possibilities for certification. Besides the Safety Culture Ladder-certification, TenneT stimulates suppliers to acquire and fill out the Self-Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ) and/or to execute a Reference Audit (SAQ+). More information about the TenneT pilot is available on our website.

Over the coming months, more meetings will be organized by TenneT. The next meeting in The Netherlands is due to be held on 16 June 2017 in Arnhem. The next meetings in Germany are due to be held on 22, 29 and 30 June in Würzburg and on 6 and 7 July 2017 in the Ruhr area.

News archive


Additional COVID-19 measures as of October 29, 2020

In March 2020, NEN communicated additional exception measures on how to deal with delays and obstacles in audits due to COVID-19 measures. The COVID-19 situation is now taking longer than hoped for and it is good to clarify how NEN deals w...


Extra self analysis tool online!

NEN has developed a new (extra) online questionnaire with which companies can identify the safety culture among their own employees. An online questionnaire was already available for use for various SCL products, but it was too extensive f...


Measures during Corona

This week an umbrella policy has been drawn up by NEN outlining the way audits should be handled during this Corona crisis. This policy follows the guidelines (T051) of the Dutch Accrediting Body which in turn are based on international gu...


‘New products and names Safety Culture Ladder’

The Safety Culture Ladder (Veiligheidsladder) introduces “new” products and product names. These products where initially only available within the “TenneT pilot’ and within the Dutch Governance Code Safety in Construction, but wil...


Safety Culture Ladder audits for smaller organizations

The basic principle is that every company must be able to participate in the Safety Culture Ladder. For smaller companies, the certification costs for the Safety Culture Ladder are high in relation to the total cost level of the organizatio...