In brief

31 March 2017

Artelia organized the “Annual Safety Meetings, 3rd year of success”, on 29 March 2017 in Paris - Focussing on the risks of subcontracting

For the third year running, public and private companies from various sectors (construction and public works, oil and gas, aviation and sanitation, etc.) met on 29 March at an Artelia-sponsored event to share their experience and best practices. Again this year, Artelia International and Artelia Bâtiment & Industrie collaborated to organise the entire event.

 

The agenda included how to make sub-contracting services safe by stipulating the rights and obligations of all intervening parties (end customer, contract owner and sub-contractors).

 

The participants developed new solutions under one common objective: improve health and safety on daily basis for all stakeholders.

Key topics included: understanding the legislative framework, how to work with the right partners, risk assessment during the front end of projects, implementing proven specific prevention plans, as the basis of long-term collaboration.

The contribution of new technologies to HSE risk management such as digital models and virtual immersion was proposed as a major development in the coming years.

Participants plan to meet for the fourth safety meetings in 2018 and raised a number of themes that will serve as the backbone for future events.

 

Philippe Villain, health and safety prevention director at Bouygues Construction, stated:

In spite of differences in Safety awareness across our various fields of activity, there are numerous common issues to be shared. We are aware that application differs from country to country given the different cultures, multiple forms of awareness and staff movement. Companies like Bouygues Construction are now organised to deploy a single health and safety culture. This approach is based on the implementation of global performance standards and the commitment of everyone in complying with regulations imposed by countries where the group operates. Ensuring the health and safety of those involved in our construction sites also requires committing our sub-contractors and co-contractors to these practices. This is another issue where we must progress. This is why we count a lot on the quality of discussions at the Safety Meetings to bolster our internal approach in this field.”

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