Nina at Work August 2016

BETTER WORKING CLIMATE ON DSV CONSTRUCTOR THANKS TO NINA

From Master Andre van Rooijen
You can’t miss it on board the DSV Constructor: there are NINA posters everywhere. “We really live with NINA”, says Master Andre van Rooijen. “In July we organized a NINA training session for the newcomers here, who were air divers. We do this every time we start working on a large project. NINA has become a way of thinking on board.


NINA BLOG: WANTING TO BE MORE CAREFUL

From Rutger van Vliet, SEM Manager
“I am writing this blog because although most of the stories I read about NINA are positive, my recent experience has been different. A lot of things are not going the way they should, and things that do go right take a lot of effort.” For example: in June an employee broke his foot while cutting a big piece of iron, because he wanted to do it quickly.


NINA, A HARD WORKING LADY!

From Marc Francooijs, trainee Pool Operations (Mexico and Middle East)
Since September 2015 I am working as a trainee. Already at the introduction day I was confronted with the importance of safety. After explaining what NINA stands for we were asked: “Who has an example of an operation not carried out according to NINA?” I raised my hand and told how I once worked on the roof, replacing a drainpipe of the dormer, while it was raining, not wearing any fall protection.


BUILDING UP FOR THE NINA REFLECTION DAY: LEARNING TO APPRECIATE

In the build up for the upcoming NINA Reflection Day with the Senior management of Dredging & Inland Infra in October, a NINA Refresher was held in Finland. The attending managers of Terramare and Rock Fall had filled in a questionnaire beforehand. One of the bottlenecks that came up was the lack of feedback.


FORMER STRABAG EMPLOYEES GET ACQUAINTED WITH NINA

In early 2016 Boskalis took over the German dredging company Strabag Wasserbau. Some of the equipment was engaged in a dredging project in Hull. As people were expected to immediately start working according to the Boskalis’ standard, a NINA training session was organized.