Coming home with ten fingers and ten toes. That is what colleagues used to say 25 years ago when asked what safety meant to them. And they are still saying it. Those fingers and toes symbolize what it is all about for them: taking care of each other. What does the younger generation think about that? From day one, they were taught to speak the common language of NINA, while the old guard had to find out for themselves what words to use. How does that affect their views on safety? Where do ‘young’ and ‘old’ meet and where do they differ? And what are they willing and able to learn from each other? (more…)
NINA is for everyone on our projects. To support that point of view the NINA E-learning is available for both employees and (sub)-contractors as well. Christian Rathkamp, DOCM at Boskalis Hirdes in Hamburg, recently finished it and shares his experiences. “I found it very good, because you did not have to worry about good or wrong answers. You could focus completely on the message.”
When CLV Spirit had to wait for the installation of a platform at the Hornsea2 project, Captain Glenn Raes and OCM Arjan Ottink proposed to use this idle time for safety sessions. SHE-Q Advisor Ricardo Guedes came up with the idea to facilitate NINA Workboxes for both marine and project crew.
SHE-Q Engineer Caroline Kannwischer came up with a brilliantly simple idea to connect people: she designed an old-fashioned postcard to celebrate 10 years NINA.
How can we make our toolbox meetings more lively? That’s the question David Cuninghame, Project Manager at Subsea Cables, asked himself when working on the Ndeavor. He remembered an Australian initiative: the rotating toolbox.
We are working hard to introduce the NINA philosophy at SMIT Salvage. All employees will receive NINA training consistent with the nature and activities of the organization.
Every detail of NINA was given undivided attention at the PDET Rock Installation project.
Boskalis is working on an extension of the A5 motorway in the Amsterdam area. One of the site roads had been surfaced with a layer of mixed granulate.
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Chief Engineer Cees Dubbelaar on the modification to the Cornelis Zanen
Marco Horden. “During the NINA course, you are taught that you must report unsafe situations. If people don’t listen, you have to go above their heads. That does cause a bit of a stir, but we’re happy with the result.”