Tom de Silva (24), offshore energy operations
“All NINA values begin with ‘I’. This means that you yourself take the initiative. For example, addressing other people. Personally, I have no problem with that. I try to keep it light-hearted and amiable because you don’t want to slam any doors, do you? An open atmosphere is very important. If the atmosphere is tense, work is much harder, as people tend to pay so much attention to side issues that they lose sight of the main issues.”

“I also found that safety on paper is quite different from safety in practice. I once was the only person on site when some trucks had to be unloaded. The forklift truck driver was qualified on paper, but actually he barely knew where the steering wheel was. So what do you do? I then decided he had to stop and we needed to bring in another party because I thought it was irresponsible.”

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