Brazil: 2.000.000 manhours without LTI

With training of people and a constant focus on safety and communication, the project organization of the Porto do Açu T2 project managed to keep the number of incidents with Lost Time Injury (LTI) at zero. In January 2014 2.000.000 manhours without LTI were reached.

Project Director Louw Dekker and his colleague Ronald Both are very satisfied with the results. “We all feel committed to safety. That is the message we carry out. We are very proud of what we achieved here as a team.”

The project: In Brazil Boskalis is dredging a new access canal and harbour basin for the upcoming offshore industry. At the peak 500 men were working here, with different types of equipment. Having to work with local subcontractors and a mix of nationalities the project organization came across different levels of safety consciousness.

NINA: “With NINA in mind we invested heavily in the training of people,” says Louw Dekker. “We have conducted NINA kick off meetings in English and Portuguese for all people. Toolbox talks are held on a regular basis. And we have installed multidisciplinary Zero Accident Teams (ZAT). Each team inspects a part of the site every month. They communicate their findings to the supervisor in charge, so immediate action can be taken. At the monthly ZAT-team meetings the teams present and exchange their experiences to learn from each other. This good practice has enhanced the safety awareness significantly.”

The client: Prumo Global Logistica recognizes Boskalis’ efforts for safety and has given the team a ‘thumbs up’ to express their appreciation. For Prumo, Boskalis set the standard for all (sub)contractors they work with at this project.