“WE WANT TO BRING THE FIELD OPERATIONS AND OFFICE CLOSER TO EACH OTHER.”
André Zimnik, Deputy Business Unit Manager BOW
“I was still young when a main contractor said to me: ‘The guys there want to cut corners. Don’t let them come out of the water too fast’. Not much later, the foreman came to me, an experienced man. ‘A storm is coming,’ he said, ‘everyone needs to get out of the water’.
So what are you supposed to do then? I followed him. That was a good thing, because the sky was pitch black in no time. In this way I learned early on that you should not constantly push the limit. That you have to listen to people with experience. And trust that people want to do their work well and want to get back home safely.”
This is what I see as my role:
“In the field operations, we are already saturated with NINA, but it is not expressed enough at the office. We want to bring that closer together. After all, you lay the basis for your work method in the tender phase. Everyone knows the broad strokes, but we have to make them extrinsic so everyone is more aware of the safety aspects, and the client can see this. It is good to realise that this does not happen by itself. We will be working on this by talking a lot about it, and with reflection afterward. I will be setting up a weekly NINA coffee break and actively supporting the tender managers: How is it going? What support do you need? I want to make sure that people include NINA in everything and promote it.”