Enhanced user safety for long term productivity


Our services to support health and safety in the construction industry

Accidents on construction sites do not just happen, they are caused through different factors. Did you know, two thirds of all accidents happen because of human behaviour? The construction industry employs a high percentage of unskilled or untrained labour so risks can easily be misjudged or simply ignored. To help minimise risk onsite, it's really important that workers are properly and effectively trained.

Two thirds of all accidents happen because of human behavior

Root cause analysis further shows that accidents can happen because of poorly-maintained or defective hand-held tools. Such equipment must regularly be checked and repaired to ensure the highest levels of safety and productivity.

Accidents can also be caused by organisational challenges in managing health and safety. This can be, for example, with regards to training, certification and challenges in keeping control of these topics.

The work environment plays an additional role in occupational health and safety. Effects such as weather, darkness, or working at heights pose further risks that can result in accidents.

Four factors influencing health and safety on the jobsite

Health and safety issues related to people
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Issues related to behaviour, lack of knowledge, lack of experience, inattention, misjudgment of risks, misuse and manipulation of PPE or equipment.

Health and safety issues related to tools
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Issues related to defective machinery, poorly-maintained tools, missing instruction manuals.

Health and safety issues related to organisation and leadership
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Organisation and leadership

Issues related to inadequate instruction and training, planning and work preparation, or control and coordination of staff.

Health and safety issues related to work enviroment
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Work environment

Issues related to weather, darkness, noise, distraction, working at heights or in machinery danger zones.

Health and safety issues in general
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Health and safety issues

Serious jobsite accidents and work-related health problems can be caused by one or a combination of these elements.

With all this mind, we place a strong focus on supporting the prevention of accidents on the construction site. Accidents have emotional as well as economic consequences. We want everyone to feel safe and work safely on the jobsite as much as our customers do. Ultimately, a work environment geared towards improved workers’ health and safety results in higher productivity and peace of mind for all stakeholders.

The benefits of investing in occupational health


Geert van der Linde, Royal BAM Group nv
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“Unskilled labour has a much higher risk for lost-time injuries. We must ensure that people are properly trained and prepared for their jobs.”

Geert van der Linde, Royal BAM Group nv, Corporate Safety Officer

Tony Small, Gammon Construction Limited
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“We are facing the challenge of an aging workforce, which is not only reducing productivity but also increasing risk.”

Tony Small, Gammon Construction Limited, Director Health and Safety, Sustainability, Systems and Audit

Lars-Gunnar Larsson, NCC AB
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“Safety standards and procedures are frequently updated. It becomes more and more challenging to stay on top of topics and to have access to fast and reliable information sources.”

Lars-Gunnar Larsson, NCC AB, Vice President Health and Safety

Our customers’ key concerns are also our concerns. We support construction companies in creating positive changes in healthy and safe behaviour. We also offer related services that help keep tools safe and manage health and safety in our customers’ organisations.

Hilti services to improve user health and safety


Our key initiatives relating to health, safety and the environment

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