Safety is a core value and a top priority at our company. Our No Injuries No Accidents (NINA) safety program reflects our objective of ensuring our employees return from work safely each day. NINA embeds the desired safety culture in our organization and makes safety a fully integrated part of working behavior.

No Injuries No Accidents (NINA)

Since the implementation of NINA in 2010 safety awareness at Boskalis has increased significantly and, more importantly, has resulted in a major decline of the Lost Time Injury Frequency (LTIF). NINA has become an inextricable part of our culture. It has stimulated the way in which we work with each other: in open dialogue and collaboration to achieve operational excellence. Our clients too are increasingly embracing NINA as best practice, and are enthusiastic to participate in our interactive NINA training program.

NINA makes employees aware of their own responsibility towards their safety. It stimulates a working environment in which safety, responsibilities and potentially hazardous situations are openly discussed and reported. The NINA values and rules are not only about procedures, but mostly promote ownership and a safety-driven mindset. Five short and clearly worded values with five supporting rules provide the framework and help us achieve our objective: No Injuries and No Accidents.

IADC Safety Award

In 2019 Boskalis received the top award from IADC, the International Association of Dredging Companies, for our Floating Line Connecting System (FLCS). Used in the process of pumping dredged material to shore, it is much safer than the conventional method.

Every year IADC awards this prize to an innovation that improves safety in dredging activities; there were fourteen nominations in 2019. The FLCS system was successfully deployed on the Duqm project and we expect it to be widely used in the future.

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