JMJ client DEME nv received the IADC 2012 Safety Award for the implementation of a company-wide safety awareness program. This article shares how a tragic accident led to the origin of the safety program, which has now impacted over 4,000 individuals throughout the corporation.
Each year the International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC) singles out a specific project or programme amongst its member companies as an example of excellence in safety. This year the IADC Board is happy to announce that the 2012 Safety Award has been presented to DEME nv for the implementation of a new company-wide safety awareness programme, CHILD.
CHILD (Colleagues, Help Injuries to Leave DEME) is an ambitious safety and prevention project, aiming to increase awareness for dangerous situations and safe behaviour in the workplace; to instil personal responsibility, action and initiative; and to radically change the mind-set and corporate safety culture. The idea was to find an acronym that would appeal personally to everyone and to all cultures alike. On the other hand CHILD was to encourage colleagues to care for one another as they would for their own child.
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