22 March 2018
On 7 March, the second suppliers’ day for the rail sector in the Netherlands was held at Railcenter in Amersfoort.
Personnel from some 25 suppliers were invited to perform work according to the Framework of Stands for Safe Working (NVW). Last October, the rail companies BAM Infra Rail, Dura Vermeer, Strukton Rail and VolkerRail organised the first joint suppliers’ day. The sector-wide approach was a success: For the suppliers, this is an efficient approach. Furthermore, the most important theme, safety on the rails, is something that concerns us all.
This immediately provided the slogan for 7 March: ‘Safety on the rail concerns us all’. The underlying theme had already emerged during the meeting in October: You achieve safety via a proactive attitude, by holding each other accountable, holding yourself accountable and by actively reporting incidents.
What does safety mean to you?
In the introduction round, the participants said what safety meant to them. This produced striking statements like ‘Safety must be in people’s genes’ and ‘Safety starts with the preparation’. In groups, people then discussed the statements and several questions about safety, like:
Various concrete improvement points were also mentioned:
The sector parties are going to get to work on the improvement points and look forward to the next suppliers’ day.