Health & Safety at Colas Rail, a shared culture
At Colas Rail, we are all responsible for our safety.
Because everyone deserves to return home safe and sound, safety is the Group’s core value. This collective continuous improvement approach is part of our operational excellence objectives. This commitment aims to guarantee the health and safety of all those involved in carrying out work across the rail industry.
We aim to create a shared safety culture within our businesses, shared across all of our sites and with our stakeholders.
Our state of mind to achieve zero accidents
Colas Rail is developing its safety culture across all our sites.
It is based on prevention and shared vigilance. This philosophy is implemented through our programs to improve the group’s safety culture.
Specific to our 12 areas of expertise, our Livesaving Rules were created to reduce the risk of serious accidents and ensure that our approach to safety in clear and easy to understand.
We’ve developed a genuine safety culture to protect the wellbeing and lives of our employees. These rules exist to ensure everyone’s safety guaranteed at all times. There are no exceptions or exclusions with a positive and educational approach where no tolerance is accepted.
Other initiatives we have integrated into the daily lives of our employees to maximize their safety include:
What are our guiding principles for this mindset?
The One Safety approach
As the rail industry is subject to numerous risks, the Colas Groups has deployed a common safety approach for all its entities and subsidiaries: One Safety.
Currently being deployed within Colas Rail entities, its aim is to improve autonomy in understanding the risks and what safety behaviours to adopt. With each manager or supervisor, personally taking ownership of actions to promote report and analyse dangerous situations, or implement effective solutions to avoid high-risk situations.
For example, when an hazardous situation is identified, employees must stop all activity and go to a secure area.
To report a dangerous situation, and in order to standardise safety processes, the Colas Group has adopted the Quick Connect tool.
Quick Connect is the reference tool for reporting safety conversations, starters, safety meetings and safety observations or other events such as good practices, areas for improvement actions or hazardous situations.
What are benefits?