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Our top priority

Safety is and always will be Colas Rail’s priority value. Our human capital lies at the heart of what we do, which is why every one of us must be able to do their job in total safety. Our Group strives to develop a real safety culture, which relies on prevention and shared vigilance.

In concrete terms, to protect the health and lives of our personnel, Colas Rail has developed a whole system of tools with the Ten Safety Commitments as their cornerstone. These tools are the traditional on-site safety visits, the Safety Rendez-Vous, but also the Safety Conversations, starters and video tutorials that explain how to work in total safety. The Group also relies on putting feedback on near-accidents into application.

Our safety policy is also part of that of the Colas Group During Safety Weeks, dedicated to safety in all Colas units in France and on international markets, Colas Rail has introduced strong measures against addictions (in particular alcohol and drugs).

  • It is our stated ambition to reduce the number of accidents with stoppage to zero. Colas Rail aims to become a reference for safety in the railway sector, which is why this prevention policy applies equally to temporary workers and sub-contractors.

Colas Rail and all of its subsidiaries have been certified by Ohsas 18001 (or the equivalent) since 2015 and in 2020 will renew the certification according to the ISO 45001 standard.