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2nd BME H&S Competition 2024 & World Day for Safety and Health at Work!

Happy World Day for Safety and Health at Work! We have some exciting news to share. We’re launching the 2nd BME H&S Competition 2024 to foster clever health and safety ideas. We invite you all to send in your solution for a safer workplace. Whether through the development of cutting-edge technologies, implementation of robust protocols, or promotion of a culture of mindfulness and prevention. You can work alone or in a team. It’s all about thinking outside the box and finding new ways to make our workplace even safer. Please find the video message of our Group CEO, Remco Teulings, here!

The ideas everyone came up with last year were creative, generally helpful and are actually being used by different OpCo’s. A special shoutout goes to our first place winner from last year: STG (picture of the award ceremony above) with their little blue key boxes. Let’s make this year’s competition just as good.

You can win some nice prices for you team again this year. But of course, this competition isn’t just about winning prizes. It’s about making real change and making our workplace safer for everyone. So, get creative, team up if you want, and let’s make a difference together. You can send in your idea via the H&S Compass App or your OpCo’s H&S Department. Stay tuned for updates on the competition. We can’t wait to see your ideas!

Ideas can be submitted via the BME H&S Compass App:

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BME Health and Safety Compass

To support you in working as healthy and safely as possible, we developed the Health & Safety Compass program. Containing practical roadmaps, behavioral guidelines and other useful information to help develop a healthy and safe work environment for everyone.

THINK FIRST, BEHAVE SAFE

Supported by the pay-off “Think first, behave safe”, the Compass program guides us all in maintaining our physical health. To minimize the risk of accidents and related injuries when conducting our day-to-day business and improving sustainable employability.  

We strongly believe a healthy and safe work environment stimulates healthy and safe behavior.

Discover our new Health & Safety Compass program in less than 2 minutes.


SAFETY IS OUR NUMBER ONE PRIORITY WITHIN BME GROUP
IT IS THE DUTY OF EACH AND EVERY ONE OF US

“Regardless of your title or position, it is the responsibility and duty of all of us to keep our customers, our contractors, our suppliers, our visitors, ourselves and all our colleagues safe.

The Compass Safety Program and Approach are not meant to be a top-down instruction. It is a real joint effort to keep all of us safe when working at our locations and when you are underway for your work. Therefore, we encourage you to carefully observe and speak to colleagues when needed. Raise any concerns about safety and also make suggestions to improve our safety environment and performance.

I am asking for a real commitment from all of you to play your role in keeping yourself and other people safe. Thank you for taking our Health & Safety Guidelines and the Compass Safety Program as seriously as I do.

When ‘we think first and behave safe’, we are making our company safer, stronger and healthier.”

Remco Teulings
Group CEO

THE BME HEALTH & SAFETY COMPASS APP

To help you, as our BME colleague, to work as healthy and safely as possible, BME Group has developed the Health & Safety Compass program. This App is part of this program. In the App you will find Safety forms such as the Safety Observation and the Safety Leadership Interaction (SLI) Form. Fill out the forms via the App easily and quickly on location. The forms in the App are linked to your own company and tracks your location, making it even easier to fill them in.

A healthy and safe work environment starts with you. Download now!

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FOCUS AREAS

EMPLOYEE SAFETY

To comply to the local safety guidelines all our colleagues are informed, educated and trained in our safety guidelines, as part of their induction program as well as annually during employment.

CLEANLINESS AND TIDINESS

All working areas must be clean and organized in order to be more efficient, reduce stress for colleagues, deliver higher quality of work and reduce the risk of injuries and accidents.

SITE SAFETY

All contractors, customers, visitors and suppliers visiting our locations need to comply to our Health & Safety Guidelines. It is our duty to assure they are well informed, educated and/or trained in these guidelines.

WORKPLACE SAFETY

It is essential that within all work areas and/or workstations relevant guidelines are available and, when necessary, clearly visible. To enable a safe entry to the work area and/or workstation at all times.

HEALTH

We are committed to provide all employees with a healthy and comfortable work environment by identifying and correcting ergonomic risk factors. And by following simple rules on ergonomic work behavior.

  • I KNOW

    It’s my responsibility to keep myself, my colleagues and all others on site safe.

  • I KNOW

    Changing my behavior doesn’t happen overnight, but every little step counts.

  • I KNOW

    Keeping my workplace clean
    and tidy is part of my
    daily routine.


JOINT RESPONSIBILITY

We need all of you to play your role in keeping yourself and others safe. Therefor we ask you to:

  • Comply with all Health & Safety Guidelines and all your local applicable laws,
  • Use your common sense and good judgement to make safe and healthy decisions,
  • Ask, when in any doubt, about how to proceed safely and healthy, and
  • Speak-up when things are not right.

MATERIALS & TRAINING

In order to stimulate safe behavior, we developed several supporting materials and practical tools to guide you to a healthy and safe work

environment. When we think first and behave safe, we make our company stronger, safer and healthier!

COMPASS PROGRAM

DOWNLOADS

The Health & Safety Compass Program provides extensive information about the standards we strive for in regard to health and safety. It provides you
with practical tools and support and explains some of your responsibilities. You can download the complete program information below.
>Summary Compass program

ROAD MAPS PER FOCUS AREA

DOWNLOADS

Within this program we focus on people, not on numbers. We focus on improvements, not just on rules. We focus on understanding behavior and changing it when necessary. Reporting and sharing information about unsafe behavior is crucial to understanding what needs to be changed. You can download the relevant forms below.

SUPPORTING MATERIALS

DOWNLOADS

To support the successful implementation and management of our Compass program, supporting materials have been developed. You can download these supporting materials below.

>Visitor safety guidelines card

>BME Monthly safety alert issue 1_September 2022

>BME Monthly safety alert issue 2_Octoberber 2022

>BME Monthly safety alert issue 3_November 2022

>BME Monthly safety alert issue 4_2023

>BME Monthly safety alert issue 5_2023

>BME Monthly safety alert issue 6_2023

>BME Monthly safety alert issue 7_2023

>BME Monthly safety alert issue 8_2023

>BME Monthly safety alert issue 9_2023

>BME Monthly safety alert issue 10_2023

>BME Monthly safety alert issue 11_2023

>BME Monthly safety alert issue 12_2023

>BME Monthly safety alert issue 13_2023

>BME Monthly safety alert issue 14_2023

>BME Monthly safety alert issue 15_2023

>BME Monthly safety information issue 16_2024