We Love Life, We Protect it!

A series of actions to support the health and safety of our employees and everyone who works on our construction sites worldwide

Although risk is inherent to construction, Bouygues Construction refuses to let this be the cause of fatalities. Committed to the health and safety of everyone at its construction sites, the group has made this subject an absolute priority. Wherever we operate, our requirement is the same, any time, any place: zero accidents. This major commitment forms part of a proactive approach to establishing common standards with our partners (suppliers, subcontractors, temporary employment companies, etc.). The group and its subsidiaries have drawn up occupational risk prevention plans and plans to protect health in the workplace, including the “Twelve Health & Safety Fundamentals”: rules adopted across all our sites in the 80 countries in which the group operates. A policy of systematically wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) is in place across the group, training is provided for the operational activities and support functions concerned, and “Health & Safety” clauses are included in our framework agreements with temporary employment companies in France. R&D and Innovation activities contribute to this policy by experimenting with equipment such as exoskeletons, zero-gravity arms and even the development of a prototype for a new-generation hip device (B18). A protocol for reporting accidents and incidents rounds off our Health & Safety Prevention measures.

“It’s a really positive sign that entities are allocating down time to sharing and adopting the group’s standards. This helps to anchor health and safety in our business culture on a continuous basis.”

Philippe Fornage
Health & Safety director, Bouygues Construction


Global synergies in the face of the pandemic

In 2020, in order to protect employees from the spread of Covid-19, health protocols were introduced, initially in Asia – the first area to be affected – and then by drawing on this early experience all over the world and in all Bouygues Construction’s activities in order to limit the health impact on its employees, temporary workers and subcontractors. These protocols either match or exceed local public health requirements.


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