“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.”
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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« We Love Life, We Protect it » !
Since 2017, the group’s subsidiaries have held regular events all over the world based on the same model as the first international Health & Safety day launched by Bouygues Construction. Taking place over one day, one week or even one month, these meetings put an even greater emphasis on Health & Safety than usual. “We Love Life, We Protect it” aims to make Health & Safety a shared culture.
Every day, around 100,000 people work on Bouygues Construction sites
Accident frequency rate in 2020: 4.4
Accident severity rate in 2020: 0.27
Innovation to support Health & Safety
The angle grinder is one of the most widely sold power tools in the world. It also has one of the highest accident rates. In a world first, Bouygues Construction’s site operators will soon be equipped with “very high safety” angle grinders specially designed for them. This is the result of a partnership with manufacturer Fein to design an effective tool offering optimum safety.
An historic insurance agreement
Since 1 April 2020, Bouygues Construction’s 5,800 workers in France have enjoyed extended insurance cover, going well beyond the standard obligations. The group is the first major in the construction and civil engineering sector in France to standardise welfare cover for all its employees.
80% of construction sites achieved the “zero accidents” target in 2020