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Bouygues stops work to focus on safety

7 Nov 13 Work was interrupted simultaneously yesterday on 608 Bouygues Entreprises construction sites in France, Switzerland and Spain for safety training.

The 2013 European health and safety day was intended to highlight the fact that everyone is responsible for the safety of their colleagues. 

Some 10,000 employees and subcontractors along with customers were invited to take part in interactive workshops that looked at the rules and behaviour required for safety.

The health and safety policy has enabled the company to divide the number of occupational accidents by four in six years according to Philippe Bonnave, deputy chief executive officer of Bouygues Construction. He said: “We want to achieve our target of zero accidents rapidly. This means being more demanding and it means spreading a safety culture shared by everyone. Today, almost three-quarters of those in work (73%) state that they feel responsible for the health and safety of their colleagues. The 2013 campaign, ‘Your safety is also my safety’, specifically aims to encourage in each individual a sense of responsibility for others. If we can deliver ‘zero accident’ buildings sites, it is good for everyone.”

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