Reward for safe working through ProRail’s Safety Ladder

Reward for safe working through ProRail’s Safety Ladder

The safer, the more likely to work
The safer companies work, the greater the chance of acquiring a ProRail order. Safety on and around the railway is particularly important for ProRail. ProRail wants to encourage safe working for this.

Dieter van Delft, Project Manager at ProRail: “Companies that really work with consciously safe work can distinguish themselves from the competition, and although the Dutch track is among the top in terms of safety, it should and can always be improved”.

Safety ladder
The safety ladder is a new method that allows safe working
suppliers of ProRail can be promoted. As of 1 January 2013, ‘safe working’ is part of the assessment for tenders. The
safety ladder has five levels. Companies can decide for themselves on which
level of the ladder they are located and leave that by a certifier
confirm by means of an audit.

The better a company consciously works safely, the higher the position on the ladder. Companies can already prepare for the safety ladder. All rail builders will soon have to reach the bottom level of the ladder in any case.

The safety ladder is similar in design to the CO2 performance ladder. A
instrument that is now widely applied in the construction sector.

Award advantage with the safety ladder
The ‘award advantage’ that a company can achieve depends on the level at which a company is located. The benefit can be up to a 10% (fictitious) discount on the registration price. This makes a safe
More conscious track builder is more likely to work. A certifying institution must
determine the level of the company.

In the long term, it is also possible that the safety ladder will be used as
minimum requirement: only those who have reached a certain level can participate in the tender and approval regulations of ProRail.

Principle of the safety ladder
In contrast to many other standards, the safety ladder is particular
focused on the security culture of an organization. This is the focus
more on behavior and attitude than on the associated management system. The ladder uses principles from Hearts and Minds