Safety Week in Skanska

First aid traning course at the construction site of Maraton, pic Skanska
Atrium 2 - traning course for children, pic Skanska
The second edition of Safety Week was held at different construction sites in Poland on 18th – 24th May.

Safety Week is the biggest undertaking on the Polish market which is related to safety at work. The mission statement of the initiative this year was: „Safety – common issue”. The own and subcontracting employees of all companies of Porozumienie dla Bezpieczeństwa w Budownictwie participated in the activities conducted within this event. Presentations, meetings and workshops were organized within the whole Week in all companies. Moreover, a common poster has been promoting this event at the construction sites of all signatories of Porozumienie. 


Naturally, Safety Week did not omit offices. In Poznań, Skanska organized an OSH training course and presentation of means concerning protection of personal rights at the construction site of the Maraton office. In Warsaw, a training course for children related to respect of basic principles at the construction site was organized in Atrium 1 and Atrium 2. It is worth emphasizing that Safety Week is an international action and thus the Swedish developer also prepared many initiatives abroad, i.a. in Prague and Budapest. Moreover, the Medicover company prepared a seminary for office employees which included 7 presentations, the subject area of which concerned health – nutrition, back pain or stress. Skanska, in turn, organized a competition about ergonomics.  


Safety Week is aimed at all employees at the construction sites of signatories and subcontractors. The last year's event turned out to be really successful – mainly because of the organizers' ideas and engagement of participants. Furthermore, ca. 40 thousand own employees and subcontractors took part in the organized activities at the construction sites of signatories.


The organizer of the event is Porozumienie dla Bezpieczeństwa w Budownictwie – an informal association of leading companies of the general contracting on the Polish market which was founded in 2010. The main aim of the association is to eliminate fatal crashes at the Polish construction sites. At present, 10 building companies belong to Porozumienie: Bilfinger Infrastructure, Budimex, Erbud, Hochtief Poland, Mostostal Warszawa, Mota-Engil Central Europe, Polimex Mostostal, Skanska, Unibep and Warbud.


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