Budimex is the winner of the “Build Safely” competition

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The construction of a new power unit at the Turów Power Plant won first place in the Build Safely competition. This contract was thus recognized as the safest construction site in Poland. The competition is organized periodically by the National Labor Inspectorateand its The partner  is the Agreement for Safety in Construction. The contractor for the investment was a consortium of Budimex, Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Europe and Tecnicas Reunidas.

The aim of the “Build Safely” competition is to promote contractors of construction works who provide safe workplaces in the process of construction of construction facilities,  and in particular the dissemination of valuable achievements of employers that deserve distinction. This time, the honourable first place in the competition was taken by Budimex.

“The safety of Budimex employees and subcontractors working on our contracts is our priority. Over the last ten years, the active activities that we carry out in this area have contributed to a significant increase in the level of safety and a decrease by almost half compared to 2011 in the number of accidents on our construction sites. As part of our current CSR strategy, we focus on eliminating fatal accidents and reducing the number of serious and light accidents in the coming years – says Artur Popko, President of Budimex SA.

 – The construction of a new power unit at the Turów Power Plant, carried out by Budimex, won first place in the “Build safely” competition at the national stage. Thanks to the joint actions of our employees and the District Labour Inspectorate in Wrocław during the implementation of the contract, no serious or fatal accidents occurred on the construction site. This is the most effectively protected construction of a power unit in Europe in terms of health and safety. Everyone returned safely – without an accident – to their homes- says Piotr Świecki – Director of Energy and Industrial Construction at Budimex SA.

At the national stage of the competition, 13 construction sites were evaluated – finalists at the provincial level. Of these, three received a recommendation from the Council of the Chief Labour Inspector for Occupational Safety in the Construction Industry to award prizes in the competition. The evaluation criteria in the competition were not only the development of the construction site, taking measures to prevent accident hazards, or the assessment of the accident rate, but also the coordination and effectiveness of supervision over compliance with health and safety rules and regulations by all operating entities.

– The competition committee appreciated the commitment of the entire team managing occupational safety during the implementation of such a strategic investment in Poland as the construction of a new power unit at the Turów power plant in Bogatynia. The evaluated construction site was appreciated for the good coordination of work taking place on many levels and in many buildings, as well as the correct application of procedures in the field of occupational health and safety. Particular recognition should be given to the fact that there was no fatal and serious accident at work on an investment of such a scope, with a very large number of employees. Excellent coordination of the work of many subcontractors and overcoming difficulties in language barriers when defining and communicating regulations and principles of safe work (a total of 23,500 people from 37 countries worked on the investment over 7 years) determined the selection of the Jury and awarding the highest laurel in the Competition – says Jakub Chojnicki – Director of the Supervision and Control Department of the National Labour Inspectorate, Member of the Council of the Chief Labour Inspector for Safety in the Construction Industry