Health & Safety
Health and safety are the top priority at PORR.
On the issue of health and safety, PORR’s approach goes one decisive step further: “Safety First” is merely the foundation on which numerous other measures are based. Measures that not only strive to prevent accidents, but also proactively promote good health among PORR staff. This is an intrinsic factor for us – because we know that the physical and mental wellbeing of every PORRian is a prerequisite for our success.
Clear target: zero accidents.
PORR places great emphasis on the continuous prevention of accidents and the safe operation of our construction sites. This is why we have laid out stringent standards in our Group guidelines. Every PORRian is familiar with them: from their very first day they commit to uphold our guidelines on quality, health and safety, and security.
The agreements and principles governing occupational health and safety are laid out in both the Staff Charter and in the Code of Ethics. The Code defines the high value placed on health and safety issues in the company, the importance of further education and training in this area, and our clear commitment to provide a safe working environment.
Our long-term corporate goal is clear: zero accidents. In order to achieve this, we have made adjustments to our organisation. We have bundled the specialist knowhow of our health and safety experts from the individual business units and made it available throughout the Group. The “occupational health and safety” team is in personal contact with those responsible at our construction sites, day in, day out.
At the same time, quarterly focal points, which are determined by our top management, ensure that the importance of occupational health and safety is permanently embedded in the minds of every PORRian. This, for example, is how the “Safety Walk” was established as an instrument for avoiding accidents – a safety check by our management when visiting construction sites.
It goes without saying that individual organisational units receive support if they want to implement additional measures for reducing accidents. Targeted training measures all help to reduce the frequency of accidents and to sustainably improve occupational health and safety.