“Nothing is more urgent, nor important, than safety in the workplace and on our project sites. Safety forms part of our commitment to quality and reliability. It is derived directly from the values of our Company. As we push to improve productivity and profitability we should never forget that safety must come first. The implementation of our safety standards is a leadership responsibility at all levels, worldwide and locally. I count on your support, so we can manage growth and change in Atkins in a safe and secure manner. It is our shared responsibility.”
Chief executive officer, September 2011
Our work involves the design, construction and improvement of the built environment. There are many hazards associated with working in our sectors and we believe passionately in taking a leadership position to make our industry safer.
This includes making our designs safer for construction, operation and during decommission. For example by identifying methods that require mechanical rather than manual handling and reducing time on infrastructure such as roads and railways by using pre-fabricated techniques.
We continue to work with our clients and industry to improve safety standards and ensure that the principles of safety leadership are embedded in our organisation and reflected in our performance.
Our aim is for safety to become totally embedded within the culture of Atkins, a natural part of the organisation. It is about having the right leadership, behaviours and culture so that safety becomes fully integrated into the decision making process and is valued in the same way as commerce and finance.
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We’re collaborating with our clients, competitors and industry to set international safety standards.
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