At VolkerWessels Telecom, safety comes first, whether you work at height or in the meter cupboard. Safety is a way of working and professionals don’t take unacceptable risks.

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WAVE - Wees alert, veiligheid eerst (Be alert, safety first)

The core value of our safety programme is WAVE: “We work safely or we don’t work at all”. This also means that you take responsibility for your own safety and that of others. We take care of each other and call each other to account for unsafe behaviour. This ensures we learn from our mistakes and that everyone comes home safely every day. That’s how we do it at VolkerWessels Telecom.

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Conscious excavation

There’s a lot going on underground. There are more than 400,000 kilometres of cables and pipelines buried in Dutch soil. In our line of work, excavation damage is a major risk. In everything VolkerWessels Telecom does, safety comes first. However, despite the rules and agreements that are in place, excavation damage is still a common occurrence. Working safely doesn’t just mean following the rules, it also requires our people to be alert at all times. We’re convinced that the best way to prevent excavation damage is to join forces in the chain.

Did you know that direct excavation damage in the Netherlands costs 130 million a year? Subsidiary MapXact helps to prevent this at work.