Safety is everyone’s business!
Cap Ingelec has always placed the safety of men and women at the forefront of its concerns. This requirement is becoming even more important at a time when the engineering company is increasing the number of large-scale turnkey projects.
Historically, Cap Ingelec has applied itself to conforming to the strong safety culture of its clients, initially evolving in the civil aviation and industrial sectors. This requirement has been confirmed over time in contact with international companies for complex missions, particularly in occupied sites. The development of the turnkey activity has reinforced a spirit shared by management and the field teams. This priority will take on a new dimension in 2021. Always called upon as a general contractor for large-scale operations, Cap Ingelec has developed a safety policy based on prevention, information and awareness. With a leitmotiv that takes precedence over all other considerations: safety, safety and safety! The company makes every effort to ensure that this policy is respected by the subcontracting companies under its responsibility.
Cap Ingelec’s site safety is assessed on a daily basis in the field: drafting of Specific Health and Safety Protection Plans (PPSPS), close relations with the Health and Safety Coordinator, verification of regulatory documents, handing over of a site welcome sheet signed by all those involved, joint inspection of the site with each subcontractor, verification of the wearing of personal protective equipment (PPE), putting up of safety posters in line with the risks incurred, signage on site, etc.
Anticipate, correct, train
Cap Ingelec is committed to reducing risks on site as much as possible. This determination is reflected in anticipation and prevention actions through a homogeneous organisation of its teams throughout France, notably via internal audits.
Michael Suedile – HSE Cap Ingelec
Maxime Strozik, HSE Engineer Cap Ingelec
Information and awareness-raising tools
Cap Ingelec first publishes a safety welcome booklet for the large turnkey projects it is entrusted with. This document of more than 40 pages provides key data: site coordinates and means of access, presentation of the work, execution deadlines, participating companies, etc. It also devotes a large section to practical information (working hours and opening hours of the site, presentation of the living quarters, etc.). Finally, it provides or reminds us of numerous specific safety instructions: specific measures, PPE, main risks and instructions to be followed, emergency numbers and measures in case of accident, etc. Pedagogical, with priority given to illustrations, this booklet is given to all those involved in a site, from Cap Ingelec teams to subcontractors. A “site start-up kit” has been set up to ensure that employees present on site have all the necessary equipment from the moment the site opens: PPE, IT equipment, information support to facilitate the well-being of our employees on site.
All engineers and project managers carrying out work are required to operate on sites. Exposure to risk during these phases is real; Cap Ingelec has therefore set up a single document listing the safety instructions applicable during on-site missions and regularly monitors their application.
In 2021, the company had only two lost-time accidents. Over 5 years, Cap Ingelec has had a total of 12 work-related accidents with lost time. The severity rate is 0.11%, which is very low for the profession and well below the national severity rate (0.3%).
The role of the Health, Safety and Working Conditions Commission is also important. A true promoter of employees’ health at work, it is our ally in preventing risks and ensuring compliance with obligations. Accident prevention, both in the office and on the worksite, is one of our priorities. 40 employees have first aid certificates so that they can provide first aid to one of our employees if they need assistance.
HEALTH & SAFETY Day at CAP INGELEC on 24 November 2022
This was an opportunity for all our engineers, technicians and administrative staff to get together around this fundamental value at CAP INGELEC: SAFETY for all, on our sites and in our offices.
A day rich in information, exchanges and feedback that allows us to better support our employees and customers in this essential field.
This event, which took the form of round tables, testimonies and animations (while respecting barrier gestures), was a great success and attracted the attention of all our employees by videoconference!
Safety is everyone’s business!