WAVE is a company safety program that is designed to improve safety awareness, conduct and communication. It started as a trail program within one of the VolkerWessels companies and in august 2013 the VolkerWessels Board of Directors decided to introducte the program company-wide.
These safety values form the basis of the WAVE safety program. They are applicable to everything we do.
Consistent: Safety is a part of everything we do
Responsible: I am responsible for my own safety and safety of others
Willing to learn: I want to learn from accidents and near misses
Open: I point out unsafe behaviour and safety to others
Action: I quit work that's unsafe. If necessary I shut down the work activities
Respect: I accept feedback regarding my (safety) behaviour, regardless of my rank or position
Honest: I report all accidents, including near misses and safety incidents
We expect from all our business partners that they recognize, honour and share our safety values. Furthermore we expect them to participate in WAVE initiatives where applicable.