Health & Safety: At the heart of our Group culture

The health and safety of our people, passengers and community are an absolute necessity, shared by all our employees. It is an important part of the Group’s common culture, led by our Executive Mangement and supported by Health and Safety country management.

 

To strive for excellence in health and safety culture, we focus on the following strategic pillars:

  • Continuing improving our Transdev Group Health and Safety Policy and Safety Management System (SMS)
  • Strengthen Transdev’s Safety Governance and Compliance.
  • Drive safety performance.
  • Promote a positive and proactive wellbeing and safety culture

We approach health and safety management systematically with clear organizational structures, and accountabilities. This is achieved by the deployment of the SMS (Safety Management System) which constantly monitors and checks compliance with the standards in force within the Group together with dedicated audit and monitoring teams:

  • custom-designed system that takes into account the size and complexity of local activities (heavy rail, light rail, road and marine activities) as well as risks related to interfacing with third parties (contractors and service providers);
  • consistent with the international standard ISO 45001 and complies with regulatory requirements for “System Safety” (applicable to the jurisdiction that the entities operate in).
  • Key performance indicators (KPI): each quarter, monitoring of key performance indicators for Safety (accidents at work, injured passengers or third parties, number of collisions, incivilities, etc.) and implementation of targeted action plans to continue to improve.

Transdev Health & Safety Community

Our Group Safety Department coordinates the internal Health and Safety Community. They convene periodically to exchange best practices and provide feedback on safety events. In 2020, the Community came together to share good health and safety practices across the operations on a global basis and partnership with Industries, Unions and Public Transit Authorities with the aim to minimize the risk of COVID-19 contamination for our employees, subcontractors and passengers.

Transdev recognized that leadership and engagement of all level of employees are the levers to drive a positive and proactive health and safety culture. 

 

Sheena Sasi Kumar, Group Safety Director

The 10 Transdev safety principles

These principles are a global initiative where grass roots participation to identify non-negotiables for Transdev operations. Transdev employees and managers use these ten safety principles to guide their behaviors and decision-making.

  1. Promote a culture of safety by example
  2. Zero tolerance for alcohol or drugs
  3. You are responsible for your safety and for the safety of others
  4. Strict respect of procedures: No “more or less”
  5. Report dangerous situations immediately
  6. Observe all signs, signals and speed limits
  7. Always wear your personal protective equipment
  8. Keep your workspace clean and your tools well maintained
  9. Report and analyse all incidents immediately
  10. Share your experiences and your best practices with your colleagues

It is thanks to the personal commitment of everyone in regards to safety that we can build, day after day, a relationship of trust, respect and partnership with our customers, our passengers and our employees.

 

Thierry Mallet, CEO of Transdev Group