We are primarily tasked with providing power transmission services, system services and facilitating the energy market. Our core tasks follow from our appointment as grid operator under the Dutch 'Elektriciteitswet' (E-wet) and the German 'Energiewirtschaftsgesetz' (EnWG).
Life-Saving Rule systems have proven their value in reducing fatal accidents, which is why TenneT has developed and introduced an LSR system. This system consists of six Life-Saving Rules and the FAIR Approach (Flowchart Analysis of Investigation Results). The six Life-Saving Rules are particularly intended for preventing fatal and very serious accidents. We do not want our employees or those of (sub) contractors to risk their lives for TenneT. These six rules give you the right to say “No” and to stop work in situations defined within the LSR.
The 6 Life-Saving Rules
The TenneT life-saving rules are based on analyses of all our High-Risk Incidents (HRI) from the past years. We then derived the six most important rules for TenneT from these analyses while considering international standards in the oil and gas industry. These Life-Saving Rules present a collection of existing rules that are now being given a special status as they are crucial in preventing fatal or otherwise serious accidents. Compliance with these rules is therefore TenneT’s utmost priority.
TenneT has grown rapidly over the past few years: the number and scope of our projects, the size of our workforce, and the number of suppliers and (sub) contractors that we work with have all increased significantly. But this means that the risk of accidents is also increasing. Unfortunately, fatal accidents have occurred at TenneT – a few years ago and recently. We must do everything in our power to prevent this from ever happening again
The 6 Life-Saving Rules
- Prevent dropped tools and equipment
- Comply with electrical safety rules
- Work with a valid work permit when required
- Protect yourself against falling when working at height
- Do not work, walk or stand under a suspended load
- Use personal protective equipment when required
TenneT has incorporated safety requirements into the procurement process. Read about it here and download the requirements.Read more
Safety Culture Ladder
A way to increase safety awareness and safety culture is to make use of the Safety Culture Ladder (SCL). The Safety culture ladder is a requirement in the selection phase as described in the 'Safety by Contractor Management' program.Read more
TenneT attaches great importance to safety. Every day we are aware of the risks associated with our activities. TenneT wants every employee to return home safely at the end of each working day.Read more