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).
Safety at TenneT
TenneT attaches great importance to safety. Every day, as an organisation, we are aware of the risks associated with our activities. TenneT wants every employee to come home safely, every day.
Our safety ambitions
In recent years TenneT has shown an enormous improvement in safety behaviour, including certification on step 3 of the Safety Culture ladder (SCL). However, safety requires constant attention and focus. And that is why we need to take further steps. Our safety performance reflects the quality of our business operations. Operational excellence can only be achieved through a broad, proactive, risk-based approach to our business activities and processes. We want to be recognised as an excellent safety performer.
TenneT OHS Policy
On 31 August 2020 the Executive Board signed the new TenneT OHS policy. The OHS policy explains and gives direction to TenneT's employees and other stakeholders about the way in which TenneT carries out its activities and what we expect from employees in order to achieve our safety ambition of Zero Harm. Besides a strong focus on the "human" aspects of OHS, such as psychological safety, learning organisation and safety culture, attention is also paid to the "organisational" elements of OHS, such as risk management, safe operations throughout the chain and contractor management. Working safely is the responsibility of every employee.
Safety Vision and Strategy 2025
Getting every employee home safe and healthy, every time’, that is our safety vision. In other words: Zero Harm. Therefore TenneT will provide a solid foundation and step up in our commitment to safety, making it central to our culture and everyday practice. As part of our overall strategic goals 2025, our strategic safety goal is to provide a safe and great place to work for up to 10,000 employees and (sub) contractors.
The purpose of the Safety Strategy 2025 is to improve our safety performance. The Safety Strategy has been created to offer a common framework on which we can base our actions. We are all responsible for improving safety and we need to work together to get every employee home safe and healthy, every time. Together, we aim to create critical mass, focusing our actions and aiming for results. The same applies to every employee.
Safety Roadmap 2025
The Safety Strategy 2025 has been translated into the Safety Roadmap. The roadmap contains specific actions that we undertake to realize our ambition of Zero Harm. The Roadmap is a living document and is evaluated and updated quarterly in cooperation with the business.
The Roadmap 2025 is the base for our solid foundation. By focusing on results and making choices we can steer actions with contribute to our solid foundation. The transformation priorities help us to offer clarity focus, to increase the execution power of our organization, also regarding safety.
Our safety performance must reflect our operational excellence. TenneT wants to be regarded as a safety leader, and we believe that all TenneT employees should assume the role of leaders by working safely themselves. We therefore invest in training programmes for our managers and employees.Read more
Contractor management is a key element of our Safety Vision 2018. We want everyone working for TenneT to return home safely at the end of each day. TenneT wants to contract top safety performers to contribute to our projects. We are looking for contractors who take safety just as seriously as we do, and who apply the highest safety standards when performing their work.Read more
TenneT applies six Life-Saving Rules. These rules are intended to prevent fatal accidents, and are based on the safety standards applicable in the petrochemical industry and a careful analysis of past high-risk incidents at TenneT. TenneT employees or personnel working for our (sub)contractors should never feel pressured to risk their lives for the sake of the company. The six Life-Saving Rules empower employees to say 'No' and stop the work in any situation where a Rule applies.Read more