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).
TenneT is committed to a safe workplace. We believe that safety is a joint effort and responsibility of TenneT and its contractors.
The TenneT General and Operational SHE requirements prescribes the applicable safety standards for all contractors and sub-contractors working for TenneT. The SHE requirements outlines the minimum expectations that contractors (sub-contractors included) shall comply with. Safety is of the highest priority for TenneT. We expect all contractors to comply with all our policies, rules and procedures set forth by TenneT, in order to achieve a strong safety performance.
SHE requirements for contractors
TenneT has incorporated these safety requirements into the procurement process.
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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
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 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