The Safety Ladder and “TenneT” products
TenneT announced at the beginning of 2017 that they would incorporate the Safety Ladder as one of the criteria in the purchasing process. In order to make the Safety Ladder applicable to all (potential) suppliers, TenneT developed, in conjunction with NEN, three different products:
Safety Culture Ladder (SCL)
Self assessment questionnaire+ (SAQ+)
Self assessment questionnaire (SAQ)
The requirements that you as a (potential) supplier have to fulfil depend on the amount and level of hazardous work. Should you have any questions on the scaling, please contact TenneT.
Safety Ladder Developments
||NEN new schedule manager of the Safety Ladder
The next step of ProRail, after they released the certification schedule, is a transfer to a party that will further develop and manage the Safety Ladder. NEN became the owner/ manager of the Safety Ladder on the 1st of July 2016.
||Tennet and the Safety Ladder
TenneT is currently working on using the Safety Ladder as a purchasing instrument for all its contractors.
||ProRail is considering to also apply the Safety Ladder to civil contractors
ProRail is considering to also use the Safety Ladder in contracting non-recognised parties such as civil contractors. This will not be implemented before the 1st of January 2017.
Alliander intends to incorporate the Safety Ladder in their purchasing strategy.
Ever since the complete release of Safety Ladder on the 1st of October 2015, other companies, apart from rail companies, were also assessed on the basis of the Safety Ladder, such as companies from the construction, civil engineering infrastructure and energy sectors, etc..
Safety Ladder Certification by NCI
NCI was closely involved in the development of the Safety Ladder and was finally given the honour to assess ProRail according to the Safety Ladder. This was a few years ago and DAC, after it was satisfied, has been given the opportunity to assess or certify many companies such as: GVB, Van Hattum en Blankenvoort, Swietelsky, Van der Linden Onderhoud, etc.
The Dutch Accreditation Institute has been declared competent by ProRail & NEN to certify according to the Safety Performance Ladder. You can download the certifiable standard and accompanying manual here.