Planning each work activity makes worksites safer – Skanska Safety Week for the 11th consecutive year

Skanska Safety Week is the world’s largest occupational health and safety initiative run by a single company. The initiative contributes to Skanska’s focus on achieving the vision of “Zero accidents”. During May 18 to 24 the company’s 58,000 employees and more than 300,000 colleagues from subcontractors, partners and others in all Skanska home market countries will have a focus on “Pre Task Planning”. 

“To reach our target of zero accidents we need to cooperate with our partners, subcontractors and industry colleagues. We cannot be satisfied until everyone, every day comes home from work safely”, says Johan Karlström, President and CEO of Skanska.

A construction project is a dynamic setting and this year’s theme is chosen to reduce the risk of accidents on site.

“We know that by carefully planning each task we come to understand the safety hazards and can take the right actions to keep our colleagues safe. Pre Task Planning is an important part of risk management intended to identify potential safety hazards. If it is done well, the risk of working unsafely is reduced”, says Neil Moore, Senior Vice President Safety, Skanska AB.

On the website you can read about some of the thousands of activities taking place during Skanska Safety Week. You can also read about how health and safety is present in their daily work of colleagues in all parts of Skanska.

09.00 CET, Oslo, Norway

Karen Hagby works for the building unit in Norway and is a Health & Safety advisor at the Sundtkvartalet project in Oslo. She starts her workday with planning and supports the production team to ensure safe and efficient production on the site.

13.00 CET, 7 a.m. EDT, Newark, NJ 

On the other side of the globe the day is just starting. Joe Domingues, Labor Foreman, working for Skanska USA Civil, is 80 years old and still leading the stretch-and-flex. He keeps himself in good shape and says: “my signature ‘hula bula’ move shows everyone what this old man can do!”

For further information, please contact:

Annika Svensson, PR Manager, Skanska AB, tel +46 (0)10-448 15 15

Direct line for media: tel +46 (0)10 448 88 99

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Skanska is one of the world’s leading project development and construction groups with expertise in construction, development of commercial and residential premises, and public-private partnerships projects. Based on its global green experience, Skanska aims to be the clients' first choice for Green solutions. The Group currently has 58,000 employees in selected home markets in Europe and North America. Skanska's sales in 2014 totalled SEK 145 billion.

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Skanska is one of the world’s leading construction and project development companies, focused on selected home markets in the Nordic region, Europe and USA. Supported by global trends in urbanization and demographics, and by being at the forefront in sustainability, Skanska offers competitive solutions for both simple and the most complex assignments, helping to build a sustainable future for customers and communities. The Group has about 40,000 employees. Skanska's sales in 2017 totaled SEK 161 billion.


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