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2016-09-07

NCC: Time Out for a stronger safety culture

Worksite accidents at NCC have more than halved in five years.
Numerous initiatives have contributed to the positive trend,
including such preventive measures as Time Out. Today, the importance
of safety will be discussed during Awareness Day at all NCC
worksites.

"We have a vision of zero accidents in the workplace and we want
everyone to arrive home from work safe and sound. Time Out is an
approach that helps us to reduce the number of accidents at our
worksites; to speak up, act, take the necessary measures and secure
hazardous and unsafe work situations," says Peter Wågström, President
and CEO of NCC.

This is the sixth consecutive year that NCC is arranging Awareness Day
and the theme for the second consecutive year is Time Out. Tools are
downed at 9:00 a.m. at all NCC worksites in all markets. A Group-wide
discussion is held at the worksite with everyone given the
opportunity to put forward thoughts and ideas on how the worksite can
be made even safer, at both a physical and psychosocial level, and
what each individual can do.

"Although it is important that we set aside a special day - Awareness
Day - to discuss safety, it is nonetheless a topic that we must focus
on every day," says Lars-Gunnar Larsson, Group Work Environment
Manager at NCC.

NCC has been surveying trends in the number of worksite accidents
since 2011. The number of worksite accidents has fallen by 51 percent
in the past five years.

"It is gratifying that the number of worksite accidents has fallen by
so much, but there is more to do. We are working to promote a
stronger safety culture by highlighting the importance of and
tolerance toward Time Out. Taking a Time Out should be a natural part
of our work whenever we witness reckless behavior or a threat to
safety. Time Out means being bold enough to take a stance and
assuming personal responsibility for safety at the worksite and where
`the courage to speak up' and `watching out for one another' form
natural elements," says Lars-Gunnar Larsson.

NCC has a vision of reducing worksite accidents to zero and has zero
tolerance for non-compliance with safety rules.

For further information, please contact:

Peter Wågström, President and CEO of NCC, tel: +46 8 585 530 40

Lars Gunnar Larsson, NCC Group Work Environment Manager, tel: +46 8
585 517 97

Anna Trane, Press & PR Manager, NCC, tel: +46 708 84 74 69

NCC's media line +46 8 585 519 00, e-mail: press@ncc.se, NCC's image
bank (http://www.ncc.se/press/bildbank/)

About NCC Our vision is to renew our industry and provide superior
sustainable solutions. NCC is one of the leading companies in
construction, property development and infrastructure in Northern
Europe, with sales, excluding Bonava, of SEK 53 billion and 16,000
employees in 2015.

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http://news.cision.com/ncc/r/time-out-for-a-stronger-safety-culture,c207...
http://mb.cision.com/Main/197/2073764/558456.pdf

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