IDEC, leader in the design and construction of turnkey projects involving logistics, industrial and service properties, has just been honoured by the CARSAT – the French health and retirement insurance body. This trophy rewards all the hard work done by IDEC with the health and safety procedures put in place to prevent accidents for those working on the construction of a logistics warehouse for GRAND FRAIS in Saint Cyr en Val (Loiret).
A complete project that is being honoured
Working alongside GRAND FRAIS on the extension to its logistics warehouse in Saint Cyr en Val required a very special type of organisation on the building site to ensure the highest level of safety for all those involved. “The client needed to cross the building site to continue its business at the distribution site,” explained Mathieu, who was in charge of the work being carried out here by IDEC. “To satisfy this requirement, we laid down one-way access for the trucks required by GRAND FRAIS and the machinery being used to build this extension.
In practice, this meant marking out a road. The management of flows (for the site and the client) was taken care of by traffic lights. Stop lines marked on the ground meant that worksite vehicles did not interfere with the movement of the client’s trucks, thus guaranteeing optimal safety for workers, who had to cross the road to get back to their base camp. We also marked out pedestrian crossings and other markings on the ground to warn HGV drivers and those in charge of construction machinery.”
A joint project carried out by the CARSAT and IDEC
The work done by IDEC to prevent accidents in the workplace was put in place in conjunction with the CARSAT, the organisation in charge of looking after dangers in the workplace, social policy measures and pensions. “We got the CARSAT involved early on so that they could give us their advice about the measures we wanted to put in place to deal with the question of safety for all those involved at the building site,” explained Hervé, in charge of health and safety for IDEC. “The CARSAT were aware of safety matters and visited the building site. The engineering consultants in this organisation could see the measures we had put in place and approve the planning decisions we had taken,” added Mathieu.
Tough health and safety measures
All of this organisation fits in with the health and safety measures put in place by IDEC over the past few years. “Our health and safety procedures mean we can guarantee to our clients that we are committed to respecting safety rules in our projects,” explained Tony MORAIS. “Health and safety procedures at IDEC were developed thanks to the decision of our executive management team to offer high quality facilities on building sites, and the supply of a personal protection pack (tabard, helmet, boots, coat, safety boots, …),” explained Hervé.
“In addition to these measures, we carry out internal audits based around four topics: Administrative (ratification of the documents required to ensure safety on the building site), Environmental (waste management), Quality control (self-checking) and Safety.” This commitment to ensure the safety of those working on IDEC building sites was also recently strengthened by the signing of a partnership agreement with the OPPBTP (the organisation monitoring safety on building sites and public works).