Focusing on occupational safety: BAUER Spezialtiefbau GmbH wins silver SAFETY AWARD
Berlin, Germany – The health and safety of all employees at BAUER Spezialtiefbau GmbH is a top priority. This commitment has now been recognized by the Federation of the German Construction Industry with the silver SAFETY AWARD for specialist foundation engineering. During the General Meeting of the Federal Department (BFA) for Specialist Foundation Engineering, the award was officially presented to Florian Bauer, Member of the Management Board of BAUER Spezialtiefbau GmbH, on September 25. The award was based on accident figures reported by the member companies and the statistics collected within the BFA for the assessment year of 2022. Furthermore, the award relied on generous support from the employer’s liability insurance association for the construction sector (BG BAU). The BFA for Specialist Foundation Engineering is part of the Central Federation of the German Construction Industry, and brings together the leading German specialist foundation engineering companies operating nationally and internationally. Since 2016, this award has honored specialist foundation engineering companies for above-average prevention of industrial accidents on construction sites. BAUER Spezialtiefbau GmbH previously won the silver SAFETY AWARD in 2019.
Focusing on health, safety and environment
“We take occupational safety very seriously in our company, which is why we are particularly thrilled to receive this prestigious award,” says Harald Heinzelmann, Managing Director of BAUER Spezialtiefbau GmbH. “In this context, we rely on a unified Health, Safety and Environment Management system based on globally applicable standards and guidelines. Other areas of focus include personal protective equipment for all employees on construction sites, conduct-based occupational safety, an extensive accident reporting and auditing system as well as consistent further development and training for employees.”
To raise more awareness about the topic of occupational safety, an annual safety competition is held within the BAUER Group in Germany and Austria. The employees have the opportunity to win attractive prizes – including a car. And the success is impressive: All the occupational safety measures have significantly reduced the number of accidents since 2019.