Due to the high risk potential, quarries are generally well-organised in terms of occupational safety. Nevertheless, accidents do occur time and again, even in established companies that have been operating successfully and routinely for years. This was the case for the client who commissioned us with this project.
A misperception of the safety culture by the employees was identified as the cause of the accident rate. Although the company's safety culture had developed considerably over time, many employees still had a fear of an old safety concept in their heads, which in the event of accidents focused primarily on finding the culprit and issuing official warnings.
This misperception could be remedied through targeted measures. In particular, the employees were involved in these measures. They were encouraged to develop their personal safety awareness and expertise and thus become actively involved as multipliers of safety culture.