SERCE 2022

SPIE wins 11 prizes in the SERCE/OPPBTP Safety Competition

Published on 06 July 2022

Cergy, 6 July 2022On Monday 13 June 2022, SPIE CityNetworks, SPIE Facilities and the Industrie and Tertiaire divisions of SPIE Industrie & Tertiaire, French subsidiaries of the SPIE Group, the independent European leader in multi-technical services in the areas of energy and communications, were awarded 11 prizes for their initiatives, performances and exemplary conduct in the field of safety, based on a score assigned in consideration of various assessment criteria, in the SERCE/OPPBTP Safety Competition.

Six prizes for SPIE CityNetworks, the subsidiary specialising in energy and digital networks, transport and urban services 

In the “Challenge from the Panel” competition, the subsidiary won:

•    1st prize in the “Training” category, awarded to the Nord-Est Operational Division for the design and implementation of a “tailor-made” training course on working at height specific to the trades within the company.

•    3rd prize in the “Training” category, awarded to the Telecoms Operational Division in relation to the specific hoisting/lifting training course. This involves the implementation of internal training modules on the topics of “lifting”, “hoisting” and “helicopter transport” for telecoms activities.

•    2nd prize in the “Equipment” category, awarded to the Ouest-Centre Operational Division for the “strip applicator”. This simple tool makes it possible to apply a strip (i.e. a metal, plastic or textile strip (nylon, polypropylene, polyester) that is used to bind, consolidate, close a package or to hold a unit load in place) under the conduits of the overhead and underground power line connections safely.

•    A recognition prize in this same “Equipment” category for the “inflatable splint”, a system that makes it possible to maintain wooden posts without risk of them collapsing during work.

•    1st prize in the “Road Risk Prevention” category, awarded to the Sud-Ouest Operational Division for the “Heavy Vehicle Driver’s Booklet”, which consists in the creation of a guide booklet for heavy vehicle drivers that brings together all of the rules applicable to the driving of vehicles over 3.5 tonnes.

•    2nd prize in the “Feedback” category, awarded to the Sud-Ouest Operational Division for its “Live Work and Excavation Abilities”, namely the implementation of an approach to improve the knowledge and good practices of electricians.

Two prizes for SPIE Facilities, the subsidiary specialising in buildings maintenance and facility management 

This subsidiary, which is noted for its innovation, won 2 prizes:

•    3rd prize in the “Procedures and Operating Methods” category was awarded to the Ile-de-France Operating Division for its “Operating Methods Booklet”. This involved the writing and implementation of comprehensive operating methods, including the associated risks and means of prevention.

•    1st prize in the “Feedback” category for the “roof terrace approach”, namely the establishment of a partnership and a national approach to ensuring the safety of roof terrace work. 

Two prizes for the Industrie division of SPIE Industrie & Tertiaire

The Industrie division of SPIE Industrie & Tertiaire was awarded a “Challenge from the Panel” prize by winning 2nd prize in the “Health” category with its “Musical Awakening Awareness” device. This involved the deployment of a muscular awakening campaign tracking the risks of the appearance of musculoskeletal disorders.

For its performance and exemplary conduct in this area, based on a score assigned in consideration of various assessment criteria, the Industrie division also won 1st prize for “Results and Safety”. 

One prize for the Tertiaire division of SPIE Industrie & Tertiaire

The Tertiaire division won the recognition prize for this same “Results and Safety” category. 

Arnaud Tirmarche, Managing Director of SPIE France, stated: “For SPIE, safety at work is a major and constant concern, at all levels of the company. These 11 prizes are a great reward. They highlight the involvement and the efforts of all our teams to ensure the widespread deployment of our safety culture and strive towards zero serious accidents”. 

Nicolas Lefèvre, Director of Quality, Health, Safety, Security and the Environment of SPIE France, stated: “These prizes are encouraging and a source of pride for all SPIE staff members. Nevertheless, we remain vigilant in terms of health and safety at work and constantly share our good practices to update our communications and to anchor the Group’s ten Life Saving Rules in everyday practice.”