We are primarily tasked with providing power transmission services, system services and facilitating the energy market. Our core tasks follow from our appointment as grid operator under the Dutch 'Elektriciteitswet' (E-wet) and the German 'Energiewirtschaftsgesetz' (EnWG).
TenneT puts much focus and effort on Contractor Management. We want everyone working for TenneT to return home safely at the end of each day. We want to work together with the best parties to perform our work. Suppliers who, like us, take safety seriously and perform their work extremely safely.
We have decided to integrate safety in our procurement process. Safety is a key consideration in the selection of our contractors and the assessment of their performance. We regard our contractors as our “partners in safety”.
TenneT expects contractors to discuss safety in their own organization, adopt a proactive attitude in improving safety performance throughout the supply chain, and encouraging subcontractors to also optimize their safety performance. We want to engage in an ongoing dialogue with our contractors about learning from experience and pursuing continuous improvement. We strive for a safer working environment for all, with zero accidents.
TenneT publishes the online Contractor Safety Newsletter 4 times a year, with news and developments in the field of Safety
TenneT has incorporated safety requirements into the procurement process. Read about it here and download the requirements.Read more
Safety Culture Ladder
A way to increase safety awareness and safety culture is to make use of the Safety Culture Ladder (SCL). The Safety culture ladder is a requirement in the selection phase as described in the 'Safety by Contractor Management' program.Read more
TenneT applies six Life-Saving Rules. These rules are intended to prevent fatal accidents, and are based on the safety standards applicable in the petrochemical industry and a careful analysis of past high-risk incidents at TenneT. TenneT employees or personnel working for our (sub)contractors should never feel pressured to risk their lives for the sake of the company. The six Life-Saving Rules empower employees to say 'No' and stop the work in any situation where a Rule applies.Read more