Ton van de Minkelis
Ton holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and a masters in Industrial Engineering and Organisation Development from Eindhoven University of Technology. From 1990-1993, he worked as a manufacturing engineer at Fokker Aircraft and in 1993 became Technical Manager at Det Norske Veritas responsible for all certification schemes in Benelux. In 2000, Ton joined Fokker Aerostructures as SHE-Q Director. Since 2013, he is QHSE Director of Van Oord, responsible for the deployment and improvement of the QHSE policy within the global organisation.
Articles By Ton van de Minkelis
It is hard to imagine a time when safety was not deemed important, when Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) was not used and little was done in the way of prevention. A few decades ago, occupational health and safety was not considered as important for the vast majority of companies. Instead, incidents and emergencies were handled as they occurred, as effectively as possible given the limited technology and resources available. Today, those times have changed. This article explores the progress of health and safety in the dredging industry and QHSSE professionals, Ton van de Minkelis and Christophe Leroy share their experiences in building a proactive safety culture.
Safety awareness in the dredging industry has taken a leap forward. The efforts of the IADC are part of the new safety strategy to reduce accidents and incidents to zero.