Striving for Zero Incidents: IADC launches Safety Committee

Dredging operations are risky. They are large, sprawling with hidden dangers amongst heavy machinery. The IADC members are committed to safeguarding their employees and to continuous improvement in guaranteeing a safe and healthy work environment. The IADC members have committed themselves to reducing the number of industry accidents and incidents to zero.

In November 2013, a group of QHSE experts from the member companies were nominated and the IADC Safety Committee was established.
One of the items that the committee has been charged with is the development of a “Charter of Best Practices”.


  • Mr Karel Huybrechts - DEME
  • Mrs Joke Vavier - Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V
  • Mr René Kolman - IADC
  • Mr Christophe Leroy - Jan De Nul
  • Mr Ton van de Minkelis - Van Oord



Click here to download the Health and Safety Charter IADC.


Click here to watch the rerun of webinar for free.


Here you can download articles published by the Safety Committee:



IADC Safety Committee

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Safety Award

In order to encourage the development of safety skills on the job and to reward people and companies demonstrating diligence in safety awareness in the performance of their profession, IADC created the Safety Award in 2016 and bestows the honour on an annual basis.

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IADC Members and Safety

Please use the links below to view all safety measurements of IADC members individually.