Focus on safe behavior as NCC holds annual Awareness Day

Over the past four years, serious accidents have been reduced by more than 30 percent at NCC, which supports the continued development of systematic safety efforts. The importance of safe behavior in daily work is being discussed today during the Group’s annual Awareness Day.

Photo: Niclas Franzén, NCC

For 11 years, NCC has arranged Awareness Day on the first Wednesday in September. At 9:00 a.m., work will be suspended at all of NCC’s work sites across the Nordic region for dialogue on how to create a better, safer work environment together. This year’s theme is “Safe behavior” for a safe work environment in daily work activities. 

“We have known for some time that safe behavior is a crucial factor in avoiding accidents in the workplace, but these efforts require continuous development. On Awareness Day, we will practice and discuss how we can achieve safe workplaces and that safe behavior is and must be part of our corporate culture,” says Lars-Gunnar Larsson, Head of Health and Safety, NCC.

Over the past four years, there has been a decline of more than 30 percent in very serious accidents at NCC. During the year, NCC also conducted a thorough review of all accidents and close calls, focusing in particular on the most serious, to further increase understanding of safety efforts. 

“Digital reporting and a high level of commitment mean all employees are helping us to understand more than ever about the causes of serious accidents. With this as a basis, we can hone our analysis and initiate targeted measures already this autumn,” concludes Lars-Gunnar Larsson.

Awareness Day was held for the first time in 2011, and the Time Out tool, which encourages employees to stop work when they experience unsafe situations, was introduced in 2014. Since 2017, daily safety briefings have been conducted before the day’s operations at all of NCC’s construction sites. The focus in recent years has been on improvements to procedures, reporting and follow-up.

For further information, please contact:
Lars-Gunnar Larsson, Head of Health and Safety, NCC +46 76 125 13 01
Tove Stål, Head of Group External Relations, +46 76 521 61 02

NCC’s media line: +46 8 585 519 00, E-mail:, NCC’s Mediabank

About NCC. NCC is one of the leading construction companies in the Nordics. Based on its expertise in managing complex construction processes, NCC contributes to a positive impact of construction for its customers and society. Operations include commercial property development, building and infrastructure project contracting, and asphalt and stone materials production. In 2020, NCC had sales of about SEK 54 bn and 14,500 employees. NCC’s shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm.