About Skanska Safety Week

Skanska Safety Week began in 2005 and is now a part of the Skanska calendar. It is important to us because it provides an opportunity to emphasize the role that safety has in our values—Care for Life, Be Better Together, Work Ethically and Transparently. Which is not limited to Skanska employees and involves anyone working on a Skanska project. We are concerned about the well-being of everyone in the construction industry.

In 2014 Safety Week activities Skanska colleagues reached out to industry colleagues to make Safety Week a more inclusive event with competitors, suppliers and contractors, clients and designers taking part. In the USA, Finland and Poland Safety Week is an industry event making an impact upon the lives of those in construction.

Main theme: Plan – Do – Check – Act

For 2017 our main theme for Skanska Safety Week was "Plan – Do – Check - Act" with a sub-theme of Health and Well-being.

PDCA is an important topic for us because we know that by careful planning, following up on what we planned to do and then analyze where we can improve, we can manage the safety hazards put controls in place and continuously improve safety at the workplace.


Subtheme: Health and well-being – for our whole life

Health and Well-being was the sub-theme for Safety Week 2017. There to highlight the importance of working with people's whole life, by avoiding impact from un-healthy working conditions.

Thousands of activities took place during Skanska Safety Week at construction jobsites, depots and offices across Skanska, inspiring not just the Skanska employees but also our quarter of a million sub-contractors, partners and customers.

We believe that everyone has the right to come home unharmed at the end of each work day and the annual Skanska Safety Week gives us an opportunity to remind ourselves more intensely on what is an everyday challenge.

Neil Moore
Senior Vice President Safety at Skanska AB

Last updated: 5/16/2017

Neil Moore

Senior Vice President Safety

+44 774 893 30 38

Safety Week 2017

May 8 to 14, our 41,000 employees at thousands of projects in our home markets, along with more than 200,000 subcontractors, suppliers and business partners were involved in activities focused on workplace safety, health and well-being.

Safety Week 2017