Hans Versteeg

Freelance Piling/Civil and HSE Specialist.

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Quality and safety

At first sight these two issues do not have anything to do with each other but in practice they do indeed have much common ground. Many Dutch contractors have assigned these two tasks to one department, the KAM department (quality, health and safety at work, and environment). I do indeed think that, to a certain […]

(Nederlands) Regenseizoen


According to the Cup-a-Soup commercial everyone is his/her own manager these days: the paving stone manager, the paint manager, the site manager, the construction manager, the HSE manager etc. But what is a manager exactly? According to Wikipedia a manager is an executive, the tasks of a manager can be described in the following ways:  […]

(Nederlands) Niet helemaal zoals gedacht

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(Nederlands) Tijdmachine

(Nederlands) Proud to be Dutch!

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(Nederlands) De 1e week India zit erop!

(Nederlands) Voorbereiding en de reis naar India

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Hans goes International

Hans goes International In the past, I worked on various large and smaller projects in Portugal, Scotland, Germany and Nigeria.  However, these were projects for a shorter period (a maximum of nine or ten months.) Too short to settle in the country in question, surely  considering the fact that I was supervising various other ongoing […]

Safety Expert Training

Lately, while on a project, I came across the slogan “Safety: that’s you”. This slogan has made me think: these three words exactly convey the essence of safety awareness. For safety involves our own attitude and mentality! In the time that I still worked as a building supervisor I had a very friendly and skilful […]