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Describe yourself in 3#.    

What is your background and your role at Bouygues Bâtiment Ile-de-France?  
After a DUT in Quality, Logistics, Industry and Organisation, I joined ESAIP, an engineering school, in the third year for a Risk and Environmental Management course. I had the opportunity to do a two-month work placement with Bouygues Bâtiment Ile-de-France - Construction Privée, which offered me the prospect of a work-study programme for my final year of this engineering course. 
What I like about prevention is anticipating and proactively identifying potential dangers and thus preventing the risk of accidents. Construction is a passion for me. What I particularly appreciate in this field is being in contact with the whole team on site and the management.  
The tasks I am given are identical on the Gentilly Six Degrés and Bagneux Briand sites.  

- I support the works team both in terms of administration and in implementing actions in the field. For example, I help them to find new equipment adapted to a specific task or I assist the works supervisor with the quarter-hourly safety meetings, checking operating procedures, monitoring site indicators, etc. 

- I carry out safety visits on site with a tablet to: identify the positive points (compliance with rules and good practices) and the points of vigilance (anticipating risks, checking, ensuring that no one is in danger). I also make sure that near-accidents are properly reported. This means identifying an event that did not result in an accident but could have. The analysis of these events is fundamental for improvement.  

- In the event of an accident, I'm there to make sure that the person is OK, I direct them to the first aiders or the nurse, then I investigate on site to identify the cause of the accident and put in place corrective or even preventive actions. 
And of course the essence of my job: to bring the safety culture to life!  

Can you explain to us the particularities of the Gentilly Six Degrés project and what the wood guide is?   
The Gentilly Six Degrés project is an operation of 3 office buildings. It will offer 39,000 m² of offices and services and more than 400 parking spaces to accommodate 2,900 people in 3 buildings linked by footbridges and tree-lined terraces. 
The site is deploying a large number of actions in favour of decarbonisation with the deployment of floors and a wooden post/beam structure.   
To support the workers in these new construction methods, I am participating in the production of a wood guide which lists numerous safety rules and ergonomic means to be respected on wood sites. When I started this project, it was a challenge to anticipate the specific risks associated with wood, to know what equipment to buy and what to provide, to check the conformity of lifting points and the conformity of the elements installed with regard to stability. This guide will enable anyone (site supervisor, site manager, prevention officer, etc.) to have a health and safety reference for wood in the various fields: purchasing, packing, lifting, lifting accessories, etc. 

What qualities are needed to be a preventionist?
In prevention, it is necessary to be creative while respecting safety rules because, depending on the situation, you have to come up with solutions that make it possible to ensure safety, even in complex areas. Reactivity is necessary to have a plan B, but above all you have to like human contact because it is a very important lever for improving everyone's behaviour.  

What has the Bouygues Group done for you?  
I discovered the world of building and public works with the teams at Bouygues Bâtiment Ile-de-France - Private Construction. Since I arrived, I've been working with my manager in complete confidence. I feel well supported in my work and he is always available! I have met committed employees who want to make safety a priority. It's this strong team spirit on site that enables us to make things happen. 

Do you have any advice for future trainees?   
The work-study programme is really formative because it allows you to combine theory and practice with experience on the site. The work-study rhythm can be tiring, but it's a real opportunity to learn our future jobs. It's a unique experience; if you have this opportunity you should go for it!  

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