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994 The finnish transport agency’s and infra contractors association’s joint ventures in Finland
  1. Risto Lappalainen
  1. Finnish Transport Agency, Finland


Background The Finnish Transport Agency is an expert organisation responsible for Finland’s roads, railways and waterways and for the overall development of Finland’s transport system. FTA operates under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Transport and Communications. It is FTA’s responsibility to maintain the high quality of Finnish infrastructure, which in its turn enables mobility services, robotization and digitalization.

Infra Contractors Association’s main mission is to improve their member companies’ business. Member companies build and maintain roads, streets, railways, waterways, harbours and airports, parks and sports grounds, pipelines, sewer networks, power-distribution networks, telecommunications network and produce aggregates that are vital for all construction.

Methods The Finnish Transport Agency and Infra Contractors Association work constantly together to improve occupational safety at the infra worksites. The target is to improve occupational safety (norms, instructions and procedures) and the safety management. Both, The Finnish Transport Agency and Infra Contractors Association have different safety competitions and campaigns, which are supporting each other.

Results The newest joint venture is the ‘’Rail Road Forum’’. Its aim is to gather together all who somehow operates in the rail road. The main focus is to develop rail road from different aspects in open co-operation, together. And off course one important sub-group is Safety and Security Group.

This is only one prove of success of what doing together can make.

Conclusions Through the constant cooperation amongst with all the parties it is possible to gain better safety of work.

  • Occupational safety
  • joint venture

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