Real safety

South-West & North-West Europe

Vincent Ravet

Ensuring safety at dizzying heights?

DEKRA France

Industrial climber
Determine the degree of material damage resulting from corrosion and, thus, establish the remaining level of stability.

Exciting, but also dangerous: high above on cranes, aerial lifts, and buildings is where you’ll often see Vincent Ravet. He is one of five industrial climbers at DEKRA in France and he deals with the non-destructive testing (NDT) of pipes and girders, as well as their welded joints. Specially trained and with nerves of steel, he can carry out these inspections even in extreme conditions. In summer 2019, he spent weeks in the French Alps inspecting the supporting towers of aerial lifts at the ski areas of La Plagne and Val Thorens. However, his next assignment will take him hundreds of meters below the Earth’s surface: his services are required by the CERN nuclear research center.

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Working height of industrial climbers

Hanadi Natalie

Prospects provided by further education?

Nobina

Bus driver
To secure a permanent job for the very first time after receiving a bus driver license at DEKRA.

Years of part-time work, an unsuccessful education, and living on social security – 35-year-old Hanadi Natalie could have been discouraged. But just the opposite. She was determined to become a bus driver. In collaboration with the Roskilde municipality and DEKRA, she started a course. And soon after passing her driving test, she had her first day of work at Nobina, a public transport operator. “It has changed my life. I have confidence in myself that I can do well,” she says. Over the next few years, she will be saving up to be able to take the driver training course at DEKRA. She dreams of teaching others how to become bus or truck drivers.

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Number of daily passengers of public transport operator Nobina