ABB Project Managment

ABB asked JBA to assist them in introducing a Health and Safety management system specifically for projects that would be applicable, independent of location, in order to provide consistency across global operations and address major concerns around incident and accident rates on global projects. Working closely with our client we created an ABB Standard for Project Safety Management and significantly reduced incident and accidents over a three-year period.


The Client was experiencing a significant number of accidents and injuries across their global operations. Whilst HSE systems were already in place for project sites in compliance with OHSAS18001, the system was not working effectively. The current focus was on site rules rather than on the quality of management utilising a risk-based approach. This was further compounded in those projects that were started in Europe and the US, where little attention was paid to local cultural and management issues and in variations in standards as operated by local contractors and clients.

"We knew this would be a big challenge but it has reduced our accident and incident rates, improved our management system and the behaviour of our own staff together with our contractors and surprisingly, clients."
Project Safety Manager


  • A significant reduction in the rates of incidents and accidents measured over a 3 year period since the intervention.
  • A much more robust approach to managing projects globally and especially in the case of "imported" projects.
  • Clients value our service more highly as a result of the programme as evidenced in comparative rating surveys of competitors , leading to further sales.
  • This intervention also influenced the risk management behaviours of subcontractors.
  • Overall the assignment was recognised as enhancing ABB’s reputation and ethical values.

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Company History


JBA Was formed in Feb. 2005

Initially to provide hands-on consultancy services primarily within the rail industry, the primary clients being London Underground (LUL), Network Rail, Metro trains Melbourne, Sydney Trains, Bombardier Transportation, Metronet Rail, BVT Surface Fleet and BAE Surface Ships , where a variety of roles were undertaken from interim operation management, supply chain management, engineering management to COO and Vice President of Operations Performance.


JBA Change Management Corporation

Currently JBA are working with various Rail Organizations in the US to devise methods of consultant support to improve their business performance. JBA Change Management Corporation (North America) was set up June 2017 to establish a firm base for all contracts in the US going forward and to provide a presence in the North American market.

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