Our approach

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In order to deliver your project predictably, successfully and on time, we have developed a unique approach over the years: our Gilde model. This model runs like a thread through our organization and is embedded in all our processes and systems.

We have developed our approach based on years of experience in the execution of a variety of projects in construction. In recent years, for example, we have identified a number of issues that do not benefit the exectution of projects. By focusing on those parts, we can serve you even better.

Your value

  • Prevention of safety incidents
  • More time for your core process
  • Higher productivity and lower failure costs
  • Better predictability of your project
  • Higher customer satisfaction of the end client
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Our De Gilde model in 6 steps

1. Intake

We always start by determine the principles and objectives of your project. The following issues are discussed:

  • Discuss the safety, health and environmental plan of the project;
  • Exectution period of the project;
  • Location;
  • Exectution method and the nature of the work;
  • Which functions and roles are required;
  • Required knowledge, training and certifications;
  • What tools and personal protective equipment are needed;
  • The desired guidance and coordination from De Gilde Groep;
  • CSR and SROI objectives;
  • Other principles.

2. Plan of action

Based on the intake De Gilde Groep will develop a proposal for the project. This can vary from one professional to a full project team of up to 200 employees.

3. Planning

Based on the question, De Gilde Groep ensures that the right employees are scheduled for your project:

  • Competence tests are conducted among new employees, so that De Gilde Groep is familiar with the level of knowledge and skills;
  • We check certifications and training. You can think of; aerial work platform certificate, Picking up loads, GPI, DVP, VCA, NEN 3140 designation. In addition to basic training and certifications, employees are specifically trained where necessary;
  • Organizing quality housing and the well-being of the employees outside of the activities on the project. This includes leisure activities, guidance and explanation about culture and values in the Netherlands, communication with the environment, etc.;
  • Providing the necessary work clothing, (electrical) tools and personal protective equipment.

4. Instruction

  • Digital registration on the project / providing the necessary information;
  • Make contact in advance with the Chief technician / foreman;
  • On the first working day, a project coordinator from De Gilde Groep is present and at least the following matters are discussed with the professionals:
    • Explanation of the activities (planning and drawings);
    • Shift division (if applicable);
    • Rest and working hours on the specific project;
    • SHE plan;
    • The right way to communicate.

5. Monitoring

During the execution of the project, a project coordinator from De Gilde Groep will be frequently present at the project to provide support in the management concerning safety, quality and productivity, in accordance with the agreements in the project plan.

6. Evaluation

  • The contribution of each employee is evaluated on a number of points after the work has been completed;
  • The overall service is also evaluated based on the agreements made / the project plan;
  • We use the content of these evaluations in a continuous learning process. In this way we continue to improve our services.
In recent years, we have identified a number of issues that do not benefit the execution of projects.
Below is a brief outline.


  • Insufficient immediate availability of the right temporary employees;
  • Skills and knowledge of temporary employees do not match sufficiently with what is necessary for safe, qualitative and productive execution;
  • Insufficient availability of correct tools and personal protective equipment at the right time and place;
  • Management of foreign employees is insufficiently effective;
  • Too many mistakes made by employees with regard to properly reading before executing the work package;
  • Insufficient safety awareness.


  • General shortage of experienced technical and construction personnel;
  • Temporary personnel are insufficiently seen as a success factor of a project;
  • Personnel is often requested (too) late, while the expected work has been known for some time;
  • Relatively little is invested in the safety awareness of temporary employees;
  • Due to language and cultural differences, foreign employees are not effectively managed;
  • Too often, only the direct rate is considered instead of the quality and value of an employee.


  • High failure costs;
  • Many unsafe situations or (near) accidents;
  • Projects are not delivered on time;
  • Budget overrun;
  • Quality of the work does not match the expectations;
  • Unpleasant working atmosphere because a client has to constantly correct;
  • Dissatisfied clients.

Would you like to know more about our approach? Contact us.
We are happy to tell you more about it.