we believe safety is fundamental
Our vision is to be a company that is incident free, delivers on our promises to our customers, and leaves the environments and communities in which we operate better than we found them.
At every level of our organization, we lead with a commitment to safety and service quality. It is embedded in our culture and everything we do.
We continued to deliver exceptional services to our customers in 2017, experiencing a record year for our nonproductive time (NPT) performance with a 23% decrease in NPT YoY.
Safety is a fundamental component of our culture. We do not take shortcuts when it comes to the safety of our employees or those around us. To guide us on our journey to be incident-free, we have a suite of programs embedded into our overall operational management system:
Our Eight GEMS (Getting Everyone Managing Safety) program is designed to educate employees and empower them to intervene when they see unsafe acts. Each GEM has an associated set of Rules to Live By which guide our employees’ behavior. Through this program, we have improved our employees’ ability to identify hazards, manage risk, and reduce incidents.
I will ALWAYS drive to the conditions of the road and wear my seatbelt
I will ALWAYS take a break from driving whenever I am feeling fatigued
I will NEVER use my mobile phone or drive distracted
I will ALWAYS intervene and stop unsafe acts
I will ALWAYS use approved safe work practices
I will ALWAYS use the correct PPE for the task
I will ALWAYS use Lock Out Tag Out when required
I will ALWAYS keep my workplace free of hazards
I will ALWAYS secure equipment prior to working on it
I will ALWAYS ensure that pressure tests are conducted in a controlled environment
I will NEVER start a task unless I am competent to complete it safely
Short service employees will ALWAYS complete an induction, be clearly identified, and monitored
I will ALWAYS use a Permit To Work when required
I will ALWAYS report an uncontrolled hazard
I will ALWAYS stop to identify the hazards of the operation before starting work
I will ALWAYS inspect lifting equipment before use
I will ALWAYS secure loads prior to movement
I will NEVER stand in the path of a moving load
I will ALWAYS review Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) before handling any hazardous substance
I will ALWAYS follow the label instructions on containers and adequately store hazardous substances
I will NEVER handle specialized materials unless I have been trained and am competent to do so
I will NEVER enter any confined space without authorization
I will ALWAYS be prepared for the environments that I will work in
I will ALWAYS ensure that trapped pressure is vented safely
I will ALWAYS use fall protection equipment when working at heights
This program engages key leaders around the globe to create increased awareness regarding safety initiatives and the importance of behavior-based safety. As a result, we have significantly improved our proactive actions to reduce incidents and have further strengthened our safety culture.
Our Hand and Finger Injury Prevention Program actively addresses a common industry issue by educating our employees on proper equipment and mechanisms to keep them hands-free when operating machinery. The program has led to a measurable reduction in hand and finger injuries and we are proud to have received the Hart’s E&P 2016 Special Meritorious Award for Engineering Innovation in recognition of its success.
All scenarios were performed under a controlled environment to ensure the safety of everyone included.
In 2017, we achieved significant milestones and recognition from customers across our operations for our dedication to safety and service quality:
* The American Petroleum Institute (API) Specification Q2 is the world's most advanced industry certification standard for oil and gas service providers. This achievement recognizes the robustness of our Operational Excellence and Performance System, which assures personnel competency, risk assessment, contingency planning, and many other key elements of safety and service quality.
As a leading oilfield services provider, we intimately understand the importance to deliver consistent quality products and services to our clients.
We invest in ongoing training and competency assurance of our people, and have an industry-leading operational management system (OEPS) that equips them with the tools and resources needed to conduct each job safely and efficiently.
We are committed to delivering the difference in service quality performance for our customers and are proud to say that we had a 23% reduction in nonproductive time (NPT) from 2016-2017.
We understand the importance of protecting and enhancing the environments in which we operate and live.
Our Four Tenets program encourages employees to take an active role through better management of our waste, water, land, and energy resources ranging from raising awareness to the simple actions we can take each day to make a difference, to more robust technical solutions. These environmentally conscious standards enable us to make the right choices and are directly related to the sustainability of our organization.
For more information on our environmental program, please visit our Sustainability section.
The security of our people is of great importance to Weatherford.
We work constantly to ensure we are as best prepared as possible to meet the challenges of tomorrow, wherever they may arise. Throughout our organization, we conduct training and education on the early identification of risk scenarios, ensure prompt notifications to employees if a situation arises, and have streamlined response and reporting protocols in place to make sure our employees remain out of harm’s way.
Our commitment to consistently improving the safety of our operations is evident in our safety performance trend.