Safety has always been the number one priority at B&W Energy Services, and Safety Audits are a regular part of our company culture. In Part 1 of our Safety Audit series, we discussed the different ways B&W conducts safety audits both in house and in the field. Now, we want to delve a little deeper into the reasons behind our many safety audits and how this information is communicated and used throughout the company.
First and foremost, incidents and personal injuries on the job are unacceptable. This is why our team is dedicated to maintaining our record of having Zero Safety Incidents on project sites. To achieve this standard, annual Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) goals are set by senior leadership each year. Every established goal is aimed at preventing accidents, incidents and injuries.
How safety information from audits is communicated is central to the effectiveness of our safety program. At B&W, information obtained from safety audits in the field is channeled back to senior leadership and discussed regularly and highlighted in quarterly safety meetings. This information drives changes to our service line procedures, HSE policies and procedures. Information relevant to each department, whether engineering or operations, is communicated directly for implementation. This ensures that the information received from safety audits is having a positive impact on how we do business. Proving our commitment to safety makes a real difference in the field. This is evidenced by the fact B&W maintains the lowest EMR rating in our industry.
You may be asking yourself: What does this mean for me? Well, to put it simply—our dedication to safety provides a safer work environment for all employees as well as saving our clients both time and money. Safety and health are a part of every operation at B&W. Without question, it’s every employee’s responsibility at all levels. And our commitment further ensures that the work we do, both in house and in the field, is completed accurately and within both time and budget.