At B&W Energy Services, we pride ourselves on being safe both in-house and on the job site. One of the main components of our dedication to safety comes in the form of B&W’s Audits. We use safety audits as a way to analyze and remove the root cause of shortcomings within the system, perfect the system for years to come.
B&W defines an audit as “the systematic and documented process for obtaining audit evidence and evaluating it objectively to determine the extent to which the audit criteria are fulfilled.” The audit program is a set of one or more audits planned for a specific time frame, and directed toward a specific purpose, an includes all activities necessary for planning, organizing and conducting the audits.
B&W conducts safety audits both in house and in the field:
- Safety inspections are conducted in the warehouse each week, and are more frequently conducted by employees to correct unsafe conditions.
- B&W conducts safety inspections in the field in a number of ways, from the project kick-off meetings to job hazard analysis (JHA/JSA) and toolbox safety meetings—employees in the field are consistently ensuring safe conditions on site for themselves, and for our client.
- The Quality Management System (QMS) is a never-ending cycle of continuous improvement involving preventative actions, corrective actions and meetings to achieve the objective of Zero Safety Incidents.
- Safety Committee meetings are held quarterly at the minimum, and is responsible for proactively discovering unsafe findings, then developing a specific plan to correct or mitigate unsafe conditions. Results of the Safety Committee meetings are distributed for all employees to review.
Safety and health in our business is a part of every operation, and to comply with all safety laws and regulations we make it the upmost priority to be constantly aware of conditions in all work areas that could produce injuries. The personal safety and health of B&W employees, as well as our client’s employees, is of primary importance to our organization as a whole.
In the second part of our safety audit series, we’ll discuss how safety information is communicated, and how our strict adherence to safety standards has resulted in B&W’s reputation of being the best in the industry.