HSEQ 360: Our Safety Culture
Health, Safety, Environment, and Quality are non-negotiable necessities that quantify a company’s priorities, values and focus. We believe our success extends through project execution and ends only when our people return home unharmed, with no negative impact on the environment and resources.
To fulfill and transcend this promise, BlueFin confirms a safe culture of engagement and ownership—a symbiotic approach amongst all commercial facets, where one component depends upon the other for complete success. This culture is HSEQ 360.
Our 360 degree synergetic model centralizes on incident free performance, starting with people and our environment and encompassing resources. In order to deliver this promise BlueFin will demonstrate unwavering dedication to the cooperative HSEQ 360 degree model that acknowledges, supports, and aims to meet the following principles:
- Proper engagement of our workforce through technical training and professional development
- Execution of operations with formal work plans
- Measurement and evaluation of employee performance
- Compliance with the laws, standards, and policies of the government and customers in which we perform work
- Promote, encourage, and support Stop Work Authority
- A mindset of respect for all people
Behavioral Based Safety
Our behavioral based safety program is designed to achieve a transformation from isolated reporting of issues to a more holistic approach by observing one another to promote awareness and correct behavioral practices. The cornerstone of this valuable tool is an observation technique agreed upon by our senior committee. We seek to improve our way of performing tasks by identifying those things we take for granted that can and should be improved upon when possible.
We not only look at the obvious, tangible, visual behaviors, but also tend to look deeper into each other’s normal behavior and compare it to what we observe at the moment to ensure that our coworker is able to manage his work while contemplating other outside influences. Work processes, procedures and overall progress is gauged by taking a few minutes out of our work day to notify an individual of your intention to observe their work technique and compare it to what we all agree is the proper way to perform the task or event. We promote giving each other feedback on that performance and encourage improvement while also noting a behavior that may not be desirable.
By monitoring one another’s progress, holding each other to a higher standard of behavior, we improve ourselves by encouraging good practices and helping to eliminate those behaviors that can be detrimental to our organization, our customers, the public, and our goals.
Trend analysis helps to monitor this progress and by doing so, can virtually predict where we need to focus our attention. Reporting these trends throughout the organization allows each individual to compare theoretical issues to actual trending performances. The keys to our success are simple. Pay attention to those around you. Consider your fellow team member. Execute tasks with mental awareness and clarity. Practice Stop Work Authority.
At BlueFin, we regard operator training as priority standards which measure one’s ability to perform specific tasks, functions, and roles. We believe that everyone is accountable for knowing their job responsibility, their task at hand, the risks such tasks entail, and how to manage and curtail those risks. We believe in training people throughout our entire organization, from our shop mechanics to our field technicians and supervisors, for every possible situation.
Operator training is customized and specific to our equipment, our policies, and our processes. Operator training is performed by BlueFin managers. Supervisors and lead technicians oversee field technicians in the duration of jobs, in order to ensure their skill set and competence level prior to performing the work individually.
Our goal is to ensure that all employees are fully trained, aware of, and know how to handle the different situations that occur on projects. This education and knowledge enables our technical group to provide the safest operation throughout each individual project.
Quality Management System
A quality management system organizes, measures, and records the processes that are identified by an organization to have a specific priority and value metric. The QMS should, furthermore, support the company’s forward strategy by incorporating an improvement and audit process.
BlueFin’s commitment to such quality assurance and control remains visible to our customers, and the results show in our organization’s success and strength in the market.
As a testament to our QMS dedication, BlueFin is a certified ISO 9001:2008 company. Such industry benchmarks are popularly touted but rarely unobtainable in the service energy markets. Our promise to focus on a system that delivers excellence to our customers and employees will remain a priority.