Driving to Zero®
Ensign is engaged in numerous initiatives to build and reinforce our health and safety culture, and we expect our employees to achieve year-over-year improvement in safety performance.
We are aiming for a destination called “zero”—zero safety incidents, zero injuries and zero days off work due to injury; in other words, a perfect HSE record.
Our Driving to Zero® vision means accepting that every incident is preventable, and it has helped us achieve improvements in our safety performance.
During the period 2003 to 2010, the entire Company has achieved a 64 percent reduction in total recordable incidents and a 58 percent reduction in injuries that resulted in workers losing time from work.
Training Our Employees
As a global oilfield services company, we train our workers to make safety on and off the job an everyday priority.
Training starts on the first day of employment and is reinforced constantly through job safety analysis programs, personal injury prevention training, safety coaching, daily pre-job safety meetings, and daily work observation practices.
An area of focus for Ensign continues to be driver safety. Ensign has over 2,000 vehicles globally, and our divisions are working very diligently on their fleet programs to reduce collision and ticketing rates from inspections and thereby protect our employees and the public.
Safety Stand Down
Ensign’s Safety Stand Down is a Company-wide initiative designed to reinforce our commitment to workers’ safety.
During Safety Stand Down, which is held twice a year Company-wide, Ensign’s senior executives visit job sites in the field to raise awareness about safety issues with our frontline workers, customers and subcontractors.
Our frontline workers—the crews who work on our rigs and employees who interact regularly with our customers—form the largest group in our workforce. Most of the Company’s recordable incidents and injuries occur within this group, particularly among crews working together for the first time or those who are new to their job.
We change the theme for Safety Stand Down each year in order to focus attention on specific policies and practices.
Driving to Zero® Video