Boart Longyear recognizes that safety is paramount to our employees and critical to our customers’ success, but more importantly, it’s the right thing to do. Our safety standards, programs, and processes enable drillers to maximize their productivity without compromising their well-being and health. We are proud of our drilling innovations and strive to exceed client expectations when it comes to safe operations.
THINK is an acronym for:
T ake the time
H azard recognition
I dentify the risk
N ecessary controls applied
K eep safety first
Every employee is asked to sign a Make it Personal pocket card and add a picture of why they stay safe. The inside of this folding card contains two sections; “Why I’m Working Safely Today” and “Commitment to Safety.” Both sections are signed by the employee and their supervisor. In the “Why I’m working safely today” section employees place a picture of someone or something important to them, such as their spouse, family, significant other, or possibly a personal activity. This picture should serve as a reminder of what’s most important in their life, and why they work safely.
Management interactions are an important factor in driving the importance of safety and the presentation of the card to each employee is a great opportunity for the employee and the supervisor to commit to going beyond the numbers and making safety personal.
Boart Longyear employees are equipped with a “Stop Work Authority Card” that authorizes them to immediately stop any work that does not comply with safety standards. The Stop Work Authority Program ensures that employees will not be punished or reprimanded for doing so.
The Golden Rules of Safety are a list of questions to ask while on the job. If the answer to any of the questions is NO, our employees stop and take the necessary corrective action and continue only when the answer is YES.
Safe driving is an essential component of the way we do business at Boart Longyear. The Rules of the road are designed to protect our employees, passengers, and the public. Adherence to the rules is a condition of employment.
The EHS Management System centers on a risk-based evaluation of business activities directed at mitigating or eliminating risk in Drilling Services, Global Supply Chain (Manufacturing), Products Group and Corporate operations within Boart Longyear. The management system is applied through the comprehensive review of business activity risk and implementation of corporate EHS Standards in compliance with legal requirements and the Corporate EHS Policy. This document has been significantly streamlined to facilitate each business’ review of applicable risk, application of a minimized yet comprehensive set of corporate EHS standards, and implementation of local controls appropriate to the business. This EHSMS applies to all employees of Boart Longyear, as well as visitors and contractors working on Boart Longyear sites or facilities. Each Branch, Zone, Division or Plant will expand on this program to items specific in nature to that facility or operations area.
The ability to monitor, trend and evaluate all Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) incidents throughout Boart Longyear’s global operational footprint is a critical component of our EHS management system. Our Global EHS Information Management System (GEMS) is a web-based program that captures data relating to injuries, motor vehicle incidents, equipment damage, environmental impacts, and other safety-related incidents.
GEMS quickly disseminates key EHS information on a global scale. It does this via instant e-mail notifications for events entered into the system and distributes a variety of customized daily and monthly summary reports. GEMS has instilled a global consistency throughout Boart Longyear’s EHS programs and allows us to deliver a “One Boart Longyear” effort to our clients. We can now avoid EHS incidents in Chile based on response to incidents at other global operations, such as from trends that are happening in Russia, Canada, or Indonesia. Our GEMS system allows us to recognize, evaluate, and control hazards arising in our workforce.
Boart Longyear uses an in-vehicle monitoring system that provides verbal coaching and weekly reports on driver performance and location. This program has been implemented on four continents with plans for future expansion.