Inside Trinidad’s safety toolbox: exploring the Reliability Triangle

This week on the blog, we’re exploring one of the tools in Trinidad’s safety toolbox: the reliability triangle.

Used to promote a proactive approach to prevent incidents on Trinidad’s drilling rigs, the triangle was designed on the knowledge that 97% of safety incidents are caused by at-risk behaviours and conditions.

Trinidad’s Safety Reliability Triangle

Trinidad Drilling Safety Reliability Triangle

Taking care of each other at Trinidad

By promoting our proactive safety culture, Trinidad reached its lowest company-wide TRIR in history, meaning more of our rig hands went home safely in 2016 than ever before.

If you’re interested in joining a rig with an amazing safety record, check out the careers section on our website for opportunities to apply.

Trinidad Drilling Rig 121

There are no re-dos when it comes to rig safety

Rig safety has come a long way over the last 30 years. Just ask John Meckert, Trinidad’s Vice President of HSE and QMS, whose years of experience in the industry have given him another level of respect for helping rig hands get home safely.

A professional engineer by trade, Meckert’s interest in safety began at the start of his career while working for Conoco, who at the time was owned by the industrial safety leader and STOP program founder, DuPont.

“Thirty years ago, if you looked at the past few decades’ safety statistics and safety culture, you couldn’t find a better company. I was fortunate to learn the ropes from them so early on.” Continue reading

6 safety ideas worth spreading: 4th edition

It’s no secret that the safety of our crews is a core value at Trinidad Drilling. The moment our employees put on their Trinidad coveralls, they know they’re a part of a tight-knit, supportive and safe team; a team that will set them up for safety and operational success.

As sharing safety ideas is an essential part of our safety culture, it only made sense to give you another set of safety ideas worth spreading. We encourage you to share, print, and post ‘em because working together to make a safer rig is the only way we will achieve an injury-free workplace. Continue reading

6 safety ideas worth spreading: 3rd edition

This is the final post in our three part safety ideas series.

Safe working tips and tricks should not be kept a secret, company to company, team to team or rig to rig. By sharing safety stories and past experiences, we can learn from our mistakes and work towards an injury-free workplace together. In our commitment to spreading safety tips throughout the industry, here are a few more of our safety leader’s top tips for you and your teams to share:

1. Commit to good housekeeping practices throughout every hitch

Rig Safety Tip #1 Commit to Good Housekeeping Practices Throughout Every Hitch
Rig Safety Tip #1

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6 safety ideas worth spreading: 2nd edition

This is the second post in our three part safety ideas series.

With all your shares, likes and positive feedback on our first six safety ideas worth spreading, we get the feeling you’re just as passionate about safety as we are! Providing our teams with the knowledge and hands-on experience they need to get home safely is a vow we’re committed to, company-wide. That’s why we’ve decided to continue the series, with six more safety ideas worth sharing:

1. Never compromise safety to get the job done faster

Rig Safety Tip #1 never compromise safety to get the job done faster
Rig Safety Tip #1

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Trinidad Drilling Rig 134 celebrates 5 years incident free

Safety first is safety always: a tribute to our crews

Trinidad rigs reach amazing safety milestones

When Trinidad Drilling was created 20 years ago, founder Mike Heier was determined that – along with great performance for its customers and shareholders – his company would be focused on safety.

Trinidad Drilling US Safety Milestones
Trinidad Drilling safety milestones achieved on US rigs as of March 2016

Over the following years, Trinidad developed safety processes and a safety culture that is admired across the industry. Among those processes are T.E.S.T. (essential skills training), where rig hands are trained and assessed on the skills and attitudes required to do their jobs correctly and safely and the reliability triangle, where hands are taught to be proactive when managing all tasks on the rigs. Continue reading

2,222 days of safety: Rig 41

 

Trinidad Drilling Rig 41

When it comes to safety, Trinidad Rig 41 is king.

Every Trinidad rig works toward zero incidents every single day, and Rig 41 shows how it’s done.

Rig Manager George Deveson gets a ton of credit for guiding his rig to 2,222 days of safety.

He has been in the oil industry for just over 32 years, a Rig Manager for 14, and on Rig 41 near Grande Prairie, Alberta, for eight years. It’s fair to say he has the experience, not to mention the dedication, to keep his crew safe.

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What does safety as a priority look like? A Trinidad HSE Manager breaks it down

If anyone knows safety, it’s Steve Bodiford.

The Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Manager with a division of Trinidad Drilling has been employed in oil since 1982, and specifically began his safety management career in 1993.

When you ask him what his job responsibilities include, the first thing he says is,

“promote safety in every action I take.”

Bodiford is responsible for all HSE within his division, where he ensures crews are trained to comply with Occupational Health and Safety Administration guidelines, starting with the employees’ very first orientation.

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