Our Commitment to Safety
“Safety First – One Team, One Family” is the first of our operating values, which drive our daily decision-making. We believe safety is about enabling and expecting everyone to take personal responsibility and actively care about themselves, their co-workers, and the public—just as they do for their own families. It is through this understanding, aligned commitment, and the power of teamwork that everyone gets home safely, every day, every time, and everywhere. This commitment is demonstrated through our industry-leading safety performance metrics of Total Recordable Injury Rate (TRIR) of 0.90 and the Days Away, Restricted, or Transferred (DART) rate of 0.00.
DWS has positioned itself as a leader within the oil and gas service industry based upon our strong safety performance. We recognize the importance of ongoing safety education, regular safety audits, frequent equipment safety checks, and persistent personal attention to the safe-way of performing a job.
DWS views safety as a key component of the company’s operational success; safe proactive procedures establish the foundation for high quality results. At DWS, we set ourselves apart by constantly raising the bar to measure superior effectiveness to ensure that our people have the tools they need to work safely each day. As a result of this effort, our trusted clients receive quality, efficient and incident-free service.
People, safety, and quality are more than a priority; they are a value. That is why each meeting that our management and field personnel attend is prefaced with a review of safety. We believe that a safe work environment enables our company to hire and retain qualified and dedicated people.
We have instituted a Safety Committee that convenes monthly to discuss how we can improve our work environment. With field personnel and management represented in these meetings, we keep our pulse on our safety culture and expand our safety horizons by taking proactive safety measures in all that we do.
Heads up is all employees working together in a constant state of awareness of the hazards presented to them throughout their working day. The foundation of this culture is the H.E.A.D.S. U.P. meeting that occurs when tasks, plans, or hazards change. These meetings are designed to engage the crew, develop a plan, identify, and mitigate all hazards that may arise during completion of that task.