Boy Scouts live by the “Be Prepared” motto. We do too. Everything we do depends on the safety of our operations, our people and the communities around us – so we actively, aggressively work to protect people and assets. One important element of our preparation is our 8 Life Saving Rules, which reduce the risk of serious incidents while workers perform critical, high-risk activities. (You can read more about the Life Saving Rules here.) These rules define how we work and communicate expectations to employees, contractors and partners. While minimum requirements have always been associated with each rule, we’ve taken it one step further by implementing a system to ensure that our workforce is working within those requirements.
All of our operations are required to verify Life Saving Rules in the field. This means conducting sample checks periodically to verify workers are performing work according to the minimum requirements and appropriate controls are in place. More than 1,600 Life Saving Rules verifications were performed in Alaska last year, and analysis of these verifications identified an opportunity to develop enhanced energy isolation training.
Watch how we conduct field verification in Alaska: