Programs and Procedures

We offer several safety programs to you and our employees because your safety and the safety of our employees is a core value. We care about the health, safety, and wellbeing of all.

  • Behavior Based Safety

    The BCI behavior-based safety program is called Safety Through Employee Participation, or STEP. This program uses an informal audit review card as a tool to help observe people as they work.

    STEP recognizes safe behavior as well as unsafe, or at risk, behavior. It provides guidelines to determine the proper reaction when observations are made of personnel doing something that, good or bad, attracts attention. If someone is working safely, STEP gives instruction on how to take the time to commend them for safe behavior. Conversely, if someone is observed doing something that could cause an accident or property damage, necessary corrective action must be taken to prevent a dangerous incident from occurring.

    It is the duty of all employees to prevent incidents that can cause injury or property damage. They must also take the initiative to monitor the behavior of everyone in the work area and take the necessary steps to make sure no one gets hurt.

    Completed STEP cards are sent in to our safety department to track observations and detect any trends, which may assist in providing a safer work environment. Quarterly trending reports are initiated - with corrective action plans created - to help mitigate at-risk behavior.

  • Bonus Point Program

    We are committed to providing the best working conditions for our employees. Individual and team commitments are essential elements to creating a climate that fosters the belief that health, safety, and protection of the environment are our company’s greatest responsibilities.

    In recognition of the effort our employees have made in promoting those responsibilities throughout the company, a Bonus Point Program has been implemented.

  • Short Service Employee Program

    The Short Service Employee program is used as a means of identifying employees who are new to the company and may be at higher risk than those who are familiar with our policies, procedures, and job duties. They are then provided with tools to become safe and productive employees.

  • Safety Manual

    We have assembled a Safety and Environmental Management System that is compliant and reflective of major offshore and pipeline oil and gas operators. Regular internal and third party audit of our Safety Management System leads to continuous improvement of company policy and procedures.

  • Permit to Work

    The Permit to Work system is a formal written document designed to control certain types of work that have been identified as potentially hazardous. It not only authorizes the performance of potentially hazardous work, but identifies the hazardous aspects of the work and specifies appropriate safety measures to be taken in the performance of that work. It should not be taken as a statement that all of the hazards and risks have been eliminated. It should ensure, however, that authorized and trained personnel review the foreseeable risks and hazards and avoid them through the use of suitable safety precautions.

    Ultimately, the permit holder and those performing the job must bear the responsibility for taking the necessary safety precautions for which they have been trained and directed to use by the Permit to Work. The implementation of this policy is a line management responsibility, and all managers and supervisors are urged and required to play an active role in the development of personnel.

    The Permit To Work system is designed so authorized and properly trained personnel consider all potential hazards and take all reasonable precautions to reduce risk to personnel involved in performing the task. It is essential that all personnel who are signatory to the permit fully understand their responsibilities.

  • Job Safety Analysis

    The Job Safety Analysis process determines the hazards of, and safe procedures for, each step of a job. A specific job or work assignment is separated into a series of relatively simple steps; the hazards associated with each step are identified; and solutions are developed to control each hazard.

  • Pre-Job Safety Meeting Checklist

    The Pre-Job Safety Meeting Checklist and Rigger Checklist is one of the most valuable tools available in accident prevention. The checklist format is a simple and effective safety tool used prior to beginning any routine job task that does not require a (JSA) Job Safety Analysis. Using proper planning techniques prior to beginning any job can prevent unwanted incidents and accidents before they occur.

  • Supervisor HSE Expectations Meeting

    An important part of our Safety and Environmental Management System is to make sure all personnel comply with all appropriate safety policies and procedures in place at each of our facilities and locations. Blanchard Contractors, Inc. holds annual health, safety, and environmental awareness meetings for its supervisors and leader men. During these meetings, new policies, programs, and initiatives are explained and training conducted to ensure compliance. Supervisors also provide feedback on ways to make work more effective for our employees and business partners.

  • Approved Equipment List

    These lists were designed to make certain our employees receive the best and safest equipment available. The equipment is of the highest quality and meets or exceeds current standards.

  • Risk Matrix

    The Risk Assessment Matrix assesses the potential outcome of an incident in a standardized, qualitative manner. The vertical axis displays the potential consequence of an incident, and the horizontal axis displays the likelihood of this consequence to happen. The combination of potential consequence and likelihood defines the risk classification.

  • Safety Meeting Reports

    Formal safety meetings are conducted weekly on a day designated by the supervisor. Attendance records are kept on the Safety Meeting Form - noting date, time, and topic of discussion. Supervisors can assign different individuals to conduct safety meetings. The company's 52-week training matrix assists in covering mandatory compliance training for regulatory agencies such as OSHA.

  • Safety Alert/Notice

    Safety Alerts are issued based on identified hazards in the workplace that can cause injury or damage to equipment and must be addressed so personnel are aware of the hazards and the that corrections have been made. The Safety Notice is used to raise the awareness level for potentially hazardous work. Safety meetings are conducted to discuss both Safety Alerts and Safety Notices.

  • Stop Work Authority

    All our employees and contractors are empowered and expected to stop the work of coworkers or contractors if there is risk to personal safety, the environment, property, or company reputation. No repercussions will result from this action.

  • Injury Reporting Management

    All injuries, no matter how slight, are reported immediately by the employee to the immediate supervisor. Specific guidelines have been developed so proper care and treatment can be provided. An investigation is conducted as soon as practical after the incident, with the goal of finding the cause of the accident and prevention of recurrence.