One of Vermilion’s HSE Pillars is Communications & Knowledge management. This provides important focus for continual learning and sharing of information to improve our performance and helps validate competencies across the organization.
Vermilion is committed to ensuring all of our staff and leaders understand the importance of HSE and demonstrate this in their actions. All Vermilion’s leaders – whether operational or non-operational – contribute to Vermilion’s success by generating HSE awareness, identifying hazards, and understanding and mitigating the HSE impact of requests made of staff and operations. That’s why our Performance Management system includes an HSE Competency for Leaders:
Demonstrates HSE Leadership:
In practice, we expect our leaders to act in accordance with all HSE policies, standards, procedures, legislation and core values, and to:
We provide resources to help our leaders understand what success looks like and how they can meet Vermilion’s HSE expectations. This focuses on seven key areas:
We have developed a comprehensive HSE training matrix for all technical positions at Vermilion globally – from field operators to senior professional staff – that identifies the associated mandatory and recommended HSE training requirements. Operator competency supports hazard identification and mitigates our exposure to a potential HSE event by ensuring that staff are properly trained to safely execute their daily tasks. A clear view of employees’ competencies and training increases Vermilion’s confidence that job functions are being performed safely and consistently within regulatory and Vermilion-specific policies, practices and guidelines.
We have advanced our Operator Competency Programs (OCP) in Canada, France, The Netherlands and Australia. These projects have included knowledge identification, task inventory and procedures, SOP development and levels of assessment.
Ultimately, this work is intended to help us fulfill our HSE vision of a healthy workplace free of incidents, but will also support more effective workforce planning, and increase employee satisfaction and productivity.