Our focus on fostering a safety-oriented culture is reflected in our HSE mantra of “HSE: Everywhere. Everyday. Everyone.” This focus starts from the top and is entrenched throughout our organization.
Safety for all
We require third-party vendors to be HSE (Health, Safety, Environment) pre-qualified prior to commencing service work. This helps ensure that the company has an HSE program in place that meets or exceeds our requirements. We also observe vendors on an ongoing basis to ensure that they are adhering to Vermilion’s HSE practices, procedures and rules.
At Vermilion, we strive to engrain safety awareness throughout all facets of the organization, not just in our field operations. We believe our HSE mantra emphasizes that keeping people safe isn’t just up to the HSE or operations departments, but involves every individual, whether they work as a technician in the field, an accountant in the office, or volunteering in the community during a Day of Caring.
Quarterly HSE Leadership meetings held at the corporate level and whose participants include Senior Management and HSE advisors from all divisions and subsidiaries represent 100% of our employees.
In addition, we hold mandatory HSE meetings in every field district where participation of all staff (field and admin) is required. There is routine participation by senior management from Calgary. On a quarterly basis, the monthly HSE district meetings are replaced by District town hall meetings that have an HSE focus and include participation by our vendors (third party contractors). This practice, which has been in place since 2011, has resulted in a better understanding of Vermilion’s HSE requirements among our vendors, and an improved understanding of where and how we can provide better support to our vendors.