Safety Stand Down

Theme for Safety Stand Down 2015: Safety is a Journey, not a Destination!

What is it?
Safety Stand Down is a designated time for CEOs, executives, and senior managers to talk about safety issues directly with frontline workers. Frontline workers are generally the largest group in the workforce. Most recordable incidents and injuries occur within this group - particularly among new workers. Too often, the safety messages that trickle down to this group become diluted. However, when senior management takes the time to discuss safety issues "in person" during Safety Stand Down, this group is more likely to pay attention.

When is it?
Safety Stand Down can take place any time of year. It can take place once, for a day or a week, or on a monthly basis. You should choose a time frame that works best for your organization. The important thing is to make time for safety – no matter when that might be.

Why should you participate?
It's a step taken by senior managers to increase the Safety Culture within a company. Frontline workers are generally the largest group in the workforce. Most recordable incidents and injuries occur within this group – particularly among new workers. Too often, the safety messages that trickle down to this group become diluted. However, when senior management takes the time to discuss safety issues “in person” during Safety Stand Down, this group is more likely to pay attention.

Who can participate?
Participants include oil and gas producers, explorers, and service contractors.

Where should you visit?
The worksite location for your Safety Stand Down event is entirely up to you. Some executives choose plants or permanent sites, while others visit temporary sites such as drilling and service rig operations. The best advice is to go where you’ll have the greatest impact.

Do you have to shut down your operations?
It’s not necessary to shut down operations. But, if you do shut down the operation you intend to visit for an hour or a day, your safety commitment to the frontline workers is reinforced.

 


logo

  • CAGC
  • CAODC
  • CAPP
  • CEPA
  • EPAC
  • PSAC