The Perfect HSE Day
The Perfect HSE Day embodies our journey to Zero and all that is necessary to achieve it: engaged and visible leadership; teamwork; trust; willingness to change and a culture of perfection. Perhaps most important—it established a common vocabulary around HSE and the Perfect HSE Day that all employees could understand.
A Perfect HSE Day means all employees go home safely to their families and the environment is not harmed.
- No recordable injuries/illnesses
- No motor vehicle accidents
- No serious environmental spills/releases
Using The Perfect HSE Day thinking, we’ve achieved step change HSE performance improvement, far surpassing the incremental progress from prior years. This trajectory is dramatic and continues, as we achieved 208 Perfect HSE Days company-wide in 2016. Sixteen countries, including all of Europe and 107 locations had a Perfect HSE Year, with 366 Perfect HSE Days. Our Africa team, an entire continent of Baker Hughes locations, achieved nine months of Perfect HSE Days. And, this thinking has been embraced by others in the industry, moving us further towards true operational excellence.
The most powerful aspect of The Perfect HSE Day is the way it engages employees to think about HSE differently. Employees began to realize that they own their personal safety, which encouraged them to improve their own behaviors and catalyze a culture shift. For us, the Perfect HSE Day is an everyday topic of conversation. It is communicated from and through all levels of the organization, from grassroots efforts by local employee teams, to our executive leadership and at all levels in between.
Our intention was for the Perfect HSE Day to “go viral” and be self-sustaining. It has been amazing to witness that occurring, as we’ve seen with our “Safety Selfies”. These are “selfie” photos that employees take of themselves or their teams being proactive and intentional about HSE. And individual teams use their imagination to find ways to recommit to the mindset – 365 Perfect HSE Days /Getting to Zero. A powerful illustration of this is a video from the Dubai AMO team who won a Chairman’s HSE Excellence Award.
CHAIRMAN’S HSE EXCELLENCE AWARD VIDEO – DUBAI
Another example is the photo contest initiated by the Thailand teams to depict their commitment to Perfect HSE Day in a deeply personal message of teamwork and caring after each other. With leadership commitment and employee ownership, a self-sustaining momentum has been created.
PERFECT HSE DAY PHOTO CONTEST – THAILAND