The safety of our people is critically important in everything we do. Bilton’s safety programs are driven by a strong commitment at all levels of our organization. Leaders and employees throughout the company are actively involved and held accountable for fulfilling their safety responsibilities. Bilton’s injury statistics are among the best in the oilfield equipment manufacturing industry. Our commitment to continuous safety improvement will ensure we hold our position as a top safety-performer.
Bilton’s project foremen have completed a Leadership for Safety Excellence program. Project foremen conduct a thorough hazard assessment for every new job at Bilton and brief their project teams before work begins. Regular toolbox safety meetings over the course of your project ensure any new hazards are identified and the appropriate precautions followed. Before they start working, new employees receive a safety orientation covering hazards they may encounter in their particular job.
Bilton’s workplace safety programs received a Certificate of Recognition (COR) from Alberta Employment and Immigration’s Partnerships in Health and Safety. Our COR certification process evaluated the safety of Bilton’s work practices, safety training of new and existing employees as well as our safety program documentation system.
Our Safety Management System includes tracking both Total Recordable Incident Frequency (TRIF) and Lost Time Incident Frequency (LTIF) rates. It is Bilton’s expectation to maintain TRIF and LTIF rates below industry average.
Further to this, Bilton also tracks the following, near miss incidents, First Aid Incidents and Incident trends, including injury type / body part and incident frequency by work group.
Trends are used to determine safety training requirements, need for general “Safety Alert” notices, and are also reviewed with all workers in Daily Toolbox Meetings and/or Weekly Safety Meetings held throughout the organization.
All incidents whether actual or 'near miss' are tracked and a thorough incident report is completed. In addition to this KPIs reported on by the safety group help management assess and mitigate potential issues or trends. These KPIs are reported monthly and include total number of recordable incidents, lost time claims, non-compliance incidents and tool box safety meeting attendance.
WCB standings are reported on monthly and we constantly compare ourselves to our peers in the industry. Bilton is proud to say that we are lower than the industry average for claim costs, putting us in a rebate situation.
Bilton understands your priorities. We know that ensuring the safety of your employees and the communities near your operations is always at the top of your list. From design to manufacturing, our quality control procedures ensure that each piece of Bilton equipment is safe to operate and safe for the environment. We custom build each piece of equipment to satisfy the environmental regulations in the region or country where it operates.
Bilton incorporates energy-saving technologies into many types of equipment. We fabricate our own highly efficient, urethane insulation up to an R-value of R7.1/inch nominal. Well-insulated equipment requires less energy for processes, lowering your operating costs and minimizing your greenhouse gas emissions. Bilton also offers solar power-sources as an option on many types of equipment, such as ignition equipment and methanol injection packages. We have also implemented an energy awareness program that teaches employees how to conserve energy at Bilton and at home.
Bilton’s company-wide recycling program has significantly reduced the amount of waste generated by its facilities. We recycle many manufacturing by-products, including scrap metals and paint waste by-products.