Big E Drilling Co. is committed to providing an environment on our rigs that is safe and healthy to all employees, and has a full-time qualified HSE Manager who oversees the health, safety, and environmental policies throughout our fleet. With very limited incidents in 2016, we are dedicated to provide a safe working environment for our employees. We are well upon our way to a great safety year in 2017. Big E Drilling Co. employees are expected to maintain safe and healthful working conditions at all times. We also continue to equip our rigs with “state of the art” equipment and train employees to ensure our operations are more efficient without sacrificing safety.
HSE incentives for crew members are designed to minimize injuries, incidents, and turnover. When a Rig completes a year without a chargeable Lost Time Accident (LTA), each employee that has been with the rig the entire year will receive $500. If the rig continues through the next year without a LTA, each eligible employee will receive $1000. Three years $1500; and so on. Rig 5 is working towards six years without a LTA. Rig 1 working towards five years without a LTA. Rig 2 is working towards two years without a LTA, and Rigs 2 and 6 are working towards one year. Rig 7 is our newest rig, built in 2014, and has worked since September 2014 without a LTA (going on 2 years).
Rig Manager bonuses and rig bonuses are given to promote safe rig performance. Rig Managers receive a bonus based on the rig performance, personal performance, rig HSE performance, and rig turnover rate. Some operators have participated in this program with additional bonuses to the rig personnel.
We recognize that safe operations are essential to a professional drilling contract. Big E Drilling Co. is large enough to compete in major markets and small enough to provide personal service. We celebrate the accomplishments of our rigs for each Lost Time Accident (LTA) free year.
- Rig 1 – on 06/09/17 will reach 5 years without an LTA
- Rig 2 – on 04/01/17 will reach 1 year without an LTA
- Rig 3 – N/A
- Rig 4 – on 09/28/17 will reach 2 years without an LTA
- Rig 5 – on 11/20/17 will reach 6 years without an LTA
- Rig 6 – on 10/20/17 will reach 1 year without an LTA
- Rig 7 – on 09/05/17 will reach 3 years without an LTA (New Rig without Any LTA’s)
We recognize that safe operations are essential to a professional drilling contract. Big E Drilling Company is large enough to compete in major markets and small enough to provide personal service.
The HSE at Big E Truck Lottery rewards our safe workers with an Awesome Prize! Every year Big E Drilling Co. gives away a brand new truck to one of our employees.
Each employee that has been employed for 12 months and worked on a rig without a lost time accident (LTA) is eligible for the lottery. Last year we had four rigs eligible for the drawing. The winner of the 2015 Toyota Tundra was Jose Pineda. Jose is a Floorhand on Rig 6. Jose has worked with Big E Drilling Co. for many years. Congratulations to Jose for a great year of service!