Integrity and honesty
Our actions are conducted following the highest standard of ethics, honesty and personal integrity. This contributes and keeps trust and confidence of our employees, customers and suppliers.
Respect for employees, customers and suppliers
Our employees are developed and motivated to meet the challenges ahead. Individuality and diversity are valued and performance is recognized. We provide our customers with unsurpassed value-added service. Our relationships with suppliers reflect respect, understanding and right-minded business practice.
Personal safety and employee health is our greatest responsibility, followed by the protection of our environment and company property.
Our competitive advantage is based on continually improving our processes and finding innovative solutions to the technical challenges in order to meet the needs of our customers.
CWS makes every effort to ensure the competency of its employees. The Company periodically organizes training sessions for multiple disciplines and manages training stands where employees spend both class time and training time to demonstrate competence in a certain position before being assigned to that position on a working rig. Drillers have training on simulators that replicate actual drilling conditions while visiting IWCF International courses.
CWS publishes operational procedures for every action required on a drilling rig. These include simple everyday procedures from how to raise the mast and how to hook up mud lines, all the way to what to do in the case of a well control event.
Personal protective equipment
CWS requires that all personnel wear fire-retardant coveralls, hard hats, steel-toed shoes, work gloves and safety glasses at a minimum while working on a drilling rig. Specific tasks or work performed in certain areas may require additional PPE with special-purpose qualities. CWS also provides Impact Safety Gloves to all members of rig teams. These gloves provide extra protection with shock absorbing armor that considerably minimizes hand injury severity compared to similar incidents where these gloves were not worn.
Regular safety audits are performed on every CWS rig to verify compliance with company policies and procedures.
Pre-tour safety meetings
Pre-tour safety meetings are routine at every CWS rig site and facility. Safety issues are managed and incidents that occurred on the previous shift are analyzed for root cause and future prevention.
Job safety analysis
Job safety analysis, or JSA, is conducted before any significant action is taken during rig operations. JSA is a step-by-step analysis of the actions to be taken, hazards to be avoided and ways to eliminate such hazards.
Dropped objects maintenance
Dropped objects have historically been a hazard on drilling rigs. CWS’ DROPS system registers all objects used overhead and requires that every tool or piece of equipment that is used for work at heights remains tethered at all times and is returned to the ground.
Safety Training Observation Program
Safety Training Observation Program is a key element of the CWS safety program. Stop Cards are filled out whenever a near miss occurs so that the cause can be analyzed and any recurrence can be prevented.
Management of change
Changes in processes or procedures aimed at improving performance cannot be implemented on CWS rig without proper authorization. A system exists to evaluate any changes from both an engineering and safety perspective. If a change is warranted, it is documented and adopted across all operations.
These guidelines define standard equipment that has been thoroughly evaluated by CWS professional engineering team in close coordination with both our safety and operational teams to determine the most optimum equipment used across our rig fleet.