Prior to awarding or renewing master services agreements, we evaluate and prequalify contractors based on safety performance and risk factors.
We screen 100 percent of new contractors that complete work on our field locations and track performance for more than 1,900 contractors. An independent, third-party review helps us validate and grade performance to ensure our contractors are following proper safety practices. We also conduct audits in the field to verify they align with contractors’ on-the-ground performance.
In 2017, we began conducting our own in-person contractor performance reviews with strategically selected vendors. These reviews provide an opportunity for us to discuss past incidents and their causes and share milestones for improvements.
Since 2016, more than 10,000 contractor orientations have been completed through our updated orientation program, which is now available online for easier distribution and access. We also hold periodic contractor expectation meetings to ensure our partners share our core value of operating in a safe and environmentally-responsible manner.