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DuPont Contractor Safety Management Methodology

For decades, DuPont has managed countless capital projects and turnarounds in our facilities worldwide. Our expert consultants customize solutions to your organization’s needs by implementing the best practices that make DuPont a worldwide safety leader.

The experts of DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) will collaborate with your organization to identify your specific needs. We then apply our contractor safety management methodology to build on your current foundation. Our customized solutions enable immediate results and offer a working process for continual performance improvement. We begin with detailed assessments of your contracted operations, processes and performance history. Our consultants then create tailored solutions that work within your management system to produce results. In the process, our solutions can also help to optimize your business processes, energy efficiency, and environmental management.

Your contractor safety management solution will be based on our Six Steps of Effective Contractor Management, developed and proven in DuPont facilities. Our 12 Essential Elements of Excellence in Workplace Safety likewise provide a reliable benchmark for evaluating and improving the cultural component of effective safety management. By incorporating our methodologies into your system, we can help your organization complete capital projects and plant turnarounds safely, on time and within budget.

Our Six-Step Contractor Safety Management Process

Years of DuPont contracted experience have resulted in identifying a six-step measurement and implementation process that drives contractor safety success. With this system, your organization will understand and apply our effective contractor safety management methodologies to control and build successful contracted environments.

  1. Contractor Selection
    We help clients compile a qualified bidders list, pre-screened for safety compatibility with the organization’s operating safety principles.
  2. Contract Preparation
    Providing volumes of lessons learned, best practices and policy, we help clients craft binding documents that effectively communicate safety expectations for the best possible contracted outcomes.
  3. Contract Award
    This step enables clients to conduct an effective review of safety specifications in bid pre-award and kickoff meetings, arriving at clear understandings of safety expectations by all parties.
  4. Orientation and Training
    Our approach engages contract workers in the site and project safety culture, building skills, knowledge and a shared commitment to safety requirements.
  5. Managing the Contractors
    Based on the 12 Essential Elements for successful daily contractor management, we provide management system support that yields continuous improvement in system policy, procedure and safety administration.
  6. Post-Contract Evaluation
    We provide tools to capture and assess contractor performance periodically and upon contract completion, which ultimately help to improve future contract selection and contractor performance.


The 12 Essential Elements of Workplace Safety
In our own facilities, DuPont has long observed that most successful safety processes share certain common elements. For years, we have managed our own safety culture using 12 Essential Elements of Workplace Safety. In Step 5 of our Six-Step Process, our consultants will use these benchmarks to evaluate and enhance the effectiveness of your contractor safety management program. Use of these 12 elements can help align the owner-contractor relationship, improving your safety culture and enhancing worker well-being at all levels of your organization.

                Leadership Elements
                We help management lead employees to safety excellence, by focusing on:

  •   Demonstrated management commitment
  •   Policies and principles
  •   Goals, objectives and plans
  •   Procedures and performance standards

Structural Elements
We establish structures that enable the pursuit of safety excellence, by focusing on:

  •    Line management accountability and responsibility
  •    Safety personnel
  •    Integrated organization structure
  •    Motivation and awareness

Processes and Action Elements
We ensure actions are taken regularly to improve safety performance, by focusing on:

  •     Effective communication
  •     Training and development
  •     Incident investigation
  •     Audits and observations