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SUMMARY

Four years ago, Xcel Energy began implementing an effective contractor prequalification and safety management program. Today they have one of the best run programs that BROWZ has seen. They have levels of compliance over 90%, they have a deep knowledge and interaction with their contractors and suppliers in order to work together on the "Journey to Zero." Learn how Xcel Energy has been so effective in maintaining positive relationships with their contractors and also achieving a level of scrutiny that brings assurance of a safe working environment.

Companies like Xcel Energy are taking a proactive approach to managing the relationships with third-party contractors, suppliers and vendors. By taking a close look at these third-parties and drawing a line in the sand of who they will work with based on key safety and performance metrics, they are able to reduce the risk to their organization and improve their safety performance.

Key Takeaways:

  • How to foster a culture of safety by prequalifying and managing contractors and suppliers.
  • How involving executive leadership is key to a widespread adoption of contractor management.
  • How to achieve high levels of compliance throughout your contractors and suppliers.
  • How to maintain positive relationships with contractors while havina a high level of scrutiny for safety and performance indicators.

Speakers

Joe Conrad
Manager, Safety & Training
Xcel Energy

Gil Diekhoff
BROWZ Director of Professional Services/
Former Divisional Safety Manager for Caterpillar
BROWZ
Brett Armstrong
Vice President
BROWZ