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Safety & Quality Control 2017-05-10T22:02:40+00:00

Safety Program

Triangle Electric has specialized in providing professional electrical construction services for oilfield production, facilities, L.A.C.T, and compressor station requirements since the 1950’s. With bases of operation in the following locations, we have the ability to serve all corners of the Bakken.

  • Stanley, ND – Tioga, ND – Watford City, ND – Williston, ND

We have the experience, equipment fleet, and skilled manpower to fulfill your requirements – no matter how complex. We have seasoned crews available to satisfy your production work needs.

Triangle Electric approaches safety in a much different fashion than most contractors. We believe safety is a dynamic entity in which we continuously strive to emanate best practices in our industry. Triangle’s safety program revolves around taking a behavioral based approach in developing our policies and procedures. Through constant feedback and KPI evaluation, Triangle’s safety program has the ability to identify risk factors much better than traditional safety programs. Key aspects of the program include:

  • JSA/Safe Work (Lockout/Tagout) permits before work can begin (daily).
  • Location walk-downs by 2 dedicated EHS and SR personnel who provide feedback, PPE, and safety evaluations.
  • Monthly company safety meetings for all employees (90 minutes).
  • Quarterly company safety gatherings for all employees (full day).
  • Safety Committee comprised of field electricians who provide communication outside of foremen at ground level.
  • Weekly Tailgate safety meetings (30 min).

We provide exceptional services in the following areas:

  • Class 1 Division 1 and Class 1 Division 2 design/build electrical installations of any complexity.
  • Electric motor and variable frequency drive installation as well as troubleshooting and customized control applications.
  • Instrumentation and Calibration services performed by experienced journeyman electricians possessing various EPRI and IBEW/UA certifications.
  • Instrumentation services performed by certified technicians.
  • Maintenance contracts covering any industrial plant or facility.
  • On-Call Electricians available 24/7 to respond when issues arise. Our message center will connect you with the on-call electrician.
  • Prefab services including electrical design and construction of skid buildings (MCC/control and vessel/processing buildings) and panel boards.
  • Project management services completed by seasoned electricians with decades of oil and gas experience.
  • Troubleshooting and diagnosis of any electrical related issues.
  • Underground electrical construction, including trenching and cable locating services.

Quality Control

Triangle Electric has always opted to side with quality over quantity. With the increase in the scale of work in the Bakken, Triangle Electric has taken measures to ensure a quality product is delivered to the customer upon commissioning of a project. Currently, Triangle has 2 full time Quality Control employees who are responsible to uphold a high quality installation standard that our customers have come to expect from Triangle Electric. These employees have ND masters’ licenses and travel from project to project completing site inspection reports and coaching our electricians on specific tasks.

Goals of Triangle Electric’s Quality Control Program

Continuous Improvement

Learn from experience in an effort to increase the depth of knowledge and understanding of our workforce in the oil and gas industry.

Individual Accountability

Instill a sense of integrity and pride in workmanship in each employee. Hold each individual accountable for their work and actions.

Quality Assurance

Providing material and services that consistently meet our customers’ expectations and installation requirements.

Safety Topics which are covered thoroughly on a regular basis:

  • Aerial lifts
  • Behavior Based Safety
  • Benzene Awareness
  • Blood borne Pathogens
  • Confined Space/ Permit Confined Space
  • Disciplinary Program
  • Driving Safety
  • Electrical Safety Awareness
  • Fall Protection
  • Stop Work Authority
  • Trenching/Shoring/Excavations
  • Fatigue Management
  • Fire Protection/ Extinguishers
  • First Aid
  • Forklift & Industrial Trucks
  • General Waste Management
  • Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter
  • Ladder Safety
  • Lead and Lead Awareness
  • Lockout/Tagout
  • Manual Lifting
  • NFPA 70E
  • Noise Exposure/Hearing Conservation
  • Personal Protection Equipment/ Assessments of PPE
  • Process Safety Management/Contractor Responsibilities (PSM)
  • Scaffolds
  • Short Services Employees (SSE)
  • Hand AND/OR Power Tools
  • Hazard Identification & Risk Assessment
  • Hydrogen Sulfide – H2S
  • Incident Investigation and Reporting
  • Job Competency

Quality Control Manager,
Mr. Gary Lunsford

Gary is a master electrician who has been active for 40 years with IBEW Local 474.  He is a retired electrical inspector and electrical examiner for Memphis, TN, and Shelby County, TN.  His certifications include SBCCI certified Industrial electrical inspector and electrical plan examiner, as well as NJATC certified OSHA 500 instructor .  Gary has a passion for teaching and mentoring apprentice electricians. For 18 years he taught the National Electrical Code, as well as code change classes for the NJATC program in Memphis. If serving in the Navy during Vietnam wasn’t enough, Gary served as a combat electrician in Afghanistan for 2 years in his early 60’s.  Along with currently managing Triangle Electric’s Q.C. program, he is the 1st year apprentice instructor in Williston, ND.

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