On March 2016 The Roughneck magazine published an interview with Shayne McCallum, Vice President Canada at United Safety.
The interview covers United Safety’s origins and the reasons why it was founded: the oil and gas industry was in need of a comprehensive solution, from wellhead to retail, and positioned its service offerings to include gas explorers, producers and process operators, thus providing a single standard of safety for all personnel on a given site. Shayne also discussed how United Safety has been growing for the past 29 years, and the areas we currently operate in now, he said “With an eye on market growth and the careful consideration of the particularities and cultural differences in each country, we were able to achieve sustainable growth.”
They later debated how United Safety is able to listen to customer feedback systematically, in order to improve services. This feedback also often leads to innovation, and Shayne explained the company’s long-term, comprehensive strategy for information flow and technology innovation.
The conversation then went on to how much planning and preparation goes into executing projects such as turnarounds, and how United Safety utilizes best-in-class processes to ensure operations run smoothly. Finally, Shayne explained one of United Safety’s most recent innovations, the TeQ Shield™ Guardian (Confined Space Monitoring Technology). Aimed at tackling confined space work safety gaps, the Guardian combines gas detection, video surveillance inside and in the surroundings of the vessel, two-way communication and access control, all monitored from a command center.