Take a Walk Around


By: Blake Westerman CSP, ASP, COSS

In an effort to further strengthen and enhance our safety culture, Danos is kicking off a new safety program called 360° Focus. Beginning on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, all Danos employees driving a company vehicle or receiving a vehicle allowance will be required to perform a full walk-around inspection of the vehicle prior to entering and moving forward or in reverse.

Every company vehicle and those receiving an allowance will affix a 360° Focus decal on the inside corner of the driver side door directly above the door handle. This will serve as a reminder for employees to perform a walk-around, focusing on the potential hazards that exist around the vehicle, before entering the vehicle. Inspections can easily be performed in a matter of seconds and no formal documentation is required.

Research from companies with similar programs reports a significant decrease in vehicle-related incidents and has even saved lives!

Computer-Based Training

With the addition of the 360° Focus program, a computer-based training (CBT) module will be housed on the intranet to train new and current employees on the requirements and expectations of the program. A revised monthly vehicle inspection report will also be released for employees who are assigned a company vehicle. The inspection report has been enhanced to include various safety components of a vehicle and the 360° Focus program. The revised form is located on the intranet under
Documents > Safety > Safety Forms > Checklist – Monthly Vehicle Inspection.

The personal safety of each and every Danos team member is of the utmost importance. Always use caution when operating a vehicle, whether it’s a company or privately owned vehicle. We firmly believe this effort will greatly reduce vehicle incidents and property damage.

For more information on the 360° Focus program, contact a representative of the Danos safety team.

Blake Westerman CSP, ASP, COSS

Blake Westerman currently serves as a HSE Specialist Production with Danos. He has over seven years of experience in this role within the petrochemical industry. He is a graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University and Nicholls State University. He also holds Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and Associate Safety Professional (ASP) credentials from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals and is a Certified Occupational Safety Specialist (COSS).


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