Geometric Drilling Ltd

http://www.geometricdrilling.com

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GEOMETRIC DRILLING TREATS its staff with the same respect that it asks them to show towards the places where they are working. The 65 employees in this Stirling-based onshore drilling firm work from the Orkney Islands to Cornwall in the UK and might be based two weeks on and two weeks off anywhere in Europe. But the employees — all but two are men — say they enjoy a stress-free job (the top positive score of 94%). They don't spend too much time working (75%, a top five result), and are happy with the balance of work and home life (80%). People certainly don't feel the company is taking advantage of them (77%) and don't get bored (84%). Managing director Tom Pickering runs the company on sound moral principles (88%). "We have tried to focus on people and safety," he says. "There's a thread of our culture encouraging our people to recognise that they are in a local community and build relationships. All of that comes if you have a happy workforce." Managers are good at listening to their teams (83%) and Pickering says that they in turn have no hesitation in picking up the phone: "A lot of managers on the sites are great guys. They tend to tell me what mistakes I am making as MD, and I thank them for their direct advice." He stays in touch through monthly visits to rigs, living in the same accommodation and taking people out to dinner. There is an annual get-together to share news, feedback and plans for improvements. Every team has a safety representative, and they have a weekly call to discuss issues (which can include complaints that the food isn't up to par or that the internet doesn't work in their hotel). Employees feel they can make a difference (89%) and would be in no hurry to leave even if they had another job offer (83%). geometricdrilling.com

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My Team

91% of staff agreed

The experience I gain from this job is valuable for my future


£25 Argos vouchers are given to staff for recognition of attitude or observations towards safety. They can also be passed out for outstanding work. Another form of employee recognition is being taken for meals or small awards such as t-shirts or torches.

My Company

91% of staff agreed

I have confidence in the leadership skills of the senior management team


£25 Argos vouchers are given to staff for recognition of attitude or observations towards safety. They can also be passed out for outstanding work. Another form of employee recognition is being taken for meals or small awards such as t-shirts or torches.

Personal Growth

94% of staff agreed

I feel I can make a difference in this organisation

Geometric Drilling have been awarded their Bronze Healthy Working Lives award and are working towards a silver award and information and advice is forwarded and posted on notice boards. Site staff are in an active job and are generally fit and healthy. All staff have to go on a medical. Staff hours are recorded in the office. Rig staff tend to work 12 hour shifts and usually either work 14 on 14 off or 21 on 21 off. If staff go over the 21 days then dispensation has to be requested from the office for that staff member to continue working. This ensures Geometric Drilling can keep an eye on staff well being. Geometric Drilling always try to ensure that staff have fair balance between work and time off and if they do work extra then they are paid overtime and Geometric Drilling always try to get extra time off given.

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