September 18, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sept. 19, 2017
GCI celebrates safety milestone
More than 3 million accident-free hours clocked on North Slope, Gulf of Mexico
ANCHORAGE, Alaska – GCI is celebrating more than three million hours of safe operations on Alaska’s North Slope and in the Gulf of Mexico, a remarkable achievement for a company that specializes in climbing 300-foot towers, aligning satellite dishes during Alaska’s Arctic winters and maintaining networks on offshore oil rigs.
Rick Hansen, senior director of GCI’s Industry Solutions team, said the milestone is a testament to the group’s strong emphasis on safety, while working to meet their customers’ goals, despite operating in some of the harshest conditions in the world.
“Everyone who works for our team works to meet our own tough safety standards of no ’lost time’ accidents or accidents of any kind,” Hansen said. “We want to help our customers meet their safety standards and have each of our employees go home safely at the end of their shift.”
GCI has worked for more than 20 years providing dedicated remote operations and maintenance support and communication services to the oil industry on the North Slope and in the Gulf of Mexico. The group has worked three million hours – equivalent to 15 years – since their last lost time accident and more than 1.5 million hours since their last recordable safety incident.
The team’s impressive safety record remains intact, despite widespread destruction in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. After ensuring the safety of family and friends, Industry Solutions employees in the Houston area worked tirelessly in the wake of the storm to ensure operations for Gulf of Mexico customers continue as the region recovers.
The more than 100 employees of GCI’s Industry Solutions team provide a full suite of IT services and IT solutions. Their combined team delivers industrial project engineering, project management and construction services, and a variety of IT services.
GCI is the largest technology company in Alaska, providing data, wireless, video, voice and managed services to consumer and business customers throughout Alaska and nationwide. Headquartered in Alaska, GCI has delivered services for nearly 40 years to some of the most remote communities and in some of the most challenging conditions in North America. Learn more about GCI at http://www.gci.com.