The 10,000 Hour Rule-What Drives Excellence

As we see it, a large number of Gwinnup professionals sit in cockpits.  Some of these control backhoes and bulldozers, others control helicopters.  No matter which piece of equipment, each Gwinnup employee is keenly aware of the responsibility they shoulder.  Lives can be at stake as well as millions of dollars of equipment.

Regardless of whether their work happens on the ground or in the air, each of our team of professionals follows the same exacting standards and guidelines that are integrated into our DECK process.

Each Gwinnup team member has a detailed work history documented with the company in our database. On each project, we use this database to match experience, skill and expertise and with the equipment and tasks.  This is the first step in providing the foundation we need to develop a comprehensive project blueprint, which in turn our DECK process utilizes to deliver successful outcomes.

The DECK process includes overall and daily planning, safety and QA requirements including:

Gwinnup requires that each of our professionals spend time with their team practicing and honing their skills.

Gwinnup has had only a single in-field accident and zero accidents involving construction equipment in nearly 12 years because we subscribe to the 10,000 hour rule philosophy.

This philosophy is embraced by many world champion athletes.   The 'rule' states that it takes 10,000 hours of practice to master a skill with world class ability.  Truly, practice and preparation makes for perfect outcomes.

In the spirit of this philosophy, we take the time to practice and to prepare as individuals and as a team.  This practice and preparation ensures that the work we do for our clients is firmly rooted in safety and unfolds into projects that are consistently on-time, on-budget, flawlessly coordinated and delivered without incident.

Take a look at some of our team hard at work preparing and practicing to achieve excellence.  For us, it is just another day at the office.

Gwinnup is Golden Shovel Standard Certified

The Golden Shovel Standard (GSS) is a nonprofit organization committed to improving workforce and public safety and the integrity of buried infrastructure.

GSS believes that greater transparency in all aspects of damage prevention among buried-asset operators, locators and excavators is essential to drive continuous improvement, and vital to increasingly safe working conditions and communities.

Firms which adopt the GSS Standard demonstrate a commitment to maintaining best-practices in safety equipment and processes, advanced use of technology and information systems, standardized metrics and customer service.

"We are thrilled to adopt the GSS standard.  It aligns perfectly with our on-going commitment to excellence and our DECK methodology.

Our goal is to ensure that the core elements of GSS are embedded into every project we undertake as well as each work module we deliver each and every day."

-Terry Gwinnup, Founder

Click here to learn more about the Golden Shovel Standard.

Announcing Driving Energy Forward Insights Series

Gwinnup announces the launch of its new subject matter expert series, 'Driving Energy Forward'.  Every month this series will focus on an industry leader and a challenge our industries face in environmental engineering, right-of-way soil and organic material remediation and management. 

Click here to see the first episode of our Driving Energy Forward Series.