“We know that creating a workplace where no one gets hurt is achievable. It is an honour to work with people who believe in this and who take their safety and the safety of others so seriously.”
Operations and People & Culture Senior Leader
We believe everyone is responsible for safety. This means our employees and contractors share ownership of building a workplace where all injuries can be prevented.
Learning from both our successes and challenges is an important part of our culture of accountability. It’s what moves us closer and closer to zero incidents.
Our safety journey is called "Owning Zero." We all own taking the actions required to achieve and maintain our goal of zero incidents. All employees and contractors are authorized to stop work and address safety concerns.
We actively participate in industry-recognized safety programs and we bring our stakeholders along on our Owning Zero journey by consulting with them regularly about our emergency preparedness plans.
Our top priority is keeping our employees, contractors and neighbours safe. While we do take every precaution, in the event an incident does occur, we have a site-specific Emergency Response Plan (ERP) for all operating areas. ERPs describe the safety precautions and emergency actions that will be implemented if an incident that causes or creates the potential for a hazardous situation occurs. Having a comprehensive ERP is one of the many rigorous safety measures for our operations established by the regulatory agencies overseeing the petroleum industry. We also maintain a corporate-level ERP that is used in conjunction with the site-specific ERPs. Together, these plans guide our personnel and deliver a coordinated and effective response. These ERPs are reviewed and practiced regularly.
We have integrated the most widely-implemented protocol for command, control and coordination of emergency response called the Incident Command System (ICS) into our ERPs. Adopted by the oil and gas industry because it’s efficient and effective, it’s now commonly used by regulators, authorities and emergency services. ICS also ensures a flexible response that allows us to draw on external resources under a unified command, so emergency situations can be resolved quickly and effectively.