Working conditions at oil and gas sites can be challenging and hazardous. Combined with physically demanding conditions, the probability of accidents become even higher. Here are 6 tips for avoiding workplace accidents at oil and gas sites.
In addition to the obvious responsibility of responding to health and worker safety, emergency response services teams also oversee a large range of activities pertaining to safety planning, worker safety training, and coordination with local and provincial emergency response teams.
When looking to hire a vendor for your emergency response or high angle rescue needs, it’s important to perform due diligence to ensure that both the vendor and the individuals on their team have the experience and capabilities to fulfill their responsibilities to your company’s workers.
With oil prices at a multi-year low, oil companies are re-evaluating their investment in projects and cutting expenses across the entire company as they prepare to face a deteriorated outlook. In addition to improved safety, here are three ways that an external vendor can reduce your emergency response costs.
If your oil, gas or mining site has activities that involve working at heights, having a high angle rescue team on standby is a sound risk management practice. Whether you’re going to hiring a team yourself, or using an outside vendor, a complete due diligence process should be undertaken to ensure the rescuer has the training and experience to perform their job.
If your mining site has confined spaces, there are specific safety precautions you need to take. The definition of a “Confined Space” can vary from province to province or state to state.