It is Precision Contractors intent to maintain a high standard of work practice on all of our sites and only those Customer Specific standards that are higher than our own will take precedence and be incorporated into those work sites. Lesser customer standards will not take precedence over those in our Corporate Safety Manual.

In an ideal work place, the word “Safety” has been replaced by “Standard Work Practices” and work sites have entrenched what used to be a safety focus into everyday business practice.


Safety Rules

The following rules are intended to reflect Corporate Policies and act as a quick reference guide. They are communicated to new workers at orientation time but are also intended to be posted, or readily available at all work places. Customer specific rules must take precedence unless these rules are more stringent, in which case these rules are to be adhered to. All Precision Contractor workers and sub-contractors will be informed of, and comply with, all applicable OH&S Regulation and Legislation in the jurisdiction in which you work. Failure to comply by these Rules will result in disciplinary action up to and including dismissal from Precision Contractors Ltd.

Assess The Hazards

We manage hazards, risks, and changes associated with all our activities by:

– Assessing and documenting hazards, risks, and changes for task based activities.
– Assessing and documenting deviations from procedures.
– Recognize change and ensure management of change procedure is adhered to prior to implementation.
– Obtaining the correct level of hazard, risk, or change assessment and communicating to all effected personnel.
– Re-assess if things change.

Follow Contractual Obligations

We always comply with on-site requirements by:

– Arriving on site with current safety tickets and proof of orientations.
– Never starting a task without an approved Work Permit, procedure, or routine.
– Understanding and following the work permit procedures or routine to ensure the scope of work is defined and the identified hazards and controls are addressed.
– Involve all parties on site in a pre-job meeting prior to work beginning.
– Checking that identified control measures are in place.
– Stopping work if there are unsafe conditions that have not been addressed.

Control The Ground Disturbance

We will not start a Ground Disturbance without:

– Ensuring a Safe Work and/or Ground Disturbance Permit has been completed and approved by customer.
– Confirming that sub-surface hazards have been identified prior to starting the work.
– Identifying and maintaining safe work distances for the sub-surface hazards.
– Control access to the ground disturbance area in order to prevent exposure to sub-surface hazards.

Control The Overhead Hazards

We will not start a project with Overhead Hazards without:

– Confirming that overhead hazards have been identified prior to starting the work.
– Identifying and maintaining safe work distances from the overhead hazards.
– Control access to the area in order to prevent exposure to overhead hazards.

Operate Equipment Safely

We never operate equipment without:

– Conducting a pre-trip inspection.
– Assessing the risks and plan accordingly.
– Confirming operator competency.
– Keeping equipment clean.

Operate Vehicles Safely

We never operate a vehicle without:

– Conducting a pre-trip inspection.
– Assessing the risks and plan accordingly.
– Providing proof of license, Registration, and driving history abstract.
– Keeping vehicles clean.

Prevent Leaks And Spills

We strive to prevent any and all leaks and spills by:

– Checking for leaks during the pre AND Post trip inspections.
– Maintain the equipment and vehicles in accordance with our strict maintenance program.
– Conduct ourselves in a calm and professional manner should a leak or spill occur by following the on-site ERP plus our Policies and Procedures for spills.

We will not tolerate conditions and behaviours that contribute to incidents and injuries.

It is the responsibility of ALL workers, supervisors, and managers to report, correct, and resolve any conditions that may contribute to a potential incidents or injuries and is followed through by reading, understanding, and signing the:

– The current Company Orientation program.
– The Corporate Health, Safety, and Environmental Policy.
– The Corporate Harassment Policy.
– The Electronic Device Policy.
– The Corporate Drug & Alcohol Policy.
– The Company Safety Rules.
– Understanding the Provincial OH&S Act and Regulations.

Communicate Health, Safety and Environmental Performance

It is the responsibility of ALL workers, supervisors, and managers to take the time and understand how the Company is performing from a Health, Safety, and Environmental perspective. We communicate this information to our workers by:

– Holding regular monthly company information meeting that are open to all workers and customer representatives to discuss performance and solicit input.
– Minutes of these meetings are sent to field foreman/supervisors who are then responsible to ensure their workers are aware of this information.
– Supporting and maintaining our Observation Card program.
– Supporting and maintaining our Incident Reporting program.
– Subjecting the Company to annual performance audits in accordance with the Provincial COR program standards.

Represent The Company

You work for Precision Contractors, and as such, are expected to represent it in a positive light. Any concerns about equipment, work, customers, fellow employees, safety, etc. must be brought to your supervisor or manager for resolution:

– Show up to work fit for duty.
– Keep equipment clean, especially inside the cab, including vehicles.
– Ensure work clothes (i.e. FR Coveralls, Hardhat, etc.) are up to CSA standards and maintained in good condition.
– Follow facial hair guidelines by being prepared for H2S sites at all times – this is the oilfield business.
– Ragged, torn, or loose fitting clothing, including hoodies, are not to be worn on any company site. They are considered to be a hazard around rotating equipment plus hoodies also restrict field of view.
– Rifles, bows, or any other weapons are not permitted in company controlled vehicles or on any work sites.

Note: This Policy is located in the Precision Contractors Company Safety Manual Section 6.0 (revised February 2014)

HSE Policy

Precision Contractors Ltd is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace and conducting its business activities in a manner that protects the environment.  To achieve these goals, All Precision Contractors Ltd locations shall adhere to the following principles:

– Identification and evaluation of all HSE hazards or aspects and the management of those risks to reduce their impacts to acceptable levels.
– Comply with all applicable health, safety and environmental legislation.
– Prevent incidents, injuries and pollution.
– Intolerance of the conditions and behaviors that contribute to incidents and injuries.
– Record and communicate health, safety and environmental performance throughout the organization.
– Continual improvement of HSE performance.

The president and senior management shall visibly uphold these principles throughout the Company and integrate them into the Precision Contractors Ltd HSE Policy and Management System.

Management and supervisory staff at each location shall be responsible for implementing and maintaining the Precision Contractors Ltd HSE Policy and Management System.

Contractors and Subcontractors shall work in accordance with the Precision Contractors Ltd HSE Policy and comply with applicable HSE Legislation.  Regular HSE Audits shall be done at least once annually using the ACSA Audit tool to determine conformance to the HSE Management system and industry standards and Best practices.

Every worker, whose work may create significant impact, shall be trained and held accountable for complying with the Precision Contractors Ltd HSE Policy, procedures, practices, instructions and rules.  Working safely and in an environmentally appropriate manner are conditions of employment.  Each worker has a duty to report workplace conditions or practices that pose a safety hazard or threaten the environment and to take reasonable actions to alleviate such risks.

Everyone is responsible for recognizing that by risking incident or injury, they are putting in jeopardy, what they value and those they care for.

Note: This Policy is located in the Precision Contractors Company Safety Manual (revised Aug 2013).