Safety

Health, Safety & Environment

McElhanney is committed to providing a safe and healthy work environment for all employees. Safety is not just about policies and procedures – it is a way of life, a shared responsibility, and a priority for all employees.

Our Commitment to Safety

We are committed to a proactive and systematic approach to health, safety and environment. It is our objective to protect our employees from personal injury and health hazards and provide a workplace where:

  • Health and safety are core values within McElhanney and are considered with equal priority to production, schedule and cost;
  • Everyone is responsible for health and safety and every employee can have a positive impact on safety, each and every day;
  • Employees proactively care for the health and safety of themselves and others, and:
  • Employees are empowered through open communication and to make continuous improvements.

Our Expectations

McElhanney employees and contractors are expected to:

  • Recognize and assess workplace hazards and manage risk to an acceptable level;
  • Comply with all applicable regulatory requirements, company health and safety policies, procedures, practices and rules;
  • Employees proactively care for the health and safety of themselves and others, and:
  • Be intolerant to unsafe conditions and behaviours that contribute to incidents, and Comply with all applicable regulatory requirements, company health and safety policies, procedures, practices and rules;
  • Be proactive in the prevention of incidents and injuries.

Our Leadership Accountability

Leadership is accountable for:

  • Systematically managing health, safety and environmental risks, and opportunities as an integral part of our business;
  • Leading by example;
  • Encouraging and fostering open and meaningful communication of relevant HSE information on a regular basis with management, employees and the public;
  • Being actively involved in matters relating to health and safety, and
  • Positively reinforcing behaviour that shows people are working in a safe and conscientious manner.
  • Our Performance

    McElhanney Land Surveys Ltd. sets realistic goals and assesses performance with metrics to continually improve HSE leading performance indicators that contribute to business success. Some of the leading indicators that we measure include:

    • Worksite inspections;
    • Hazard reporting;
    • Job Behaviour Observation;
    • Near miss reporting, and
    • Safety meetings.
    • We strive to work with all of our stakeholders to enhance health, safety and environmental performance.

Safety Policies

To protect our employees from personal injury and health hazards, McElhanney sets realistic goals and looks for ways to continuously improve health and safety performance.

Our employees are empowered to make continuous improvements and proactively care for the safety of themselves and others.

Drug and Alcohol Testing

Safety requirements are becoming more stringent on Oil and Gas sites in Western Canada. Many companies now mandate pre-employment drug and alcohol testing and periodic testing many be required.

What this means for you
McElhanney requires all employees working in safety sensitive positions to pass a pre-employment drug and alcohol test. Pre-employment testing and pre-site access testing is quickly becoming the norm for most Oil and Gas companies in Western Canada.

Driver Information

Most surveying jobs in Western Canada’s Oil and Gas industry will require a driver’s license and a perfect or near-perfect driving record. The proven ability to drive a vehicle safely and responsibly is a pre-employment condition.

What this means for you
McElhanney will require proof of your driving history to ensure the safety of you and your colleagues. Expect to be asked about your driving history and license status at the time of your interview. A poor driving record could limit your career opportunities.

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McElhanney is well-known and respected throughout the industry for the integrity and quality of our work. We celebrate teamwork and collaboration, where every member of our team is important and valued.

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