This pipeline construction safety course has been designed as an orientation for those with an occupational requirement to safely undertake pipeline construction work activities and is also intended for personnel who are required to supervise pipeline construction operations.
The goal of this course is to help you better understand what your responsibilities are and how to manage those responsibilities to protect your health and safety as well as the health and safety of your co-workers.
Pipeline Construction Safety Orientation course will also establish an understanding of the statutory requirements of the federal COHS, Provincial and Territorial OH&S legislations.
We will achieve these objectives through classroom discussion.
The pipeline construction community includes anyone who engages in, or who is responsible for construction activities that include but are not limited to surveying, staking, tree falling, right-of-way clearing, drilling, blasting, trench ditching, lifting pipe, stringing pipe, bending pipe, welding pipe, coating pipe, testing pipe, trench backfilling, site clean-up and reclamation.
There are more than 840,000 km of transmission, gathering and distribution pipelines in Canada including 117,000 km of large-diameter transmission lines with most provinces having significant pipeline infrastructure.
Of this amount, about 73,000 km are federally regulated pipelines.