Safety is a core value and top priority at Parkland. It underpins our business and operational practices and is foundational to our organizational culture.
We have extensive systems, processes and procedures designed to protect our employees, customers and the environment. Through a combination of our deeply embedded safety culture, rigorous monitoring, pro-active measures and capturing lessons learned we aim to continuously improve our processes.
In addition to the extensive steps we take to help prevent safety issues from occurring, we have equally robust emergency preparedness plans. These are regularly tested, in some cases in close partnership with local authorities, emergency services and first responders.
In 2020, to further strengthen Parkland’s safety culture, we introduced our 8 Life Saving Rules, a set of standards that can help mitigate risks and reduce injuries and incidents. All employees have the right to refuse unsafe work and the authority to stop work if they are unsure the Life Saving Rules can be followed.
Zero tolerance for impairment. Always conduct your work activities free from the effects of drugs, alcohol or fatigue.
Stop. Think. Act.
For each task, always assess hazards and identify effective controls.
Avoid distractions at all times. Your driver safety training must be complete before operating any heavy vehicle. Wear your seat belt, obey speed limits, use wheel
chocks and reverse park.
Before loading or unloading fuel of any kind, always verify proper grounding and bonding. Never work on equipment that has not been properly isolated, locked out and tagged.
Always use proper fall protection when working above heights of 1.8m (6’). Always maintain 3 points of contact exiting a truck, using a ladder or on stairs.
Never enter a confined space without a permit. Employ proper purging and gas monitoring techniques and enlist a dedicated spotter. If unsure, please talk with your supervisor.
Prevent the risk of falling objects. Never walk or work under a suspended load. Always inspect all lifting equipment.
Always wear correct personal protective equipment for the job. (e.g. full fire resistant PPE)