Safety is Our Highest Priority
We believe that the ongoing health and safety (H&S) of everyone involved in and impacted by our work, including Ridgeline employees, clients, contractors, communities and the public, is paramount and forms the foundation of our license to operate.
As part of this responsibility, we recognize that our daily actions, whether we are working in one of our 8 office locations, remote project sites, industrial facilities or active construction sites, require diligent and comprehensive planning and management to achieve our ultimate goal of ZERO harm.
We possess a valid Certificate of Recognition (COR) as issued by the Alberta Construction Safety Association (ACSA), and are a member in good standing with ComplyWorks and ISNetworld. We follow a set of Safe Working Procedures (SWP’s) and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) in all aspects of our work. Our SWP’s and SOP’s are designed to ensure that responsibility and accountability are determined for each specific task.
To help us achieve our goal, we track a number of indicators which help us identify improvement opportunities for our approach and processes at a local, regional and global level.
All indicators are shared with our employees, managers, partners and executives in a thorough and timely manner.
Total Recordable Injury Frequency (TRIF)
Ridgeline Canada Inc. has logged over 160,000 field hours between 2013 and 2014. Over that time, Ridgeline has had no recordable lost time incidents during the performance of field activities. Submitted safety records from and observations of our field operations demonstrate a staff dedicated to workplace safety.
In 2014, we continued to see improvement in our incident frequency, TRIF. This continued improvement is a reflection of the focus that we place on keeping our people safe and ensuring that we all get home to our families.
The focus on mandatory training for new starters within a specified number of days of joining Ridgeline has continued to be a key priority for Ridgeline. During 2014, we achieved 96 percent compliance with this objective. We put a mandate on having new employees spend a day at our corporate office to be on boarded. As we go forward, we will continue to focus on ensuring our employees understand our safety program and overall safety culture as soon as possible upon joining the company.
Other key initiatives during the year included significant investment in our onboarding process and identifying key training to provide to our employees.