Increased work is great, assuming all of your equipment and employees are working at their peak operating capabilities. That requires proper equipment maintenance and safety vigilance.
There are several components to ensure a safe right-of-way clearing project. Qualified and experienced personnel, qualified operators, tailgate safety meetings, proper personal protective equipment and familiarity with terrain as the chief traits.
A safe project starts with a ‘culture of safety’ that is supported by all levels of our management. It begins with a team of field personnel and equipment operators who pass the required qualification screens, but it continues with classroom and on-the-job training. Actual on-site safety involves daily job and project briefings, often in conjunction with a pipeline representative, hazard identification and awareness, equipment and tool inspections, job behavior observations by trained safety personnel, as well as continuous on-the-job training.
The Government of Alberta protects the province’s land resources by ensuring land used for industrial activities is reclaimed in an environmentally sound manner. This is directed through the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act (EPEA) Conservation and Reclamation Regulation. Under EPEA, after an upstream O&G facility has been decommissioned, operators must obtain a reclamation certificate.
Excluding the oil sands surface mining area near Ft McMurray, there are in excess of 50,000 well sites in Alberta’s boreal natural region that have completed their commercial lifespan and require reclamation. Presently, a significant portion of conventional O&G activity and 100% of in situ bitumen extraction takes place on Crown, forested lands.
G. MacRitchie Forestry Services Ltd. is well known in the Forestry and Oil and Gas sectors. We pride ourselves in the work we deliver for our clients, safety of our employees, equipment and our clients.
We specialize in Mulching, Lease & Pipeline Salvage, Logging & Clearing.