Health and Safety

Copperline Excavating Ltd. is committed to an extensive Health and Safety Program, reflected by our outstanding safety performance record and ISNetworld member criteria.

Copperline Excavating Ltd. corporate policy establishes clear lines of responsibility for safety, from general managers to front-line supervisors. Our specific programs range from identified job training requirements to mandatory attendance for ACSA Safety Training.

Management proudly operates a Safety Awards Incentive Program that allows workers to receive awards based on their safety record on all Copperline Utilities sites.


  • New hires and employees new to the site require orientations.

Hazard Analysis:

  • Project manager arranges a team based hazard analysis identifying any potential critical activities and a means to control the hazards.

Emergency Plan and Procedure:

  • Reviewing the client's emergency plans and incorporating/communicating them to the onsite organization. Review and communicate the procedures with all employees during safety meetings including posting information in all frequented areas.


  • Entire site operates under one unified safety program.

  • Subcontractors and their employees fall under the Company's Health & Safety & Environment Program.

  • Subcontractors and their employees receive orientation.

  • Subcontractor employees participate in site training meetings and inspections.

Safety Meetings:

  • Daily Toolbox Talks - Prior to any work, hazards are identified and a means of control is communicated specific. If the scope changes the toolbox talk is initiated again. Any hazards that are identified items will be communicated to the superintendent and monitored for correction.
  • Weekly Safety meeting - attendance mandatory.

  • Weekly Sub-contractor - Site Safety Coordinator attends meetings to ensure that any vital information is communicated.


  • Continuous - Performed by Site Safety Coordinator / Supervision / Management any time a walk-about is performed.

  • Weekly - Formal, performed utilizing hourly employees on a rotating basis.

  • Monthly - performed by Safety Health and Environmental Manager and reported directly to upper management.


  • Performed on all near miss, first aids, medical aids and property damage incidents.
  • Near Miss Reporting: Serious incidents are communicated to all employees via a Safety Alert and reviewed.

  • Behaviour Observation: Behaviour-based safety program utilizing the observation / intervention technique.

  • Client Requirement: Special needs reviewed / plan developed.


  • Injury: All injuries are recorded and tracked. This data is further evaluated and appropriate controls are implemented. Data is provided to the client for their tracking systems. All sub trades are logged and tracked for compliance and actions taken.

  • Evacuation: All data recorded is evaluated for patterns. This data is reviewed by management for feedback and further actions.

  • Behaviour Base Safety observation cards are reviewed and addressed when submitted and entered in a data base for future analysis.

Experts in:

• Shallow Utilities 

• Overhead Powerlines

• Trenching 

• Gas Line Installation 

• Hydrovac

• Directional Drilling 

• Sub Division Servicing

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375 Saskatchewan Ave
Box 3006
Spruce Grove, AB T7X 3A1

Phone: 780-968-3805
Fax: 780-968-3825
Toll Free: 1-877-968-3805