Kel-Gor Limited


1. Orientation/Indoctrination

  1. Each new worker on the Kel-Gor project receives a standard orientation package that is used by Kel-Gor at all of our work sites.
  2. In addition, site specific items are discussed with the worker.
  3. Once this is accomplished, the worker is introduced to his/her supervisor who walks them through how the specific trades function on site.
  4. During this initial process, both the site safety advisor and the worker’s supervisor perform an evaluation of the worker by following our worker screening process.

2. Worker screening

  1. Workers are screened using a formal checklist, an interview and a questionnaire
  2. Both supervision and safety advisors are involved in this process. The primary intent of the process is to determine whether or not the worker
    1. Displays appropriate attitudes towards working safely
    2. Is an Inexperienced worker under the Kel-Gor and client programs.

3. Inexperienced Worker

  1. Kel-Gor’s Inexperienced Worker program (also known as Short Service Worker) involves an initial assessment and an ongoing stewardship. If the worker meets the criteria for an Inexperienced Worker or the Client Short Service Worker, the following occurs:
    1. The worker can be identified while working on the site by the wearing of an orange hard hat or other identifiable means depending on client site rules.
    2. The worker is partnered with an experienced mentor who is responsible for helping to guide the worker on a daily basis.
    3. The worker’s supervisor completes evaluations of the worker’s abilities and safety attitude on a regular basis and, ultimately, within 6 months either recommends the worker to graduate to a SSM or recommending that the worker be removed from the site per client policy. During the evaluation period, a worker who does not seem to be making headway would be referred to the General Foreman or the Site Manager for coaching and additional assistance.

4. Supervisor screening

  1. Kel-Gor supervisors on the client site are chosen based on their history with Kel-Gor and their knowledge of both our and client systems.
  2. Supervisors are expected to have completed the CSAO Basics of Supervising course.
  3. Supervisors are scheduled to attend the IEC supervisory course if they do not have a current standing.
  4. Supervisors are also put through the client supervisory screening process for approval as appropriate.

5. Tool Box

  1. Each day, Kel-Gor Trades participate in a Toolbox Talk.
  2. These toolbox talks are monitored for quality by the site safety advisors and by the client.
  3. Toolbox talks are generated for the next day by the site safety advisors and are presented by the foremen/supervisors on a rotating schedule.
  4. Toolbox talks are developed according to a specified format which includes:
    1. Site Injury, Incident, Significant Near Miss;
    2. Site Significant Activities that could impact our work;
    3. High Impact Work that could impact work
    4. Kel-Gor Topic of the Day (including weather, lightning, heat stress, cold stress, etc.);
    5. Client Info of the Day.

6. Safety Meetings

  1. Safety meetings are held on a weekly basis.
  2. Generally the safety meetings are developed and presented by the Safety advisors to the majority of workers.
  3. Some, working in the outlying locations, have their meeting materials presented by their supervisor.
  4. Monthly, some clients sponsor one safety meeting that all are required to attend. The other meetings are internal Kel-Gor meetings and incorporate any information requested by the client as appropriate.
  5. These meetings address significant issues and include the monthly IEC Safety Topic.

7. Task Analysis Safety Card (TASC)

  1. TASC cards are prepared each day by each work group.
  2. Supervisors are expected to review and sign the TASC as soon as possible each shift.
  3. Supervisors, Management and Site Safety Advisors monitor the quality of these cards on a daily basis.
  4. Cards are formally scored by the safety advisors weekly, with appropriately completed cards being submitted for a draw.

8. Behavioral Safety Observation (BSO)

  1. Supervisors are required to perform one BSO per week.
  2. Safety Advisors are required to perform one BSO per day.
  3. There is a schedule prepared each week to steward this process.

9. Loss Prevention Safety Assessment (LPSA) & LPS Tools

  1. LPSA is similar to a last second risk assessment.
  2. Kel-Gor has implemented a stewardship program in line with the client’s requirements to ensure that workers follow the requirements of the program at Imperial Oil work sites.
  3. The workforce use the LPSA process for the “Assess, Analyze, Act” review as they approach each task.
  4. Site supervisors monitor their worker’s commitment to the process.
  5. The LPS system is used at Imperial Oil work sites with permission from EXXON MOBIL and ESSO Canada.

10. Rule of 3

  1. This work rule is a site specific method to perform a last second risk assessment at Shell Canada work sites.