Trans Mountain’s first priority has and will always be the health and safety of our workforce, their families and our communities. In response to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, Trans Mountain and our construction contractors for the Trans Mountain Expansion Project continue to work diligently together to ensure adherence to all advice and direction from government and health officials at the provincial, state and federal levels.

Trans Mountain continues the uninterrupted safe operation of the Trans Mountain Pipeline and construction of the Trans Mountain Expansion Project. We are grateful to all our people who continue to work under these challenging conditions and are committed to taking all appropriate measures to keep our communities safe and healthy.

Trans Mountain is constantly monitoring the guidelines and direction from health authorities and officials and we adjust our plans accordingly. In cases where protocols or restrictions vary by jurisdiction, we have implemented the most stringent measures.

Some of the specific measures we, together with our construction contractors on the Expansion Project, have taken include:

  • Work from home approach wherever practicable
  • Modified work schedules and practices to minimize people on site, promote physical distancing and to adhere to recommendations provided by health authorities
  • Access to and training for appropriate PPE, including mask wearing
  • Restricted worksite access, health declarations and temperature checks
  • Awareness and training for COVID-19 safety protocols for all workers
  • Enhanced cleaning and sanitation protocols and supplies
  • Rapid Response procedures for the assessment, isolation, and care of anyone showing symptoms, and a comprehensive in-house contact tracing strategy
  • Additional camp community specific COVID-19 safety plans
  • Specific measures to protect Indigenous communities

A full report on Trans Mountain’s COVID-19 Preparedness, Planning and Response is published bi-monthly and is available here.

While each work location is unique, Trans Mountain and our construction contractors are adopting government and company health and safety measures to protect our workforce on the ground, and ensure work can safely continue.