On September 19, 2018, Trans Mountain continued its commitment to safety and emergency preparedness by performing a full-scale exercise to practice spill response in Burrard Inlet.

The drill was one of the largest Emergency Response Exercises in the company’s history and included a coordinated response with more than 300 participants/observers and 20 response agencies. It provided an opportunity for response personnel to demonstrate and practice the implementation of the Westridge Marine Terminal Emergency Response Plan, as required by the National Energy Board and Transport Canada.

Trans Mountain is required to have an Emergency Management Program that anticipates, prevents, manages and mitigates conditions during the unlikely event of an emergency. Each year we conduct more than 20 emergency response exercises, equipment deployment drills and training opportunities that are evaluated by regulatory agencies.

A full-scale exercise is defined as a multi-agency, multi-jurisdictional activity involving the mobilization and actual movement of emergency personnel, equipment, and resources, as if a real incident had occurred.

Trans Mountain’s Emergency Management Program is a comprehensive set of policies, procedures and processes designed to support our commitment to the safety and security of the public, workers, company property and the environment.

Click here to learn more about our Emergency Response Plans.

Click here to learn more about our Emergency Management Program.