Trans Mountain is making every effort to ensure we can continue to do our work safely and responsibly during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our first priority is the health and safety of our workforce, their families and communities. Together with our construction contractors on the Expansion Project, we’ve successfully implemented new safety protocols at all our work sites. We’re regularly updating our plans to ensure adherence to all advice and direction from government and health officials, both provincially and federally.

We’ve limited site access to essential personnel, staggered shifts to minimize people on site and introduced site access screening, including self-declarations and temperature-testing for fever or sickness.

Temperature testing at an Edmonton site.
Temperature testing at a Burnaby site.

We have reduced the number of people being transported per vehicle to adhere to health authority guidelines, as well as increasing bus, vehicle and trailer cleaning requirements and frequency.

Inside a bus that transports workers to site at the Burnaby Terminals.

We are ensuring that worker orientation includes COVID-19 expectations, awareness and prevention, and using Health and Safety personnel to monitor implementation of COVID-19 guidelines at all our sites. Implementation of these safety measures is also subject to third party inspection.

We are following physical distancing guidelines between workers, minimizing or eliminating in-person meetings, and holding necessary meetings, like safety meetings, in smaller groups or via technology.

Social distance sign on a Burnaby site.

We are enhancing cleaning and sanitation protocols, including increased availability of sanitation supplies, hand washing and sanitation stations, and promoting expectations surrounding personal hygiene.

Hand washing protocol sign at a site in Burnaby.