Date: April 28, 2020 

Location: via Conference Call @ 1:30 PM BC time/ 2:30 AB time  

Attendance: Aaron, Murray, Christy, Julie, Mike  
Subject  Minutes & Action Items  Owner  When   Status 
Minutes of the last meeting: 
Old Business:  

COVID-19 preventative measures   

Information links below: 

Information only – resources available on COVID-19    

 

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New Agenda:  

Days Since Zero! Email 

  • Are driver’s finding this information beneficial 
Driver’s reported that they find the information useful but provide more information on the incident        N/A   N/A      N/A 
Extensions to Expired Safety Training Certificates 

 

Energy Safety Canada has extended the expiration of its current training certificates. Certificates dated between January 1, 2020 to September 1, 2020 will be extended to September 1, 2020. Therefore, sites should deem certificates as current & valid provided that the certificate expiration is not dated prior to Jan 1st. 

 

Canadian Red Cross has extended all Red Cross first aid certifications (which would have expired March 1, 2020 through June 30, 2020) and they will be considered valid 90-days beyond their expiry date.  These certifications will also be accepted for recertification courses when in-person training resumes. 

 

St. John Ambulance has extended a grace period for which recertification of Standard & Advanced First Aid certificates can occur by 90-days from the date of expiry. This period is extended for any individual who was affected by the COVID-19 suspension of training for any reason. 

Mike and Murray brought up the issue with receiving certificates online, instead of being in face to face environment. Is it recognized by the oil/gas industry as being acceptable? Mentioned this was an issue in previous years.  

 

Action Item: Determine if Northwest is aware of this and discuss on HSE Conference Call  

Aaron  May 8/20   
 Rest Area’s Information for Driver’s  

Aaron  Discussed how AMTA in process of informing Carrier and drivers what rest area/ restaurant facilities are open to use. BCTA also provides similar information. Links are provided.  

 

Julie – mentioned BC will also be providing food trucks at rest stops located throughout the province. This includes more portable restrooms being set up at rest stops   

 

Action Item: Include link to website on Days Since Zero email 

   Aaron   Apr 28/20  Done 
Review of Inspections: 

Calgary Office   

Chetwynd Office and Yard  

Langley Office and Yard  

Grande Prairie Office  

Spruce Grove Yard   

 

 

 

Equipment Inspections  

Northern Metalic Sales – Dawson Creek will be servicing the extinguishers in the Chetwynd Yard & Office location.   

 

   

 

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Accident/Incident Investigations: 

  • Trending incidents    
Aaron – discussed how this year we have had 5 preventable incidents to date compared to 2019 which had 12 

 

Murray – mentioned that this could be since there are less people out on the roads which leads too less incidents 

      

 

 

 

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New Business Member Roundtable: 

 

 

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Recommendations to Employer: No recommendations at this time 
Next Meeting: TBD