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How Technology Improves Worker Safety by Speeding Up Certification

The safety of pipeline workers is a significant priority for all operators.

The safety of pipeline workers is a significant priority for all operators. Ensuring workers have the necessary training and certifications to be safe at a particular site is an important part of how our industry can set a strong foundation of safety on each site. However, verifying each worker has the right training and certifications can be labour-intensive and time-consuming. It can also create delays in getting workers performing the tasks they are there to complete. Energy Connections Canada member, Field Safe Solutions, recognized this challenge and understood that leveraging technology can make our operations safer while more efficient.

Faster safety and certification processes “at the gate.”

In combination with geofencing technologies and a digital EHS solution, The Internet of Behaviors keeps track of workers and their training and certifications, surfacing this information to administrative staff at any given site before workers even get there. Because they have this information ahead of time, personnel can quickly identify the safety training required for every worker and have materials ready for completion as they arrive. The end result is a workforce that is highly trained and focused on effective safety protocols.

The deployment of this technology and information into the hands of personnel on-site also has the inherent benefit of making operations more efficient. Consider that a worker may visit several sites throughout their day, each requiring different types of training and certification. The proactive preparation that technology enables can decrease the time spent by both the worker and administrative staff on unproductive activities like having to read through spreadsheets to determine what training gaps exist and what’s required to fill them, typical of manual processes. As a result, pipeline operators with many workers can save hundreds of person-hours each month.

If you would like to learn more about how technology advancements improve worker safety while creating operational efficiencies and lower costs, or for more information about Field Safe Solutions, visit

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