Safety & Training

Our priority is the health and safety of our employees, the protection of the environment and the upkeep of the company equipment. Our goal is to have an incident free workplace.

The primary function of the Health and Safety program is the prevention of incidents and/or injury to any of the employees.

It is essential that all managers, supervisors, employees and contractors comply with the requirements of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Regulations and Code; as well as all other applicable legislation that may apply. All employees and contractors are also to comply with company and customer safety requirements.

Some of our safety related accomplishments include:

  • Achieved a TRIF of zero through 2020-Present-Continuous Improvement
  • Maintaining our C.O.R. since the COR program began in Alberta in 1999
  • Successful participation in the Partnership in Injury Reduction (P.I.R.) program
  • Membership in the Alberta Safety Construction Association
  • Achieving yearly audit scores of 87% or better on a consistent basis
  • Kodiak has a full time HSE Manager and a full time HSE Advisor on staff to ensure that the safety program is practical, manageable and the main focus of our Safety Culture.  We strongly believe that there is always room for improvement.
  • Implementing VSL, or Visual Safety Leadership, both in our facilities as well as in the field. We achieve this through our Health and Safety Committee members, and management site visits.

To ensure the continued growth and success of our program, the key components include:

  • Annual Review of our program including both management and employee participation.
  • Incident & Near Miss Investigation to learn from past experiences and take steps to prevent future recurrence
  • Conducting both formal and informal safety inspections to ensure we are living up to our own standards. These inspections include all facets of our company and are completed by our in-house NCSO, management, on-site supervisors and employees.
  • Monthly company wide safety meetings, on-site tailgate safety meetings & field level hazard assessments.


In addition to our new hire orientation program, minimum training required for all field level workers includes H2S Alive, 1st Aid, CPR, WHMIS, CSO, Leadership Training (all foreman), TDG, and any applicable trades’ certification. We also ensure all employees have the proper class of license before they operate any of our vehicles. We are members of Avetta, ComplyWorks & ISNetworld and all of our customers are always welcome to review or audit our program any time they wish.

Legislative updates also mandate that employers ensure that workers are fit tested for Hearing Protective devices, and Kodiak has recently implemented a program to ensure we are compliant with this requirement.

Competency programs over and above our day to day on the job training includes:

  • Skid Steer Competency
  • Personal Monitor Care and Use
  • Fall Protection
  • Hand and Power Tool Safety
  • Load Securement
  • Spotter Safety
  • Mental Health Awareness
  • Aboriginal Awareness
  • Annual Orientation
  • Hours of Service
  • PPE
  • Hazard Identification ad Risk Assessment
  • Hearing Protection, Foam Ear Plug insertion training

Additional or specialized training in Confined Space Entry and Rescue, Ground Disturbance and Aerial Work Platform is also supplied to our workforce as needed per client requirements