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Health and Safety

At Primary, there is nothing more important than the safety and well-being of our employees, contractors, clients and the public. This shared understanding leaves no room for interpretation. If safety is in question, the work stops immediately. How do we ensure this? Through communication, education and participation, safety is ingrained in every project through each task our employees and contractors complete whether they are in the office or onsite. We are diligent in selecting the companies we work with, choosing only those with a safety standard as high as our own.

As a Partner in Injury Reduction through the Government of Alberta, Primary has developed effective workplace health and safety management programs designed to reduce and eliminate the number of work-related injuries. We have achieved an outstanding track record in safety throughout our 12 years in business, well above industry average.

Our safety goal = ZERO INCIDENTS

Watch ENMAX’s Hazardous Electrical Awareness Tutorial (H.E.A.T.) video to learn more about safety in the electrical industry.

How we put safety first

  • Day to day integration. Through ongoing mentorship between our senior and junior staff, regular safety meetings, teachable moments, and role modeling of safety leadership to all levels of employees we make safety part of everything we do.
  • Training and Competence. Our employees complete identified job training requirements and participate in mandatory ACSA (Alberta Construction Safety Association) Safety Training. Primary has National Construction Safety Officers on staff providing opportunities for learning, reinforcing and monitoring application of learned skills and knowledge.
  • Recognition. Our performance-based Safety Certified Program rewards employees for their ongoing commitment to safety.
  • Commitment to learning from others. We collaborate with companies in our industry and share lessons learned. This includes participating in the Fortis Safety Summit, ENMAX Safety Convention and Work Methods group.
  • Continuous Improvement. Along with a Joint Health and Safety Committee that involves all levels of employees, resources are allocated for identification and continuous improvement of all safety initiatives allowing for real time intervention that provides assurance that the safety system is effective.

A little recognition

Primary has been recognized by clients including: FortisAlberta, ENMAX and BC Hydro for exceptional performance in workplace health and safety as documented by ISNetworld. We are proud of our Certificate of Recognition (COR) from the Alberta Government for establishing a health and safety management system and meeting established standards.


Our most recent external audit conducted by COR certification rated us 95% in terms of health and safety. As of August 17, 2015, we are two years running without a Lost-Time-Incident. Want to learn more about how we put safety first? Read our Safety and Environment Policy

Talk to our Safety Professionals:

Don Pullybank 403-236-4113 ext. 311

Vice President, Construction

Mark Geddes 403-236-4113 ext. 316

Health & Safety Advisor

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Health, Safety & Environment is our Primary focus.

There's nothing more important than doing our job safely.

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