Lifesaving rules



At Enbridge we value the safety of our communities, customers, contractors and employees, and believe that all injuries are preventable. Compliance with all policies, procedures and regulations is a requirement. Lifesaving rules are key focus areas which will protect you – even save your life.  Working for Enbridge means working safely.

Lifesaving rules are founded on real-life incidents at Enbridge and focus on areas of high risk and high consequence. They are intrinsic to our business, applicable to all employees and contractors, and are communicated, clarified and reinforced across all Business Units at Enbridge.

All safety rules must be followed. Violating any policy or procedure will result in appropriate disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal.  Violation of a lifesaving rule will result in dismissal as a first consideration. 

Compliance with these rules is mandatory while employed by Enbridge - if you choose not to follow the lifesaving rules, you are in effect choosing not to work for Enbridge.

Hazard Management

Lifesaving Rule #1
Hazard Management
Always ensure an analysis of potential hazards has been completed and proper authorization received prior to starting the work.

Driving Safely

Lifesaving Rule #2
Driving Safety
Only drive a vehicle or operate equipment when not under the effect of alcohol or any substances that cause impairment.

Confined Space Entry

Lifesaving Rule #3
Confined Space Entry
Always follow procedures for Confined Space Entry.


Ground Disturbance

Lifesaving Rule #4
Ground Disturbance
Always follow procedures for locating, positively identifying and excavating buried facilities.

Isolation of Energized Systems

Lifesaving Rule #5
Isolation of Energized Systems
Always follow procedures for Lockout / Tag-out.


Reporting Safety Related Incidents

Lifesaving Rule #6
Reporting of Safety Related Incidents
Always report significant safety related incidents.


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