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WSP delivers surveying and mapping solutions for the entire project lifecycle with speed and certainty. Our crews are first on the ground supporting some of the largest projects in Canada. Regardless of the project size or location, we are there, from field to finish.

 
 

Safety and security first!

April 21, 2015
 

Safety is at the forefront of WSP’s corporate culture because we believe in creating an environment where our people can flourish. Whether in the field or the office, a safe and healthy work environment is the foundation for all success. To achieve this, we plan and train rigorously, and constantly look ahead in order to anticipate and respond to change with agility. From adapting to changing seasons in the natural environment to exercising caution even when performing a methodical task, safety is always on our minds.

 

Which animal stands 6 to 7 feet at the shoulder, has an antler span of more than 5 feet, weighs between 800 and 1500 pounds, and numbers close to one million in North America? As a motorist, this photo is as close as one should want to get to a moose. As animals come out of hibernation and become more active this time of the year, it is especially important to be alert when driving. In cases of vehicle strikes, the height of this animal typically results in it landing in the vehicle's passenger compartment. And speaking of passengers, they too can help practise extra caution on the road by scanning for wildlife for the driver! (Credit: Van Esch)

Once upon a time, chainsaw training was a one-day course. Today, however, in response to increasing number of incidents, the Oil and Gas industry in Canada has adopted WCB's Faller Training standards. This includes multi-level courses, evaluations on operator readiness and well-being, equipment maintenance, site preparation, hazard assessment, man-check procedures, directional control, bucking/limbing procedures, and emergency response planning. All training courses are conducted by Qualified Supervisor Trainers on sites selected in consultation with land and woodlot owners. (Credit: J. Ranger)

Pipeline operators are proactive in preventing failures that may lead to leaks. One preventative measure is to use 'smart pig' technology –a tool that collects data as it runs through the pipe—to inspect the integrity of the pipe wall interior for corrosion. If a specific, regulated standard for pipe wall integrity is not met, then those lengths of pipe are exposed and replaced. Our field crew supports this effort by staking out the dig site on the right-of-way, doing the required buried facility locates, and tying in the welds on the new pipe. (Credit: C. Orange)

 

Geomatics at WSP

With almost 1,000 employees and 250 crews, our Geomatics team is the largest survey provider in Canada. The team is active across the country with a strong presence in Western Canada, Quebec and the Atlantic region.