May construction update
Each work site and workforce accommodation is unique, and we are working closely with Northern Health and our contractors to enhance our already robust health and safety program, and implement site-specific plans for active worksites, workforce accommodations, and transportation, in accordance with recently issued government guidelines. Our medical service provider, International SOS, is also providing guidance and expertise based on their extensive knowledge, and helping ensure our workers are healthy and fit for work through enhanced health screening measures.
As spring thaw comes to an end, we are preparing for a slow and steady increase in activities leading up to our summer construction program. Towards the end of May, we anticipate workforce numbers to gradually increase to approximately 650 workers – including those from local areas – with work focused on environmental monitoring and field work, grading, grubbing and site preparation to position the project for pipe assembly and installation later in the summer.
The health and safety of our workforce, their families, and surrounding communities is at the forefront of everything we do. That’s why work will only ramp up when all measures are implemented with the required approvals from local and provincial health authorities. We encourage you to visit our Health & Safety page for up to date information about the measures we are implementing to help keep everyone safe.