Preventing spills is essential to minimizing environmental impacts, maintaining our social and regulatory license to operate and ensuring a safe workplace.

Effective spill management requires routine maintenance, situational preparedness, continuous improvement and adherence to regulatory reporting requirements. Our Spill Prevention Principles focus on four areas: transferring fluid, following operational procedures, ensuring equipment integrity and considering spill prevention in our site design. We use these principles to incorporate field-based practices into our operations to prevent spills and to minimize, manage and report them accurately if they do occur. 

Spill Prevention Principles

Fluid Transfer  

Checks are in place to reduce spills.

  • Never leave fluid transfers unattended 
  • Conduct regular tank truck inspections 
  • Ensure valves are in the correct position



Deviating from procedures can compromise spill prevention.  

  • Follow procedures and do not take shortcuts to prevent spills 
  • Pay attention during start up and shut down of equipment
  • Stop the job if a situation that could lead to a spill is observed

Equipment Integrity  

We ensure equipment performs and is maintained correctly.

  • Verify tanks, pipes, valves and hoses are properly installed, inspected, tested and maintained 
  • Validate high-level alarms are fully functioning

Site Design 

Site design is critical to preventing spills.  

  • Ensure loading and unloading facilities incorporate spill prevention principles
  • Include workplace efficiencies in site design considerations
  • Certify equipment specifications meet the system requirements to prevent spills