Our Safety Management System (SMS) is a key tool we use to achieve Safety Excellence and deliver effective and efficient operations. Our Safety and Asset Integrity teams work together with all our operating divisions to implement and effectively and effectively execute our Safety and Asset Integrity Management Systems.
Canadian Natural's SMS supports all of our operations and consists of 15 industry recognized elements, exceeding industry standards for basic safety programs. Our Safety Management System is based on the principles found in the Corporate Statement on Health and Safety - integral to the way in which Canadian Natural conducts its business.
Our UK Safety and Asset Integrity Management Systems are based on the same principles but are structured to meet local regulatory requirements.
Canadian Natural has an extensive Corporate Emergency Response Plan. We ensure that we are properly prepared for the management of potential accidents and incidents at all our operating locations.
Emergency Response Plans are located at all our operating plants and batteries and we continue to provide emergency response training.
Our Horizon Emergency Response Team provides full emergency response availability 24 hours per day. Their services include: fire prevention, fire protection, medical and rescue response, water and ice rescue, industrial firefighting, aircraft rescue and firefighting standby, respiratory protection maintenance, gas detection Maintenance, site safety and emergency training, medical center support, hazardous material spill response and communications. They also provide mutual aid obligations to offsite oil sands companies as well as emergency services on the 17 kilometers of Horizon highway.
Our International operations maintain an effective state of readiness for emergencies at all operating sites. We conduct regular exercises and training at all our locations. A Strategic Response Team is also available to provide crisis management support in the event of a major emergency.
CNR International has an integrated management system in place to fulfill its environmental and safety performance goals. We are continuing to extend our current scope for ISO 14001 certification. This international standard was developed by the International Organization for Standardization and specifies requirements for environmental management systems. Our International operations have developed stringent operating standards in four priority areas:
- Exercising care with respect to all waste produced through effective waste management plans
- Using water-based, environmentally friendly drilling muds whenever possible
- Minimizing produced water volumes offshore through cost-effective measures