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Safety is the core of Seisland’s operating philosophy and our foremost priority. Seisland has among the most thorough set of safety practices in the seismic survey sector.

Seisland has a detailed Safety Manual to help ensure the safety of its personnel, subcontractors, clients, and the residents and businesses in the areas where the field crews operate. It includes detailed operating procedures, roles and responsibilities for each job category and major task, such as the proper procedure for unloading a quad from a trailer.

All our field personnel are certified with Standard First Aid, H2S Alive, WHMIS, collision avoidance driving and quad/UTV safety. Field workers working in remote areas are equipped with a field radio, cell phone and/or satellite phone for added safety. We also respect wildlife wherever we go, and always take care to safeguard the environment.

During field jobs, the crew’s Mapping Coordinator or Field Coordinator holds a safety meeting before work each morning. The meeting covers the previous day’s experiences, including anything new learned about field hazards, and reminds workers of known hazards.

Each field worker has a hazard/near-miss booklet in which they can record anything encountered that doesn’t appear safe or something that might present a new hazard. Crew notes are given to the Mapping Coordinator at the end of each day, who enters new information into the project map and hazard table. Each project map includes a hazard analysis.

Lastly, in producing accurate and complete maps – including hazards – for use by the other service providers, Seisland reduces risks and increases operating efficiency for every participant in the client’s survey.

Important corporate safety attributes include: 

  • We have had our Certificate of Recognition (COR), the main regulatory recognition that a company has an accredited safety system, since 2003;
  • Since 2010 we have been accredited with ISNetworld, a U.S.-based registry that includes information on various service providers’ safety attributes, for use by corporate clients;
  • Seisland has maintained a Workers Compensation Board account in good standing since 1980;
  • We have a full-time licensed mechanic to ensure that our road vehicles, ATVs, UTVs, and trailers are well-maintained; and
  • We perform scheduled maintenance regardless of equipment utilization to ensure our fleet remains in top working order.