Lifesaving Rules

We value the safety of our communities, customers, contractors and employees, and believe that all injuries are preventable. Compliance with all policies, procedures and regulations is a requirement. Lifesaving Rules are key focus areas which will protect you – even save your life. Working for Enbridge means working safely.

Lifesaving Rules are founded on real-life incidents and focus on areas of high risk and high consequence. They are intrinsic to our business, applicable to all employees and contractors, and are communicated, clarified and reinforced across all Business Units.

All safety rules must be followed. Violating any policy or procedure will result in appropriate disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal. Violation of a Lifesaving Rule will result in dismissal as a first consideration.

Compliance with these rules is mandatory while employed by Enbridge - if you choose not to follow the Lifesaving Rules; you are in effect choosing not to work for us. 

  • Lifesaving Rule #1
    Hazard Management
    Always ensure an analysis of potential hazards has been completed and proper authorization received prior to starting the work.
  • Lifesaving Rule #2
    Driving Safety
    Only drive a vehicle or operate equipment when not under the effect of alcohol or any substances that cause impairment.
  • Lifesaving Rule #3
    Confined Space Entry
    Always follow procedures for Confined Space Entry.
  • Lifesaving Rule #4
    Ground Disturbance
    Always follow procedures for locating, positively identifying and excavating buried facilities. Learn more about LSR #4. Watch the video about Ground Disturbance.
  • Lifesaving Rule #5
    Isolation of Energized Systems
    Always follow procedures for Lockout / Tag-out.
  • Lifesaving Rule #6
    Reporting of Safety Related Incidents
    Always report significant safety related incidents.