Xylem is committed to safety!  The company has maintained a Large Employer Certificate of Recognition (COR) since 2008 for their outstanding health and safety program.

Xylem has an in-depth developmental training and safety program and management is dedicated to safe working practices and providing a healthy working environment for all employees.  Management believes that training is the key component to a safe work environment, and staff training is provided at all levels.  An injury-free workplace is critical –  through constant evaluations and training.

Emergency Response

Management arranges ongoing internal evaluations and both internal and external safety audits to ensure industry safety standards are not just being met, but surpassed.  Emergency Response Plans are created for each job, drills are performed, and all staff members are trained and aware of policies and procedures.

Xylem adheres to the Occupational Health and Safety Act and follows the guidelines and policies outlined.  Xylem complies with W.C.B.’s standards and regulations and is a member of the W.C.B. recognized Partners in Injury Reduction program.  Xylem’s BC division is a Worksafe BC SAFE Certified company through the BC Forest Safety Council.

All employees are expected and encouraged to report all hazards, injuries, and unsafe working practices and to make recommendations for safety improvement.  Mandatory safety meetings are conducted daily before work begins.

Field Staff Safety Certifications:

  • At minimum, field staff is trained and certified in the following:
  • Workplace Hazardous Material Information Systems (WHMIS)
  • Standard First Aid (St. John’s Ambulance)
  • ATV/Snowmobile Safety
  • Bear Awareness
  • H2S
  • Avalanche Awareness Training
  • S-100 Fire Suppression (BC division)

Management Certifications:

  • Management team members are additionally certified in the following:
  • Chainsaw Safety Training
  • Danger Tree Assessment
  • Industry Level Avalanche 1 (Canadian Avalanche Association)
  • Recreational Avalanche Course (Canadian Avalanche Association)
  • First Aid (Level III)
  • Certified Pesticide Application