Our Approach to Safety

Our safety and risk management approach is built on many years of experience in the drilling and blasting industry. This includes learning from daily field operations as well audits, annual risk reviews and incident investigations.

We are currently COR certified and we strive to deliver safe, reliable and compliant operations for the best interests of the communities we operate in, to promote and protect our employee’s health and to better serve our clients.

There are three key principles at the heart of our approach:

  • 1
    Leadership promoting a culture where everyone is focused on safety, on managing and reducing risk and on safe, reliable and compliant operations.
  • 2
    Operate on the principle of having clear expectations of management to foster a leadership approach. Independent, effective checks and balances and self-verification being carried out at all levels of the organization.
  • 3
    While we maintain our focus on processes, practices and procedures, we also place great emphasis on how our workforce implements them, thereby working to strengthen safety culture and workforce capability.


Natural Resources Canada - Explosives Regulatory Division

Agassiz Drilling is in compliance with all regulatory requirements as directed by Natural Resources Canada – Explosives Regulatory Division. Our mutual dedication to safety and security forms the cornerstone of all management policy and procedures.