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Get a Grip on Safety

Slips, trips, and falls are an ongoing challenge for organizations and are typically one of the top five incident types, no matter the company’s size or safety management system.

The success of any program to prevent slips, trips and falls depends on strong leadership commitment, engaging activities and robust implementation.

When you implement the Energy Safety Canada’s Get a Grip program, you:

  • Have access to materials and a proven approach to addressing slip, trip and fall incidents.
  • Become part of a broader community of practice.
  • Receive direct support from Energy Safety Canada.

Program Intent

  • Prevent injuries — Implementing the Get a Grip program company-wide provides a significant opportunity for injury prevention. 
  • Don’t start from scratch — This program is designed with templates that can be easily modified to incorporate company specific data, procedures and practices. 
  • Improve safety performance — This program can significantly improve workplace safety 

About the Program

Get a Grip is divided into three main categories, each with easy-to-follow instructions and editable resources that can be adapted to your organization: 

  • Organizational Engagement 
  • Business Case 
  • Focus Areas (with tools and resources) 
    • Transition zones and walkways 
    • Boots and grips 
    • Access and egress 
    • Home safety 
    • Eyes on path 
    • Ladder safety 

The Get a Grip Program provides: 

  • Implementation procedure 
  • Yearly planning schedule 
  • Readiness checklist 
  • Inspection forms 
  • Tools and supporting documents 
  • Activity packages 

Examples of ESC's get a grip resources

Program Resources

Please email to set up a meeting to discuss your specific challenges and review the program materials.   

Online Store

Energy Safety Canada has partnered with Devco Consulting Ltd. to provide a third-party store to purchase resources for Get a Grip, including:

  • Magnets
  • Banners
  • Hard Hat Decals
  • Poster
  • Signage
  • Tent Cards

Other Resources

Alberta OHS Prevention Initiative

Alberta’s OHS Prevention Initiative focuses on reducing common workplace injuries, protecting at-risk workers and identifying higher-risk work situations. They offer several slip, trip and fall-related resources, including focused information for employers/supervisors and workers.  


The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCHOS) has a webpage of tips and Q&As for the prevention of slips, trips and falls. 


Energy Safety Canada acknowledges Suncor Energy for sharing their Get a Grip program with Energy Safety Canada for adaptation by industry.