Are You in the Line of Fire?

The success of the Line of Fire Program in any company is a function of a strong commitment to thorough implementation. Companies that implement the program become part of a broader community of practice in the prevention of serious injuries and fatalities.

The Line of Fire Program is designed to encourage worker engagement. It begins with a plan followed by the roll out of activity packages where feedback and worker discussions are facilitated and follow-up is conducted. Supportive actions include conducting hazard hunts and work site inspections as well as ongoing continuous improvement of the program.

The Line of Fire Program contains the following:

  • Implementation Procedure
  • Readiness Checklist
  • Inspection Forms
  • Tools and Supporting Forms
  • Activity Packages

The program is structured into three categories:

Stored energy including pressure releases

Striking hazards including dropped objects

Crushing hazards including hand injuries

Video Resource

Line of Fire - Vehicles and Mobile Equipment

This video is designed to encourage conversations about line of fire hazards in relation to vehicles and mobile equipment. Please review the YouTube video description for helpful instructions on how to use this video, questions to ask and talking points to review with your workers.

Supporting Research

Reviewing industry safety trends and research can help drive improved safety performance.  The report on Occupational Fatalities in the Oil and Gas Industry provides insight into historical trends and accident types. 

Online Store

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

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

Contact for support to implement this program.


Energy Safety Canada acknowledges Suncor Energy for sharing their Line of Fire program with Energy Safety Canada for adaptation by industry. Energy Safety Canada also acknowledges the support, information and guidance from the International Association of Oil and Gas Producers (IOGP), and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).