Are You in the Line of Fire?
Definition: Line of fire
- Creating a company-wide line of fire program presents a significant opportunity for injury prevention.
- You are in the line of fire when you are at risk of coming into contact with a force your body cannot endure.
- The Line of Fire program is aligned with Life Saving Rules.
- The program aligns with our shared goal of zero injuries and zero incidents.
About the Program
The program is structured into three categories:
Stored energy including pressure releases
Striking hazards including dropped objects
Crushing hazards including hand injuries
Starting the Conversation
Materials are available to assist you in having conversations within your company about Energy Safety Canada's Line of Fire Program. If your company is committed at leadership levels to Line of Fire injury prevention, please email Safety@EnergySafetyCanada.com to gain access to the complete program.
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
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), DropsOnline.org and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).