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.

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

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

Activity Packages

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).

Our goal:

Zero injuries.

Zero incidents.