FORCE is committed to a safe working environment.
Operating in and around the challenging conditions in the Minas Passage means that safety must always be first priority. Whether on the water or on land, we want staff and contractors to be safe. We also want to protect the important ecology of both our marine and onshore environments.
For any work or services performed on FORCE areas – whether owned, controlled or leased by FORCE – we require contractors and their personnel to adhere to a set of expectations for safety and environmental performance.
All contractors must read and adhere to: FORCE Safety and Environmental Expectations
Access Permits are also required for all contracted personnel entering FORCE areas. These permits are designed to enhance the safety of everyone engaged in FORCE-related activity. These permits will be issued on-site by FORCE staff.
Offshore work, please contact FORCE.
Onshore work, please consult: FORCE Onshore Access Permit
Please consult specific worksite information in the following Hazard Cards:
Note: There is no Hazard Card for Marine Operations – contractors are required to complete their own hazard assessment for the marine-based work they conduct.
Please check this page frequently for updates.
With the installation of subsea cables, FORCE and fishers worked together to establish a “safety zone” in the Crown Lease Area to protect fishing gear, research equipment and subsea infrastructure from both damage and liability. The safety zone is a guideline based on best practices in other jurisdictions – it is a precautionary measure for all users in the area. The safety zone is is not an exclusion zone, nor is it enforced – it is simply a tool to avoid entanglement and/or damages.
As required by Transport Canada, FORCE also installed a “No Anchor” sign on the beach.