Safety Advisor (Former Employee) – Suncor Ft MacMurray – 30 March 2017
Monitor workers for safety and behavior Perform orientations Set up complete filing system for the safety dept Conduct site safety tours and inspections Prepare the weekly safety meetings Meet with upper management daily to update stats and pertinent information Order and maintain safety equipment Liaison between workers and supervision
Huge learning curve
3300 people for one safety advisor. Too many people for 1 person to man effectively
Journeyman Insulator (Former Employee) – Fort Saskatchewan, AB – 22 February 2017
The size of the site required transportation into units. This was a disadvantage for employees required to be dressed and in the unit by 7:00am. For the most part, supervision stayed out of the way of the workers. While it made for an efficient day, it caused a lot of the workforce to feel more like just a number. No individual pats on the back or attaboys, but the company did provide valuable safety awards. The hardest part of the job was travelling into the plant, gearing up, and then walking a few blocks to our units on our time. The most enjoyable part was having material consistently staged and available.
Racist, sexist, not safe, no job security, soap opera, liars
Scaffolder (Former Employee) – Regina, SK – 20 September 2016
Doesn't matter how hard you work, in this industry, it's who you know that keeps you employed. Women at a hair salon don't whine like Scaffolders do. The hardest part about this job, is watching everyone cut throat each other, then shake hands with the same person they were just bashing behind their backs. Good money, but you're only working here and there. The most enjoyable part of the job, besides going home, putting in earphones to drown out the social vomit.
Very professional company that has many advantages and opportunities.
scaffolder (Former Employee) – suncor – 8 February 2016
Would recommend anybody that has the opportunity to work for Safway to take advantage of it.the opportunity to further your education and to advance within the company are within reach and the company is very accommodating in helping you reach your long term goals.
Scaffold Erector (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 19 November 2014
I worked 10 hr days Mon to Fri working with a 4 man crew. The journeyman pushed me hard to give them the supplies they needed for the job at hand. i worked in a tight atmosphere but i gained alot of knowledge and worked really hard. My coworkers were very knowledgeable about our job and explained things thoroughly about what we were doing. The hardest part of the job was hoisting up all the material to the pipe rack.. some were over 50 lbs and i would do that for hours on end.
Scaffolder (Current Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – 13 October 2013
I learned alot working here and was given alot of good opportunities, but the company has been heading down hill for awhile. Management has no concerns over their employee's and will screw over anyone to make themselves look better. They have a tendancy to set workers up for failure rather then find ways to make them a better employee