United Safety Ltd Employee Reviews in Canada

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Only apply if you want to feel unappreciated
Emergency Response Tech, H2S Supervisor (Former Employee), Airdrie, ABMay 13, 2016
Pros: Paid travel to the work site was implemented last year, (has been an industry standard for at least a decade)
Cons: Unless you call in and ask daily you will not be considered for a project
Lowest wage in the industry and management will take every opportunity to opt out of paying for your costs. Office politics must be played at every level or they won't even return your call.

Overall good training to get started in the industry, but don't expect adequate compensation for taking initiative.

When it was time for my employment to end the HR dept outright refused to give me a lay off so I couldn't claim benefits until a month later after doing the runaround
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terrible
safety watch, h2s safety supervisor (Former Employee), airdrie, fort st. john, fort saskMay 16, 2016
don’t do it you will regret it. it may take you some time but it’s a waste of your time. company preys on desperate people and empty promises to keep you around but not enough work they need to have somebody just in the case. did i say they lie pritty much about everething and they will change you salary as they go take it or leave it tipe a thing. this is a worst company that i ever work for period.
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United Safety
Emergency Response Team Member (ERT) (Former Employee), Fort St John, BCNovember 12, 2015
great company very busy excellent company to start your oil and gas career in, not much room for advancement but still worth the time you will learn alot.
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Good pay for what you are asked to do. Watching others work hard.
H2S Safety Supervisor (Current Employee), AirdrieAugust 13, 2015
Pros: Training Excellent dependant of the instructor you get, money good for what you are asked to do
Cons: Long hours, away from home long periods of time, communication (Sucks!!!!), management extremely poor been around to long, managers can't make decisions
Keep this in mind when you apply and then when you go for an information session.

YOU ARE ONLY A NUMBER AND WARM BODY!!!!!!

United Safety doesn't care about you all they care about is providing a warm body for their client. They don't care if you pass or fail orientation because they aren't paying you for a week. Then if you do pass then you go into thier system where you may or may not be called depending on weather you are liked. The more you call the less time they have for you.

I've know people that got trained started work within days, worked for a week and then were never called again.

United Safety have their favorites, unless you've been working for them for years they aren't going to give you anything worth staying around for.

Find an other job. United Safety is going to find every possible way not to pay you. Your pay will be screwed up and you'll be stuck out of town with no way to make sure it is corrected, bring up that issue and say good bye to your current job and any hopes of a call back.

I recommend you stay away, unless you want to be lied to.

Typical call for work. Be told the job will be 6 weeks get out to the job and it is only 2 weeks or less.

YOU ARE NOT A NUMBER.
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Helped me to gain experience working with safety equipments.
Quality Control Technician (Former Employee), Fort Saskatchewan, ABNovember 15, 2015
Developed a work culture of doing the work in a safe manner no matter what time or situation is present. Worked with people from different cultural backgrounds and countries.
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General Foreman (Former Employee), Airdrie, ABFebruary 26, 2016
not the greatest company to work for but if you focus on your jobs you can learn lots from the people around you. A great way to get your foot in the industry door.
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Exchanging ideas with co-workers to solve issues
Shut Down Safety Watch (Current Employee), AlbertaDecember 1, 2015
Review the job descriptions, ask questions if not sure about a task. And to gain as much experience as possible. I am quick to learning anything new, reliable with a zeal to put in the best at what I do.
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Horrible management
ERT/Foreman (Former Employee), Airdrie, ABOctober 3, 2014
Pros: the girls are as easy as the job.
Cons: don't expect to have a personal life.
This company is absolutely hilarious to work for. If you're looking to be treated like you're always expendable, than look no further. This "safety" company will throw it's policies and procedures out the window when it is convenient for them. They lie through their teeth trying to keep employees by making false promises like advancement and international work. And when trying to get a response from any management for answers, it just falls upon deaf ears. This company is no more than a foot in the door to make connections with other oil and gas companies. Watch your back working with them because people will throw you under the bus without thinking twice about it just to try to impress management.
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Not for people with families
H2S Safety Supervisor (Former Employee), Airdrie, ABMay 29, 2015
Pros: cant spend money while in camp
Cons: long spans of time away from home, poor pay rates, poor communication between management and field hands, poor communication between management offices
Average day consists of leaving camp to drive to location, spending 12 hours sitting in shack signing visitors in and out and periodic equipment checks, then driving back to camp.
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Great learning Experience
Emergency Response Technician (Former Employee), Calgary, ABOctober 14, 2014
Pros: safety orientated
Cons: long hours
It was a fast paced environment where time management was key to the success of oil and gas shutdowns. I had the opportunity to be contracted to ATCO, Shell, CNRL, and Spectra Energy. I found working for a safety company prepared me well moving forward in my career.
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Demotivating Company
Health and Safety (Former Employee), Airdrie, ABSeptember 17, 2014
Pros: nothing
Cons: don't do ittttttt
Work, work, work, then sit for 1 - 2 months, just skid by with the money you have, then repeat the process. Constantly blowing smoke up your a** about endless opportunity and moving up in the company all depends on your work ethic and skill, all lies. Rarely promote from within when new opportunities arise, unless your already part of their extremely unorganized management team, then your in for sure, or you screw up that is, instant promotion!
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Great Company to work for, but NO Job Security - Contractor
CONTRACT Industrial Safety Officer and Foreman (Current Employee), Airdrie, ABJanuary 25, 2015
Pros: great pay, nice people
Cons: very inconsistent job offerings, dependant on contracts
Whenever there are contracts available, this is a great company to work for.

GREAT PAY.
Solid FREE Training.
Nice people to work with.

However, NO JOB SECURITY due to the Contractor structure.
If there are no contracts, you have no job.

Make sure you have a back-up income source / job.
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Safety Company - Efficient and Team oriented
Administrator Assistant (Former Employee), Airdrie, ABFebruary 2, 2015
Pros: being noticed for work well done
Cons: sometimes working in environments that were not suitable for
A typical day is a day of multi-tasking, being able to juggle employee concerns and meeting head office dead lines. Support from head office was always available and management ready to step in to hear concerns or problems. Working in a team environment was most enjoyable.
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Good start
Safety Watch (Former Employee), Fort Saskatchewan, ABAugust 5, 2014
Pros: good training
Cons: lack of proper communication from management, arbitrary layoff, performance is not recognized, and low wages
Working at United Safety Ltd is a good start for anyone who wants to kick-start a career in the safety industry.
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United Safety is a great place for an entry level oil and gas position
Industrial Site Safety Supervisor/Lead Hand (Current Employee), Airdrie, ABJuly 23, 2014
Pros: working with a great team
Cons: the long days, and inclement weather
The training I received from United Safety was informative, and the instructors were great. Once I went out into the field this training, in addition to my previous field training and education, allowed me assist in completing a successful turnaround in which there were zero recordable incidents/injuries. Management supports all workers, and is always willing to teach new skills.
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Disorganized with a high turnover rate
H2S Safety Supervisor (Former Employee), Airdrie, ABJanuary 26, 2015
Pros: classroom training was great and the experience was good.
Cons: just not the best company to work for. need more seasoned empolyees.
Not very organized when it came to doing jobs in different locations. Wrong or bad directions in many cases. Type of company that tells you one thing, but does another. Young managers not overly qualified due to high turnover rate. Lack of training. It was more of a learn as you go in the field. I still took some valuable knowledge from my time there.
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A multicultural, projects related work, fun, exciting out door environment, oil and gas occupational health and safety watch job. Gave me a break.
Occupational Health and Safety Watch (Former Employee), Airdrie, ABMay 14, 2014
Pros: you learn more of others careers on projects, exposed to various organisations and plants, meet new friends, learn other people's culture and many more, seing new plac
Cons: projects do not offer job security, very unpredictable, always working with different groups and professionals
Occupational health and safety sounds obvious to most only to be overemphasized when accidents or disaster strikes. Being aware of the fact that all accidents and health threatening incidents are avoidable is the starting point of my job which should be the way of life for all of us.

A typical day at work start with reviews of previous day's performance at tailgates meetings.Any near misses, omissions and commissions which had the potential of causing harm to life, equipment and environment are discussed. Management and Safety Coordinators facilitate the discussions, highlighting mandatory and important safety behavior and principles overlooked. They also inform all workers of likely hazards in the plants and the engineering and administrative measures taken to eliminate or mitigate the risks. , Safety Monitors, all workers and contractors attend tailgates safety meetings at the beginning of each shift work before their job related safety meetings, job safety assessments and field related hazards assessments and monitoring are conducted.

The hardest part of my job is when co-workers are frustrated, tired, under pressure or not being adequately equipped or competent enough to do the job safely. Under these conditions there is a tendency of taking shortcuts hence endangering oneself and others.

The most enjoyable part of the job is its application to all activities and behavioral attitudes in life. It is exciting to share healthy occupational life saving tips with others. The fact that there is no second chance in accidents makes safety very important and a collective concern – more... for all. – less
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u can make as much$$ at mcdonalds without having to deal with dingdongs
H2S Safety Supervisor (Former Employee), alloverSeptember 4, 2014
Pros: or if you consider being by yourself in the middle of nowhere a pro, then this is for you
Cons: terrible/greedy management, disorganized dispatch, disorganized head/satelite office(s), and that mentality/work ethic just trickles down though all leadership
as an h2s safety supervisor you are able to sleep on the job, and get paid. how amazing is that
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ok job
Safety Technician (Current Employee), FORT SK,ABOctober 16, 2014
It's a ok job, but long hour. co-workers are cool, but sometimes management are not very well, its really depends on the GF.
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Great Staff and a very positive environment. Plenty of room for growth and good training programs available.
H2S Supervisor (Current Employee), Fort Saskatchewan, ABJuly 9, 2013
Pros: great satisfaction in my work.
Cons: unpredictable schedule and moderate income.
A typical day at work would include inspecting and signing out a company vehicle followed by a driving to a work-site such as a gas plant or a drilling rig. At the site United Safety employees implement the company safety standard and offer training to rig crews or contract workers to ensure all policies and procedures for that site are carried out incident free. Usually a day shift and night shift is assigned to each project and United Safety has a wonderful and knowledgeable staff that contribute to a smooth transition for shift change. The hardest part of the job is being in an isolated area for several weeks/months at a time away from family and friends, without a set schedule. The most enjoyable part of the job is working in a group and knowing that my work is making a difference and in some cases saving lives.