United Safety Ltd Employee Reviews in Canada

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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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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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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
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.
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
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Not for people with families
H2S Safety Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Airdrie, ABMay 29, 2015
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.
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
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Safety Company - Efficient and Team oriented
Administrator Assistant (Former Employee) –  Airdrie, ABFebruary 2, 2015
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.
Pros
being noticed for work well done
Cons
sometimes working in environments that were not suitable for
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Disorganized with a high turnover rate
H2S Safety Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Airdrie, ABJanuary 26, 2015
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.
Pros
classroom training was great and the experience was good.
Cons
just not the best company to work for. need more seasoned empolyees.
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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
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.
Pros
great pay, nice people
Cons
very inconsistent job offerings, dependant on contracts
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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 learning Experience
Emergency Response Technician (Former Employee) –  Calgary, ABOctober 14, 2014
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.
Pros
safety orientated
Cons
long hours
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Horrible management
ERT/Foreman (Former Employee) –  Airdrie, ABOctober 3, 2014
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.
Pros
the girls are as easy as the job.
Cons
don't expect to have a personal life.
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Demotivating Company
Health and Safety (Former Employee) –  Airdrie, ABSeptember 17, 2014
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!
Pros
nothing
Cons
don't do ittttttt
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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
as an h2s safety supervisor you are able to sleep on the job, and get paid. how amazing is that
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
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Good start
Safety Watch (Former Employee) –  Fort Saskatchewan, ABAugust 5, 2014
Working at United Safety Ltd is a good start for anyone who wants to kick-start a career in the safety industry.
Pros
good training
Cons
lack of proper communication from management, arbitrary layoff, performance is not recognized, and low wages
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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
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.
Pros
working with a great team
Cons
the long days, and inclement weather
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safety
safety (Former Employee) –  Calgary, ABJuly 22, 2014
ensure work environment is safe
learned about safety regulations and put them in place
working for 12 hours at day
night shift
Pros
working out of town, working consecutive days
Cons
away from family and friends
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fun place
Safety lead (Current Employee) –  Airdrie, ABJune 13, 2014
good company to work for,very organized workplace, nice team and good safety standards
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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
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
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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
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Busy working environment/workplace
Safety Coordinator /Watch (Former Employee) –  Airdrie, ABMarch 4, 2014
Normal working day starts with safety meeting after which all the safety personnel are expected to inspect their equipment.

Working here, one will always learn on how to check for fit for duty, equipment inspections, radio etiquette, gas testing, equipment calibration, occupational exposure limits for all gases among other things

Every employee in United safety was trained to work with different people and in a lot of cases, they are expected to work under pressure.

Like any other work, working for United Safety has pros and cons. One of the pros that one will always find, is having to working in extreme temperatures such as, very cold and freezing temperatures as in the case of winter shutdown in oil & gas plants and very hot and dehydrating temperatures as in the case of fall shutdown in power plants. However, regardless of these extreme weather conditions, one is always happy to meet and interact with people worldwide.
Pros
biweekly payment and diverse working environment
Cons
extreme temperatures, long working hours
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