Transportation Safety Projects - Port Mann Bridge

Transportation Projects

Port Mann Bridge

Contracted by the Ministry of Transportation & Highways, Govt. of BC

The Port Mann Bridge project included the construction of a new Port Mann Bridge, widening of Highway 1, and upgrading interchanges. It also required improving access to and safety on Highway 1 from the McGill Street interchange in Vancouver to 216th Street in Langley, a distance of approximately 37 km.

Allman Safety’s role included:

  • Developing the Prime Contractor Safety Program for the Ministry
  • Reviewing proposed contract documents to ensure regulatory compliance
  • Providing training to the management team in Prime Contractor responsibilities
  • Providing safety committee training in a number of subject areas including hazard analysis, confined space entry, fall protection, and other relevant work-related subjects
  • Performing pre-job hazard assessments on all new work prior to implementation
  • Ensuring compliance by the Prime Contractor
  • Auditing the project for compliance on a weekly basis.

Evergreen Line

Contracted by a Construction Consortium

Construction of the Evergreen Line (Photo by Mark Klotz)

The Evergreen Line is a new rapid transit line connecting Coquitlam to Vancouver via Port Moody and Burnaby. The line was built by a construction consortium. 

Allman Safety’s role included:

  • Reviewing proposed contract documents to ensure regulatory compliance
  • Providing safety committee training in a number of subject areas including hazard analysis, confined space entry, fall protection, and other relevant work-related subjects
  • Performing pre-job hazard assessments on all new work prior to implementation
  • Ensuring compliance by the Prime Contractor
  • Satisfying the due diligence requirements of ensuring that the Prime Contractor is qualified to perform the duties required by the WC Act
  • Reviewing the safety effectiveness of procedures to ensure minimum risk to workers
  • Conducting weekly audits of contractor activities with written reports submitted to the project managers

Sea-to-Sky Highway

Contracted by the Ministry of Transportation & Highways, Govt. of BC

Faced with the exciting prospect of making the Sea-to-Sky Highway a world-class transportation corridor in time for the 2010 Olympics, the Ministry of Highways called on Allman Safety to ensure the project would be as safe as possible and that the requirements of due diligence were met.

Allman Safety’s role included:

  • Ensuring compliance with the WorkSafe requirements during the project
  • Performing pre-job hazard assessments on each phase of the project, to ensure that all hazards were recognized and addressed
  • Reviewing all the site-specific, safety procedures to ensure safety to workers as well as compliance
  • Acting as an expert resource and providing safety advice on an on-call basis on all aspects of the safety program and WorkSafe compliance

Kicking Horse Canyon

Phase 2 – Contracted by Focus

When Focus needed a Construction Safety Manager for the Kicking Horse Canyon Project, they turned to Allman Safety. The highway had not had a major upgrade since it had been built in the 1950s and the project was posing significant construction, maintenance, and operational challenges.

Allman Safety assisted in the development and implementation of a state-of-the-art safety plan for the project. The new Park Bridge was built safely, on budget and opened to traffic ahead of schedule in August 2007.​​

Lions Gate Bridge

Contracted as Agent for the Owner

The BC Transportation Financing Authority undertook an amazing project with the rebuild of the Lions Gate Bridge. This award-winning project involved replacing the bridge, section by section, while allowing traffic to use the bridge between replacements.

The technique used to replace the sections had never been used before, the contractor, American Bridge, was not familiar with the safety requirements in British Columbia and thousands of motorists would be using the bridge while the ironworkers were working on the deck.

Allman Safety was contracted as ‘agent for the owner’ to ensure both a safe job site and compliance with regulatory requirements.

Working with the contractor’s Safety Co-ordinator and the owner, Allman Safety was instrumental in maintaining a worksite that received international awards for safety.