Safety Information FAQ
How are pipeline incidents involving third parties prevented?
Husky identifies the location of its pipelines with above ground markers and provides information to the public, first responders and government agencies about how to work safely on or near this infrastructure.
Third parties who wish to work near Husky pipelines should notify both the Company and the One-Call service in their province.
How deep are Husky’s pipelines buried?
At the time of construction, Husky’s pipelines are buried to a depth that meets, and in some cases exceeds, legal requirements. If there are concerns about a pipeline’s coverage, please contact the Company.
What is a pipeline right-of-way?
A right-of-way is a strip of land, typically between 15 metres and 20 metres wide, which allows workers access to a pipeline. It also identifies the area where certain activities are prohibited, to keep the public and environment safe and to protect the integrity of the pipeline.
What steps should be taken if a leak occurs?
If a leak is suspected, protect yourself by leaving the area immediately and, if possible, moving upwind, or crosswind and uphill.
- Warn others to stay away from the area.
- Do not attempt to operate any pipeline valves.
- From a safe distance contact 911 and Husky’s 24-hour number (1-877-262-2111).
- Do not light a match, start an engine or use a telephone, camera or any device that may produce a spark.
What is the National Energy Board’s safety zone?
The NEB’s safety zone is a 30-metre zone on either side of a pipeline’s right-of-way. It protects people, the environment and the pipeline. NEB’s regulations govern activities on or within that safety zone: