Compliance Verification Activity Report: CV2223-063 - Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline Management Ltd.


Compliance verification activity type: Field Inspection

Activity #: CV2223-063
Start date: 2022-10-05
End date: 2022-10-06


Regulated company: Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline Management Ltd.

Operating company: Enbridge Inc.

Province(s) / Territory(s):


Rationale and scope:

<span style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">M&amp;NP - Saint John Lateral Pipeline - <span style="color:black">Reversing Falls Bridge Replacement</span>.&nbsp;</span></span>Assess field implementation of construction safety manual and project specific safety plans for ongoing construction activities; worker tasks including identification of hazards and appropriate controls relevant to the job tasks via hazard assessments; company oversight of contractors - training &amp; competence, monitoring, supervision and accountability; assess execution of work per applicable procedures and documented work practices.

Compliance tool(s) used:

Facility details


Regulatory requirements

Regulatory requirements that apply to this activity:

Observations (no outstanding follow-up required)

Observation 1 - General Observation - Reversing Falls Bridge Replacement

Date & time of visit: 2022-10-05 08:00

Discipline: Safety Management




Inspector Officers were briefed on the scope of the project and current activities which included the preparation for a pipe replacement at Reversing Falls railway bridge with support workers and activities located at a near by fabrication yard. An orientation was provided which notably included  pertinent safety information, reference to respectful workplace, harassment and violence prevention requirements and an Indigenous land acknowledgment.

Reversing Falls railway bridge:

Fabrication Yard

Compliance tool used: No compliance tool used

Observation 2 - Damage Prevention - Reversing Falls Bridge Replacement

Date & time of visit: 2021-10-06 10:00

Discipline: Damage Prevention




Inspection officers observed an extremely congested worksite where M&NP had an existing and operating overhead line secured to the bridge and piping strung at ground level prepared for construction. Both the operating line and the strung pipe were vulnerable due to simultaneous operations of adjacent projects. The following damage prevention efforts were observed:

Compliance tool used: No compliance tool used

Observation 3 - CNC 1 - Unprotected Edge

Date & time of visit: 2021-10-05 12:00

Discipline: Safety Management




IO's observed an unprotected cliff edge in a congested work area, directly above turbulent river currents. The edge was observed to have a warning rope with ribbon serving as an administrative control, which IO's determined to be inadequate protection. 

Compliance tool used: Corrected Non-compliance (CNC)

Regulatory requirement:

Relevant section(s):

Company action required:

Due date: 2022-10-06

Date closed: 2022-10-11
Note: the date closed is the date that the inspector completed their review of the company corrective actions for adequacy and determined that no further actions are required.

Reason closed: Requirement met

Compliance achieved: Yes

Observation 4 - Information caviardée conformément au paragraphe 144(5) du Code canadien du travail

This information has been redacted pursuant to Section 144(5) of the Canada Labour Code

Observations (company follow-up required)

Identified non-compliances to company plans or procedures are non-compliances either to:

- the condition of an authorization document that requires the implementation of that plan or procedure; or

- the relevant section of the regulations that requires implementation of that plan or procedure including those sections that require implementation of plans or procedures as a part of a Program