As construction of the Sturgeon Refinery nears completion, NWR continues to prepare for a safe start up. This includes training exercises for employees and the Emergency Operations Centre response team in case of an incident on, or nearby the refinery. These exercises also test our plans and emergency equipment to ensure they function properly.
On the morning of Tuesday, August 29, 2017 our entire site of approximately 4,000 people will be part of a site wide muster exercise. Mustering allows the safe and controlled movement of large groups of people to strategic locations throughout site. The exercise will be facilitated by NWR’s Emergency Operations Centre response team.
The exercise will involve sounding the emergency siren throughout site at approximately 10:36 am. It is an electronic siren that changes pitch like an emergency vehicle siren. In the case of this training exercise, no action is necessary by individuals who are nearby or travelling past the Sturgeon Refinery site and hear the siren.
If you have any questions about the exercise before or while it is taking place, please call the 24/7 UPDATEline at 1-866-653-9959 for information.
Being prepared for all types of incidents – industrial, collision on nearby highway, weather, wildfire – is a key part of refinery operations. Training exercises like site wide mustering helps ensure that all employees and contractors know their role in maintaining a safe and prepared worksite.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact:
Manager, External Relations
VP of Regulatory and Stakeholder Affairs