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Take the guess work out of implementing your Management System

We have the experts to guide you on Management System implementation and help you reduce risks,
prevent incidents and be more efficient.

Already have a Management System? We can help you make it better!

Pipeline Safety Management Systems

Pipeline Safety
Management Systems

Implement API RP 1173 and meet requirements for an effective Pipeline Safety Management System

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Operations Management Systems

Operations
Management Systems

Design and implement a management system to meet regulatory requirements, manage risks and unlock continuous improvement

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Operational Audits and Assurance Programs

Conduct effective assessments and audits, and design an integrated assurance program to maximize value and lower risk

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Implementation Tools

Streamline your management system with fast and secure data capture and analytics

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Programs

Program Design and Implementation

Design and implement effective programs and processes to increase employee buy-in and performance

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Mapping

Requirements
Mapping

Map multiple standards, protocols and regulations together in order to remove duplication, enhance assurance coverage and lower risk

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SPAN - Your trusted partner

SPAN consultants pride themselves on building strong partnerships with our clients and being great to work with. Management systems are not easy, so we make sure to understand your culture and values, and work side-by-side with you to ensure success.

ABOUT US

100%

Successful Implementations

When SPAN has worked directly with clients throughout the management system implementation process

16 Years

Average Team Experience

Specific to management system design, implementation, auditing, project management and process improvement

21

Happy Clients

Throughout SPAN's 8 years as a consulting company dedicated to management system implementation and process improvement 

What Our Clients Say...

"Our member companies were concerned that their information could be unsecure, and we were concerned we couldn't scale up our systems as our programs grow; we are solving both by implementing Octane."

PATRICK SMYTH

VP Performance, CEPA - Canadian Energy Pipeline Association

"Our clients are often shy to speak publicly, but I can say that they commonly rave about our people and how easy we are to work with. As an owner I am proud to claim that we have a 100% client satisfaction rate and I encourage you to ask for references to hear those stories for yourself."

ALEX EDDINGTON

Principal and Owner, SPAN Consulting

"I'm glad we have Octane. I can't imagine doing these assessments with a spreadsheet."

MARK GORMAN

EVP - Plains All American Pipeline

  • American Petroleum Institute
  • Phillips 66
  • Plains All American Pipeline
  • Canadian Energy Pipeline Association
  • Repsol
  • Canadian Energy Regulator
  • British Columbia Oil & Gas Commission
  • Cenovus Energy

 

  • Gibson Energy
  • Husky Energy
  • Keyera Midstream
  • Agrium
  • BC Hydro
  • Cardinal Energy
  • Zellstoff Celgar
  • Capstone Mining

 

  • Suncor Energy
  • Inter Pipeline
  • Meg Energy
  • Plains Midstream Canada
  • Wipro
  • WSP
  • Pembina
  • Whitecap Resources
What is a Management System Definition

What is a Management System?

A Management System is an integrated set of requirements, responsibilities and business processes that continuously improve performance


Management Systems are one of the most valuable business tools available to mitigate risks, manage compliance and improve performance. Unfortunately they are often misunderstood, leading to Leadership confusion and project failure. Check out our materials to learn more about successfully implementing a Management System, including a Plan-Do-Check-Act cycle to drive continuous improvement.  

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How to Implement a Management System

We have worked for years to understand the best approach to implementing Management Systems. Many of our clients start by themselves and make positive progress, but when we review their design and implementation, we find they have missed critical components. As a result their Management System is less effective, and in some cases, it is failing. 

Our 4-Stage Implementation Process can be applied at any stage to help ensure your Management System is complete and effective: 

  • When you're just starting out and conducting a Gap Assessment
  • When you want to ensure you've got everything covered during implementation
  • When you've completed implementation and you need to drive continuous improvement

HOW TO IMPLEMENT  A PIPELINE SAFETY  MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
HOW TO IMPLEMENT  AN OPERATIONS  MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
Management System Implementation Process
Octane Management System Implementation Tool

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SPAN has worked with software designers and engineers to develop Octane, a fit-for-purpose management system implementation tool that adds significant value and ensures your management system data is managed efficiently and securely.

  • Conduct gap assessments, manage gaps and develop implementation plans
  • Map your management system to multiple regulations and standards to demonstrate compliance in one system  
  • Keep your team on track as they mitigate risks and make improvements!
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Our Team

Meet Our Specialists

Scott Wilson

Principal

Scott Wilson

Principal

Twenty years of experience in the program/project management and management consulting fields, specializing in designing & executing large scale programs with challenging change management and culture aspects.

 

Scott has led multiple large scale OMS implementations and has structured high performance service teams to sustain management systems.

 

Sectors include Midstream and Upstream Oil & Gas, Mining, Telecom, Information Technology and Utilities.

Evan Baker

Assurance Practice Lead

Evan Baker

Assurance Practice Lead

An Environmental, Regulatory and Assurance Systems specialist with 30 years experience developing and managing audit and assurance programs, management systems, environmental impact assessments and applications, and leading environmental teams, programs and projects.

 

His work has included oil and gas, pipelines, water and wastewater plants, rail, power plants, wind energy, and chemical industries in Canada, the US, Europe and South America.

James Ullyott

Management System Practice Lead

James Ullyott

Management System Practice Lead

Ten years experience in consulting, focused on process development and management system design and implementation for large organizations in the pipeline, midstream and upstream oil and gas industries.

 

James approaches business problems from a technical perspective, and has a passion for ensuring the solution is practical, fits the business environment, and produces defined business value.

 

He has worked on large OMS, program and process implementations, including providing technical input to design and managing the needs of multiple stakeholders. In changing business environments, he has adapted to ensure objectives are met.

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Case Studies and Resources

Learn more about the experiences of our clients and
management system related topics

Plains All American Management System Implementation

Plains All American uses Octane to accelerate implementation of its API RP 1173 Pipeline Safety Management System.

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SPAN's Top 10 Gap Assessment Best Practices for API
RP 1173

We have created a list of best practices to make sure you get the maximum value out of your API RP 1173 Gap Assessment.

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Easily link API RP 1173 to other requirements 

With Octane Mapping, you can connect similar requirements across different standards and regulations and show how your Management System meets all requirements in one go.

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Implementing a Pipeline Safety Management System in field operations

In 2015 Plains Midstream Canada implemented their Management System across all field operations. 

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Download our Whitepaper on Implementing API RP 1173

Implementing a Pipeline Safety Management System based on API RP 1173 is no easy feat.

By following the recommendations in this white paper, you will be able to demonstrate the current state of your Pipeline Safety Management System against API RP 1173 and build an implementation plan.

  • Understand what API RP 1173 asks you to do and break it down into manageable chunks.
  • Learn how to assess your organization - what you have and what you need to improve.
  • Identify and prioritize gaps and make an improvement plan that will work for you.
  • Know how to use expert assessors to ensure your assessment is conducted in a credible way.
  • Understand how spreadsheets and email are un-secure and why you need a data tool.
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