Designing and implementing Processes and Programs can be complex and costly. SPAN helps you achieve success the first time.


SPAN has successfully designed and implemented technical programs and processes for organizations that were struggling to reach their goals and get buy-in from employees. To establish your program and continuously improve over time, efficient and effective implementation methods are required.  

Our approach to implementation is simple:

Determine the objectives and specific needs of your organization
Apply our implementation approach and tools
Work side by side with you to build momentum and achieve results.

SPAN uses a combination of design methods, change management and communication techniques, and precision project management, all tailored to your organization's needs. Organizations that have been through the process with us have become well equipped to employ our techniques for other successful process and program implementations.


In addition to complete management systems, we support the implementation of many programs including:

Program Design and Implementation Driving Performance Improvement
  • Safety Culture
  • Health & Safety
  • Environment
  • Regulatory
  • Hazard and Risk Management
  • Asset Integrity and Process Safety
  • Construction Safety Management
  • Incident Management
  • Corrective Action Management
  • Audits and Assurance



Continuous improvement that carries its momentum is critical to reaching the business performance you want, and keep it. Successful process and program design and implementation is key to achieving this.

James Ullyott, Managing Director, SPAN Consulting

What our clients say

"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."


Principal and Owner, SPAN Consulting

"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."


VP Performance, CEPA - Canadian Energy Pipeline Association

Case studies and resources

Are you ready for a Control Room Audit? 

The complexity of requirements for Control Room Management can make preparing for a Control Room Audit challenging.

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Pipeline Industry Improving Performance with Octane software

CEPA has successfully implemented its performance indicator and Integrity First programs into Octane’s secure web-based application. It has enabled significant improvements in how CEPA uses data to understand industry performance and prioritize improvement efforts. 

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A sample of our specialists

Tom Lofthouse

Senior Consultant

Tom Lofthouse

Senior Consultant

Tom Lofthouse - Assurance Specialist, Program Design Lead, Senior Consultant


Tom is an Operational risk and assurance specialist with 20 years of experience developing and managing EH&S assurance programs, management systems and compliance projects.


Industry experience includes pipeline, midstream and upstream oil & gas, mining, manufacturing, power generation and major construction projects across the United States and Canada.

James Ullyott

Managing Director | Senior Consultant

James Ullyott

Managing Director | Senior Consultant

James Ullyott - Management System Practice Lead, Senior Consultant


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.

Evan Baker

Assurance Practice Lead | Senior Consultant

Evan Baker

Assurance Practice Lead | Senior Consultant

Evan Baker - Assurance Practice Lead, Senior Consultant 


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.

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