We’ll help you design and implement technical programs, working closely with your team to effectively communicate change and facilitate buy-in. SPAN can help you:
Whether you have an existing program, need to build one, or aren’t sure where to start – SPAN can help. We offer program reviews to ensure all internal and external requirements are met. SPAN offers concordance mapping against relevant regulatory requirements and offers fulsome regulatory reviews to confirm you are meeting all your commitments.
We have helped clients both build successful programs from scratch and also improve existing programs by providing specific solutions that work for their business.
We have observed that incidents are often in the gap between organizational policy and practice. A program or process assessment can help close these gaps – and as a result, reduce the potential for incidents. Program or process assessments help improve all areas of your business by ensuring alignment, clarity and consistency within your teams through a review of key documents, a review of root causes for incidents or failures, and confirmation that the right resources are in place.
SPAN’s proven 4-step implementation strategy will help you successfully implement and embed programs into your operations.
Achieving your organization’s goals is a journey. We help you build an effective strategy which drives the change needed to succeed.
SPAN can help you establish and embed processes to foster continuous improvement and achieve your vision. We can help you:
SPAN also provides audit services to compare how your achievements align with your existing objectives. Learn more here: Audits and Assurance.
We are in the business of prevention, though we recognize we are often blind to the next incident or safety concern. SPAN can help you review and interpret trends to predict potential safety concerns and integrate feedback to prevent them before they happen.
We can also help determine whether risk is assessed uniformly throughout your organization and how effective your existing controls are performing. We have seen different risk matrices used at organizations for different tasks, making it challenging to assess risk consistently and offer valuable comparisons. SPAN can help you develop a uniform risk matrix that can be used across your operations, to enable consistency and decrease confusion.
SPAN also offers controls effectiveness assessments so you can gauge where controls are effective and where there are areas for improvement.
Implementing a new program and having trouble getting buy in and managing the change? SPAN can help. We understand that change is an ongoing process, and we’re here to support you as you move through it. Our approach to change management is quick to implement, efficient and collaborative. Working closely with you and your teams, we identify gaps in knowledge, identify and manage the uncertainty with your stakeholders, and design training to increase knowledge and buy-in for the changes you’re initiating.
SPAN’s team of subject matter experts have provided training for clients in the following areas:
Whether it is through workshops or one-on-one coaching sessions, our consultants provide tailored training and support with stakeholder communications, leadership and governance and more.
SPAN has the expertise to support the implementation of many programs including:
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.
Alex Eddington, Principal
"Thanks for all your help! I think [SPAN] did an excellent job and this was my best audit experience so far."
Midstream Pipeline Company
"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."
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.Read More
Alex has spent his career of over twenty years designing, implementing and auditing management systems in pipelines, midstream and upstream oil and gas, along with utilities and municipal operations.
Alex has led the design and implementation of multiple pipeline safety management system and operations management system implementations and supporting processes such as risk management, regulatory management, health & safety, asset integrity, process safety and safety culture.
Alex is a certified management system auditor and supports most SPAN projects as a technical expert and advisor.
Assurance Practice Lead | Senior Consultant
Assurance Practice Lead | Senior Consultant
Evan is SPAN’s Assurance Practice Lead, specializing in environmental, regulatory and assurance systems. He has worked in upstream and midstream oil and gas, pipelines, utilities, water and wastewater plants, rail, power plants, wind energy, and other high-risk industries in Canada, the US, Europe and South America.
Evan has extensive experience conducting EHS and other operational and management system audits and gap assessments, and developing and managing audit and assurance programs, management systems, environmental impact assessments and applications, and leading environmental teams, programs and projects.
Heather is an environmental professional with expertise in environmental assessments, project management and technical communications. She has worked on commercial, industrial, pipeline, midstream and upstream oil & gas projects throughout Western Canada.
Heather is a skilled coordinator, material developer, and communications specialist with experience in design and stakeholder support for management systems.