Designing and implementing Programs is complex and costly. SPAN helps you achieve success the first time.


SPAN has successfully designed and implemented technical programs for organizations that were struggling to get traction and buy-in from employees, and not achieving their goals. to achieve continuous improvement and improve maturity over time, you need an efficient and effective method of implementing improvements. 

Our approach to implementation is simple: determine the objectives and specific needs of your organization, apply our implementation approach and tools, and work side by side with you build momentum and achieve results. SPAN uses a combination of program design methods, change management and communication techniques, and good old fashioned project management, all tailored to your organization. Once you've done it with us and learned our techniques, you will be ready to employ them for other 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



A critical step in your Management System implementation is turning on the continuous improvement engine and making sustainable changes that drive performance. Effective and efficient program implementation is key to achieving this.

James Ullyott, Management System Practice Lead, SPAN

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

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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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

Assurance Specialist | Senior Consultant

Tom Lofthouse

Assurance Specialist | 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

Management System Practice Lead

James Ullyott

Management System Practice Lead

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.

Alex Eddington


Alex Eddington


Alex Eddington - Principal

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 program and supporting processes such as risk management, regulatory management, Health & Safety, Asset Integrity, Process Safety and Safety Culture to name a few. Alex is also a certified management system auditor and typically supports most SPAN projects as a technical expert and advisor.  

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