HSE Advisor

HSE Advisor

 Seeking contract/project based or full time in Alberta, BC, Saskatchewan

Adam Schekk

Safety Efficiency and Effectiveness
19 Woodacres Dr. SW | Calgary, Alberta T2W 4V7 | P: 403.650.4345 | 
E: adam.schekk@gmail.com

NCSO Safety Professional

Safety Leadership ∙ Training & Orientations ∙ Safety Compliance ∙ Hazard Assessments ∙ Investigations

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

  • 2 years' oil & gas industry safety experience in leadership, coordinator, and advisory roles.
  • 2 Years' civil earthworks safety experience in leadership, coordinator, and advisory roles.
  • Possesses NCSO; currently working towards CRSP / HSE certifications.
  • Optimizes company safety culture through vigilant leadership, crew training, and communication.
  • Superb ability to lead safety meetings, oversee training, ensure compliance, and assess any site hazards.
  • Excellent leadership, supervisory, and communication skills; ensures maximum safety on all project sites.
  • Experienced in optimizing safety performance and adherence of 30 - 140 workers.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Safety Management
  • Safety Documentation
  • Coaching/Mentoring
  • Behavior Observations
  • Logistics/Coordination
  • Training / Orientations
  • Planning/Scheduling
  • Field Work Inspections
  • Safety Statistical Input
  • Safety Drills / Plans
  • Optimizing Compliance
  • Accident Investigations
  • Safety Meetings Lead.
  • Emergency Response
  • Documentation/Reports
  • Hazard Assessments
  • PPE Safety Protocol
  • OH&S Regulations
  • Policy Improvements
  • MS Office / Software

CAREER OVERVIEW

  • Heavy Equipment Operator – Professional Excavators Ltd.│Calgary, AB │September 2015 – Present
    Operate and maintain heavy equipment in a safe and efficient manner
  • Earthworks Supervisor – DCR Inc | Calgary, AB | February 2015 – Present
    Optimized safety culture on site, oversaw investigations, and ensured cost effiencies for the project through effective leadership and planning
  • Safety Supervisor – Cordy Construction | Calgary, AB | September 2014 – Januray 2015
    Optimized safety program efficiencies, fascillitated safety meetings, mentored other safety professionals and collaborated with management to ensure the success of the program
  • Safety Advisor – Willbros | Kearl Lake, Fort McMurray, AB | June 2013 – September 2014
    Optimized construction/maintenance safety efficiency; completed investigation and led all training.
  • Safety Advisor (Turnaround) – Halisco Safety Services | Fort McMurray, AB | May 2013
    Maximized safety through vigilant reporting and corrective action; took a lead role in investigations.
  • Safety Advisor – OJ Industrial Maintenance | Firebag | Feb. 2013 – April 2013
    Conducted safety meetings, assessed hazards, performed inspections, and ensured full compliance.
  • Safety Manager – Kasco Construction Alta Ltd. | Calgary, AB | Oct. 2010 – Jan. 2013
    Mentored supervisors on safe work practices, performed investigations, inspections and reported successes and recommendations at monthly management meetings.

KEY TRAINING

  • First Aid/CPR-Level C
  • Hazard Assessments
  • Sentis "ZIP" Training
  • Microsoft Office
  • CSTS/RSTS/PST
  • OSSA Orientation
  • Basic Rigging Training
  • Effective Claims Management
  • Lead. Safety Excellence
  • WHMIS Train-Trainer
  • Fall Protection
  • Alcohol, Drugs and Safety
  • Confined Space
  • Alberta Legislation
  • BC Mine Supervisor
  • Gas Detection
  • Aboriginal Awareness for Supervisors
  • H2S Alive
  • Managing Worksite Investigations

EDUCATION

  • NCSO Certification (National Construction Safety Officer) – Certificate Attained in Alberta, Canada
  • Business Administration – General Management Diploma – Certificate Attained in Alberta, Canada
  • CHSE / Canadian Registered Safety Professional – Currently In-Progress

RECENT EXPERIENCE & ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Heavy Equipment Operator
Professional Excavators Ltd. – Calgary, AB
(September 2015 – Present)

  • Operate excavator with various attachments including rock processor, rock breaker, screening bucket
  • Inspected and maintained equipment and attachments at a pre-use minimum
  • Reported unsafe conditions with the equipment
  • Coordinated activities with other operators to maximize job efficiency and safety

 

Earthworks Supervisor 
DCR Inc - Calgary, AB 
(February 2015 – Present)

Key Accomplishments:

  • Maximized cost efficiency through proper planning, scheduling and quality of work
  • Mentored workers through coaching and feedback
  • Ensured a safety-first culture by coordinating and conducting informative and effective safety meetings.
  • Took a lead role in hazard assessments and safe work practices for process change and new equipment.
  • Established and maintained a strong safety culture through leadership.
  • Ensured company and all employees were in full compliance with the OH&S Act, regulations, and code.
  • Conducted vigilant worksite inspections and incident investigations

 

Safety Supervisor
Cordy Construction Inc. – Calgary, AB
(September 2014 – January 2015)

Key Accomplishments:

  • Maximized safety awareness / prevention with the successful implementation of a “Lesson's Learned” program.
  • Maintained Cordy Construction compliance registries with PICS, ComplyWorks and ISN
  • Assisted external auditor with the successful completion of COR Audit
  • Ensured that all Cordy safety policies, procedures, and regulations were understood by all personnel.
  • Took a lead role in developing tailored training programs.
  • Established and maintained a strong safety culture by ensuring training and orientations were optimized.
  • Ensured company and all employees were in full compliance with the OH&S Act, regulations, and code.
  • Maintained division stats and reported results to HSSE senior supervisor
  • Led or reviewed incident investigations to ensure quality and advised on corrective actions
  • Collaborated with management on the implementation of a new safety database program and then led training seminars to ensure efficiency of use.
  • Provided on-going safety support to supervision and other safety team members.

 

Safety Advisor (Construction / Maintenance) 
Willbros Canada – Fort McMurray, AB
Kearl Lake
(June 2013 – September 2014)
Willbros Canada is an industry leader in construction, maintenance, and fabrication projects serving the Canadian energy industry.

Key Accomplishments:

  • Led Kearl construction and maintenance crew to 15 consecutive months injury free-status
  • Established a new project safety startup benchmark for construction and maintenance scorecards and then maintained ranking in the top three.
  • Mentored and assisted work personnel and supervision through coaching, feedback, and continued training activities.
  • Optimized safety programs by implementing, reviewing and approving HSE-related field documentation.
  • Ensured a safety-first culture by coordinating and conducting informative and effective safety meetings.
  • Took a lead role in hazard assessments and safe work practice for process change and new equipment.
  • Ensured company and all employees were in full compliance with the OH&S Act, regulations, and code.