Crape Geomatics Safety Employee Manual by lso20334

VIEWS: 139 PAGES: 190

									                         be aware

        be safe

Crape Geomatics Safety & Employee Manual

                                          your safety
                                      is our business
Table of contents

 Safety Manual

   1.0 . . . . . . . . . Safe Work Program
   2.0 . . . . . . . . . Safety Program Administration
   3.0 . . . . . . . . . Hazard Identification
   4.0 . . . . . . . . . Training
   5.0 . . . . . . . . . “On The Job” Safety
   6.0 . . . . . . . . . Incident Investigation
   7.0 . . . . . . . . . Safety Rules
   8.0 . . . . . . . . . Safety Policies
   9.0 . . . . . . . . . Safety Procedures
  10.0 . . . . . . . . . Employee Commitment
  11.0 . . . . . . . . . Regional Emergency Contact Information
  12.0 . . . . . . . . . Emergency Floor Plan
  13.0 . . . . . . . . . Forms

 Employee Manual

   1.0 . . . . . . . . . Introduction
   2.0 . . . . . . . . . Office Information
   3.0 . . . . . . . . . General Policies
   4.0 . . . . . . . . . Drug & Alcohol Policy
   5.0 . . . . . . . . . Privacy Policy
   6.0 . . . . . . . . . Payroll
   7.0 . . . . . . . . . Benefits
   8.0 . . . . . . . . . Compensation
   9.0 . . . . . . . . . General Holidays & Related Pay
  10.0 . . . . . . . . . Hours of Work
  11.0 . . . . . . . . . Over Time & Related Pay
  12.0 . . . . . . . . . Vacations & Related Pay
  13.0 . . . . . . . . . Timesheets

                                               EMPLOYEE MANUAL
                              Safe Work Program

1.0 - Safe Work Program   Safe Work Program
  1.0 - Safe Work Program

1.1.0 - Safety Policy

Crape Geomatics Corporation is strongly committed to safe work
practices and considers safety a top priority on every survey project.
Crape Geomatics believes the health and safety of its employees,
contractors, subcontractors, clients, the communities in which it
conducts its business, and the well being of the environment, is critical to
the company’s success.

Accidents result from a variety of causes but can be prevented through
proper safety practices. Accordingly, it is imperative every employee of
Crape Geomatics develops a high level of safety awareness. All Crape
Geomatics employees are responsible for the development and
maintenance of the safe work program. Working as a team, we can
ensure a safe workplace.

It is Crape Geomatics’ policy to comply with all legislative requirements,
providing safety training and equipment to all employees and removing
and reducing hazardous conditions, wherever possible. All employees,
including management, supervisors, visitors, contractors, and
subcontractors, are responsible for taking work hazards seriously and
protecting themselves and each other from potential danger. They are
expected to follow management safety directives, government
regulations, corporate safety rules and procedures at all times.

               At Crape Geomatics, Safety is a shared responsibility.

Michael G. Crape, A.L.S.


                                                     SAFETY MANUAL
 1.0 - Safe Work Program

 1.2.0 - Petroleum Industry Guiding Principles for Worker Safety

 We, the members of the petroleum industry, have a responsibility to
 protect all workers engaged in its activities from personal injury and
 health hazards. To meet our responsibility we will operate under the
 following principles:

 1.3.0 - Responsibility

 The operating company, when acting as prime contractor, is responsible
 for coordination and general supervision of all activities at the work site,
 including activities carried out by contractors, sub-contractors, service
 companies and suppliers. While all parties have a responsibility to
 promote worker safety, the operating company recognizes its leadership
 role in promoting worker health and safety on the basis that it has the
 greatest power to influence work site situations. It is the responsibility of
 workers and employers to refuse to perform unsafe work practices.

 1.4.0 - Priority

 Activities will be conducted on the basis that safety of all personnel is of
 vital importance, whether those personnel are employed by an
 operating company, a contractor, a sub-contractor, a service company
 or a supplier.

 1.5.0 - Recognition

 The process of selecting contractors, sub-contractors, service
 companies and suppliers, and the administration of contracts will
 include recognition and support of good safety performance. Support
 and recognition based on good safety performance will also be provided
 by all employers to their employees.

1.0 - Safe Work Program

1.6.0 - Improvement

The operating company, in cooperation with service companies within
the industry, will promote methods and practices that have potential for
improving safety performance.

                                                  SAFETY MANUAL
                                                              Safety Program Administration

                                      Safety Program Administration
2.0 - Safety Program Administration
2.0 - Safety Program Administration

2.1.0 - Introduction

This section contains an overview of the company and employee
responsibilities of Crape Geomatics’ safe work program. All employees,
contractors, and sub-contractors must read this information to ensure
they understand how the program is run and how responsibilities for
safety are divided.

Safety is the responsibility of all employees and contractors of Crape
Geomatics Corporation.

2.2.0 - Company Responsibilities

Crape Geomatics leadership is responsible for:

    - Setting and following all company safety rules and procedures.
    - Meeting all safety requirements legislated by all levels of
    - Ensuring employees and contractors know and follow proper
      safe work and safety procedures.
    - Making resources, people, budgets, and materials available for
      this program.
    - Providing all employees with proper personal protective
    - Ensuring workers have appropriate safety and job related
    - Creating a safe and healthy workplace.
    - Ensuring every worker is aware of all hazards. To accomplish
      this, Crape Geomatics provides training in Standard First Aid
      (including CPR), WHIMS, H2S Alive, and chainsaw, ATV training,
      and any other areas deemed necessary.
    - Undertaking all accident and near miss investigations.
    - Ensuring all accidents and near misses are reported to the
      proper authorities.
    - Reporting the results of investigations to all workers and
      applying corrective measures, if required.
    - Review the safety program on a yearly basis to see if it meets
      Crapes’ and customer requirements.
                                                 SAFETY MANUAL
 2.0 - Safety Program Administration

 2.2.0 - Company Responsibilities (continued)

 2.2.1 - Hiring Procedures
 Only individuals who are properly equipped and physically fit for their
 jobs are hired by Crape Geomatics. Qualifications, resume, and personal
 references of potential new employees are checked. Once hired, new
 employees receive all necessary training before they are sent to the job
 site. All training is documented for future reference.

 2.2.2 - Jurisdictional Legislation
 Crape Geomatics makes every employee, contractor, and sub-
 contractor aware of the health and safety acts and regulations
 applicable to each area or project. Adequate copies of the federal and
 provincial regulations are readily available on ‘IKE’ or a written copy in
 the safety coordinators office.

 All government acts, regulations, laws and codes are followed.

 2.2.3 - Purchasing Standards for Safety Equipment
 Crape Geomatics supplies its employees with personal protective
 equipment, safety, and emergency survival equipment. The Canadian
 Standards Association (CSA), when applicable, approves any equipment
 or supplies purchased by Crape Geomatics Corporation.

 Crape Geomatics ensures no unsafe equipment or supplies is used on
 any work site. All regulatory requirements in this regard are adhered to.
 Monthly inventory is taken of supplies and equipment to ensure
 adequate quantities are available to employees.

2.0 - Safety Program Administration

2.3.0 - Employee Responsibility

All Crape Geomatics Employees are responsible for:

   - His or her own safety and the safety of fellow workers.
   - Ensuring all persons follow Crape Geomatics’ safe work
   - Having proper equipment and training at all times.
   - Conducting monthly inspections on personal protective
     equipment (PPE) to ensure it is in good condition (Form 222).
   - Having adequate clothing for all possible weather conditions
     and situations.
   - Ensuring vehicle and equipment are in good condition by
     scheduling monthly servicing.
   - Advising supervisors and co-workers of any medical conditions
     they have that may require special treatment or supplies (i.e.
     allergies, diabetes).
   - Complying with the Provincial Safety Regulations.
   - Understanding that minimum safety regulations are provincial
     law and contravention of these regulations could result in
     prosecution and loss of WCB coverage.
   - Identifying and reporting potential hazards and planning their
     work in a safe manner.
   - Identifying and reporting unsafe conditions and acts.
   - Reporting immediately to management any situation conflicting
     with this manual.
   - Reporting to management all accidents and near misses,
     regardless of cause or severity, as soon as possible. This must be
     reported within 72 hours for a WCB claim.

                                                 SAFETY MANUAL
 2.0 - Safety Program Administration

 2.3.0 - Employee Responsibility (continued)

 2.3.1- Employee Conduct
 The following behavioral standards must be complied with to maintain a
 safe work environment:

    - Firearms and/or other hunting equipment is NOT permitted
      during work hours.
    - Crape’s Drug and Alcohol Policy will be followed by all
      employees. Employees are expected to be alert and ready for
      each day.
    - Rowdiness, horseplay, fighting, or disruptive behavior is NOT
    - Radios or tape recorder headphones are NOT permitted. Their
      use could make the user unaware of potential dangers and
    - Familiarity with all aspects of the Personal Injury Prevention.
    - Use the correct tools and equipment for the job and use them
      as intended by the manufacturer.
    - Smoking is not permitted in company vehicles or office. It is
      also not encouraged on work sites, as it is a potential fire
      hazard. Smoke only in designated areas. Smokers are to
      respect nonsmokers by not smoking in non company vehicles
      and shared accommodations.
    - Shirts and full-length trousers must be worn in all fieldwork
      areas. T-shirts, sweat pants and muscle shirts or loose fitting
      clothing is not acceptable and not permitted.
    - Sleeping during company time is not encouraged, unless
      tiredness is cause for hazard. If feeling drowsy when driving
      back from site, pull over to the side of the road.

                                                      Hazard Identification

3.0 - Hazard Identification   Hazard Identification
3.0 - Hazard Identification and Control

3.1.0 - Introduction

The identification and control of hazards that may occur on work sites
are the cornerstone of Crape Geomatics’ safe work program. The
workplace is much safer and accidents are prevented when hazards are
identified and controlled.

3.2.0 - General Guidelines

3.2.1 - Hazard Identification
Hazards are potential danger that can cause injury to personnel or
damage to property. The ability to recognize hazards at the workplace
plays a very significant role in accident prevention. Many accidents have
occurred when a hazard was known to exist but nothing was done to
eliminate or reduce its existence.

The identification of hazards is as important as making sure corrective or
protective action is taken. It is everyone’s responsibility to prevent
accidents, whether the danger exists to yourself or others.

Safety signs, flagging, warning lights, and other safety devices are a safe
means of warning workers, contractors, and the public of hazards that
may be on site. Crape Geomatics personnel are responsible for properly
posting warning devices on the project site during survey. In particular,
Crape Geomatics must provide appropriate hazard warning devices
when working at or near the following sites:

    - Public or private roads
    - Railroad lines
    - Underground and overhead power lines
    - Rights-of-way
    - Pipelines

                                                    SAFETY MANUAL
 3.0 - Hazard Identification and Control

 3.2.2 - Hazard Assessment
 Hazard assessment is a major part of a company safety process.
 Workers, contractors, sub-contractors, supervisors, and management
 are all required to:

     - Identify hazards
     - Evaluate the degree of risk posed by each hazard and
     - Implement hazard controls to reduce the risk of each hazard to
       acceptable levels.

 The ability to identify hazards and evaluate the degree of risk posed by
 each hazard will assist in determining appropriate hazard controls.

 Acceptable levels of risk are determined by the following:

     - Legislation
     -. Company policies
     -. Contract obligations
     -. Industry standards
     -. Your company’s risk tolerance

 3.2.3 - Hazard Control
 Hazard Controls fall into three categories. The most effective hazard
 controls are #1 Engineering Controls, moderately effective hazard
 controls are #2 Administrative Controls, and the least effective hazard
 controls are #3 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Many situations
 require the implementation of more than one type of hazard control in
 order to reduce the risks to acceptable levels.

                            #1 Engineering Controls

                           #2 Administrative Controls

                        #3 Personal Protective Equipment

3.0 - Hazard Identification and Control

3.2.4 - Accident Prevention
An accident is an unfortunate event resulting from carelessness,
unawareness, ignorance, or a combination of causes that can translate
into injury, loss, or damage. Accidents are caused – they do not just
happen. Therefore, by removing the cause, the probability of the
accident happening is eliminated.

Hazard assessment and the development of safe work practices are the
best way to eliminate the cause of accidents. Working safely not only
reduces the chance of an accident, but also often increases efficiency.
Continuous upgrading of safety skills will increase safety awareness and
develop the use of safe work practices. Safe work practices include:

    - Being aware of and taking precautions against existing hazards.
    - Observing Crape Geomatics and site Safety Rules
    - Complying with the Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Act
    - Taking action when unsafe conditions are noticed.
    - Reporting all accidents and near misses.
    - Learning new procedures and staying informed.
    - Being able to locate and use emergency equipment.

                                                  SAFETY MANUAL
 3.0 - Hazard Identification and Control

 3.2.5 - Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
 All survey personnel must meet the following protective equipment
 requirements by wearing:

     - Hard hats where overhead hazards occur or when client
       specifications state otherwise. Orange or Red hats must be worn
       during chainsaw use. All hard hats must be CSA approved.
     - Work boots to ensure toe protection, ankle support and
       puncture resistant soles. Boots must be CSA-approved with no
       metal showing. This includes summer and winter footwear.
     - Hearing protection in all work areas where noise levels present
       possible damage to hearing.
     - Safety surveyors vest or reflective fire retardant coveralls are to
       be worn at all times. This ensures that employees are visible and
       distinguishable when exposed to traffic hazards.
     - Eye protection is to be worn at all times. All safety glasses and
       prescription glasses must have safety lenses with side covers and
       the CSA approval on the lens and / or frame.
     - Gloves where there is any danger of sustaining hand injuries.
     - Clothing that is not torn, contaminated with combustibles or
       toxins, or excessively loose fitting. Shorts and T-shirts or sweat
       pants are not acceptable. Clothing must be compatible with
       extreme conditions for the season.
     - H2S Detectors, which must be carried when you are at any risk
       of encountering H2S gas.

 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is normally used in conjunction with
 engineering controls and administrative controls. PPE is the workers last
 line of defense and should not be used as the sole means of hazard

3.0 - Hazard Identification and Control

3.3.0 - Vehicles and Power Equipment

3.3.1 - Vehicle Safety
Operating a vehicle safely requires good defensive driving techniques
and a well-maintained vehicle. Defensive driving includes:

    - Being prepared for mistakes made by other users of the road.
    - Obeying the laws of the road.
    - Driving within recognized speed limits.
    - Driving at lower speeds when weather or road conditions
      warrant caution.
    - Being courteous to other users of the road.
    - Staying alert and pulling off the road when feeling drowsy.
    - Walking around the vehicle to make sure way is clear, load is
      secure, and visually inspected, before operating.
    - Slowing down and making sure all vehicles at an intersection
      have stopped before proceeding. Do not rely on vehicles to stop
      at red lights.
    - Ensure all diesel powered vehicles have a “positive air shut-off
      valve” (PASV). If the vehicle is not equipped with a PASV, do not
      use on “live” work sites.

Regular maintenance and monthly inspections of your vehicle will
reduce emergency breakdowns on the road. Even if your vehicle is in top
condition, situations beyond your control can develop. Under these
circumstances, preparation and defense are the best solutions.

                                                  SAFETY MANUAL
 3.0 - Hazard Identification and Control

 3.3.2 - Emergency Conditions and Supplies
 Before leaving for the work site, let the office know where you are going,
 when you will return, and what route you will take. A call-in system is
 appropriate for travel in remote areas.

 If you do not contact your supervisor by a predetermined time, the police
 will be contacted and given the details of your planned trip. Do not
 depend on a cellular telephone as they do not provide complete
 coverage, and you many not be able to call for help in an emergency.

 Prepare for the possibility that you could be waiting for help in a stalled
 or otherwise immobilized vehicle. In preparation for any emergency,
 your vehicle should always be supplied with the following equipment:

 Responsibility of Vehicle Owner:

     - Jack, spare tire, and tire chains
     - Electrical tape
     - Shovel, axe, jumper cables
     - Tow rope (no metal ends)
     - Tool kit
     - Ice scraper, spare windshield wiper fluid
     - Flashlight
     - Extra fuel containers

 Responsibility of Crape Geomatics:

     - Flare/reflectors, traffic cones
     - Warning signs
     - Fire extinguisher
     - Emergency survival kit
     - First aid kit

3.0 - Hazard Identification and Control

3.3.2- Emergency Conditions and Supplies (continued)
An emergency survival kit provides warmth and fire, the greatest
comforts in survival, and should contain:

   1 - 1L plastic water bottle
   2 - Fire starter sticks
   1 - Signal mirror
   1 - Emergency Shelter
   1 – Safety pin
   2 – Instant cup a soup
   3 – Tea bags
   1 – Tinfoil pan
   1 – Power bar
   1 – 25’ orange trail marking tape
   1 – Knife c/w scissors and file
   1 – Compass
   1 – 25’ fishing line
   2 – Fishing hooks
   2 – Split shot fishing weights
   1 - 36” x 2” role of Duct Tape
   4 – 1” x 3” adhesive bandage
   1 – Hand cleaner towelette
   1- pack waterproof paper
   1 – Pencil
   1 – Candle
   1 – Waterproof Matches
   1- 25’ nylon parachute cord
   1- Emergency blanket
   1 – Water purification tablet

                                             SAFETY MANUAL
 3.0 - Hazard Identification and Control

 3.3.2 - Emergency Conditions and Supplies (continued)
 The first aid kit must be purchased from a safety distributor, rather than
 making up your own, as it will be adequately packaged and contain the
 necessary first aid items and instructions. A #2 first aid kit is required.

 Additional items that should be considered for your first aid kit are:

     - Eye gauze (2)
     - Aspirin tablets
     - Antihistamine tablets (insect bites, colds)
     - Spare eyeglasses
     - Antacid tablets
     - Personal prescription medication

 If you are stranded, it is important to stay warm, dry and aware that you
 will be rescued. Stay within or near your vehicle, as it is the first means of
 protection you may have and is visible to rescuers. Blocked roads and
 highways are always cleared or checked by the authorities during or
 after storms.

 Run the vehicle heater periodically to keep the car warm, but ensure the
 tail pipe is clear of snow to prevent the buildup of carbon monoxide.
 Open a downwind to provide ventilation. Ensure one person in the
 vehicle stays awake to check the condition of the others. If you run out of
 gas, use the extra clothing or blankets and huddle together to keep
 warm. A lit candle will provide a certain amount of warmth, while spare
 blankets over and under you will also help.

 Traveling unprepared can be fatal. Fill the fuel tank at every opportunity,
 carry spare fuel into remote areas, ensure the exhaust system is not
 leaking, all fluid levels are up (battery, oil, coolant), and check lights
 periodically. If spare fuel is carried, ensure it is in a CSA approved
 container and stowed in a secure manner. It must be labeled to meet
 WHIMIS standards.

3.0 - Hazard Identification and Control

3.3.3 - Vehicle Safety - ATV
All terrain vehicles are a useful tool for the land surveyor and should
always be used with safety in mind. The operator is responsible for
studying the vehicle manufacturer’s manuals and becoming familiar
with the special techniques of riding an ATV before using it in a
workplace situation. Training courses must be taken before personnel
are allowed to operate an ATV.

For the purpose of this program, ATV includes quads, snowmobiles, and
multi wheel or tracked vehicles (for the purpose of crossing muskeg or
wet terrain).

ATV Operator Checklist:

    - Know your owner’s manual and ATV.
    - Ensure monthly inspections and regular maintenance by a
      certified mechanic.
    - Always wear a helmet with safety goggles or face shield
    - Ride off road only, never on public roads.
    - Carry passengers only if the vehicle is designed specifically for
      more than one person.
    - Preserve the environment.
    - Always ride in pairs.
    - Do not operate an ATV while under the influence of drugs or
    - Be aware of others that may be around you.
    - Respect riding area rules and landowner requests.
    - Always ride at an acceptable and safe rate of speed.
    - Always ride within your skills.
    - Undertake a full briefing before departure with all personnel to
      provide as much information and planning in case an
      emergency occurs and survival tactics have to be used.
    - Be aware that ATV’s can cause fires in dry conditions.

                                                  SAFETY MANUAL
 3.0 - Hazard Identification and Control

 3.3.3 - Vehicle Safety – ATV (continued)
 The following must always be carried on an ATV:

     - Emergency survival kit
     - First aid kit Type P
     - Hand held radio
     - Fire extinguisher
     - Hand held GPS receiver

 While riding an ATV in the winter, you must dress appropriately.
 Problems may arise and you may be outside longer than you expect, so
 please take the appropriate safety measures. The following safety rules
 should be observed when refueling an ATV:

     - Do not fuel machines indoors.
     - Open flame, spark producing devices, or smoking is not allowed
       in the refueling area.
     - Stop and cool the engine before refueling.
     - Reserve supplies of fuel are carried in CSA approved containers,
       when required.

 Many drownings have occurred due to ATVs breaking through ice.
 Operators must be aware of the following when traveling on ice:

     - ATV and operators total weight is more than 500 pounds. Ice
       thickness must be at least 0.15m. Physically check ice
       periodically to ensure the conditions have not changed.
     - Steering is more difficult, be alert and reduce your speed.
     - Be aware of currents or streams.
     - Fog may indicate open water.
     - Glare from sun off ice and snow will obscure dangerous areas
       or obstacles; therefore, anti-glare glass should be worn.
     - Flag hazardous areas to warn others.
     - Always be aware of fences, tree stumps, and other obstacles.

 Above all, please respect the land and the people you encounter.
 Remember, when working, you are representing Crape Geomatics

3.0 - Hazard Identification and Control

3.3.4 - Quad Loading Procedure
    1. Wear all PPE – helmet, gloves, etc.

    2. Park the truck on flat ground and in a low traffic area.

    3. Make sure the truck deck is clear of mud, snow, lath, gear
       and straps.

    4. Check the condition and pressure of the quad tires.

    5. Attach the ramps in correct position:
        a. Smooth side together for quads, smooth side out
           for ski-doos.

        b. Lock or tie the ramps onto the side rail.

    6. Drive the quad onto the
         a. Keep 4x4 engaged.

        b. Use first gear.

       c. Drive up ramps slowly
      and under control.

        d. Maintain correct body position:
            i. Both feet on footrests.

            ii. Keep body upright and weight forward to prevent

            iii. Be ready to jump off if quad tips.

    7. Both crew members should always be on hand.

    8. Once the second quad is loaded slide quads together for a
       tight fit.

                                                      SAFETY MANUAL
 3.0 - Hazard Identification and Control

 When loading a single quad from the rear of the truck with tailgate
 ramps, bundles of lath can be placed on the tailgate to lessen the drop
 off between the deck and the tailgate. It is also a good idea to run a tie
 strap from the ramp to the hitch to prevent the ramp from bouncing.

 When loading quads onto a trailer, always use the ramps provided by the
 manufacturer. Make sure that the trailer is kept hitched to prevent the
 front end of the trailer from flipping up while loading and unloading
 quads. Remember that trailers require regular maintenance. Ensure all
 electrical systems are working and wheel bearings should be serviced
 every six months.

 3.3.5 - Quad Strapping Procedure
 Strapping methods are up to individual preferences, however a few
 guidelines should be kept in mind:

     1. Strap so that pressure forces the quads towards the
        headache rack.

     2. The front and rear of the quads must be strapped down.

     3. Ratcheting straps are recommended,
        they are less prone to loosening.

     4. All straps should be connected to
        the side rails.

     5. Quads should be kept in neutral.

     6. Check your load periodically for any
        loose straps or
        movement of the quads.

     7. Lock quads securely to truck to prevent theft.

3.0 - Hazard Identification and Control

3.3.6 - Quad Unloading Procedure
    1. Wear all PPE – helmet, gloves etc.

    2. Park the truck on flat ground and in a low traffic area.

    3. Make sure the truck deck is clear of mud, snow, lath, gear
       and straps.

    4. Check the condition and pressure of the quad tires.

    5. Attach the ramps in correct position.
        a. Smooth side together for quads, smooth side out for

        b. Lock or tie the ramps onto the side rail in front of quad.

    6. Let the quad warm-up thoroughly so it does not stall while

    7. If possible drive the quad forward off the truck by removing
       the quad catcher and attaching the ramps to the side rail.

    8. Drive slowly off the truck to keep the ramps from bouncing
       off the side rails when the quad drives over the hitching
       points of the ramps.

    9. Keep Weight:
        a. Back as far as possible if
           going forward.

        b. Stand and put weight as
           far forward as possible if
           unloading backwards.

                                                   SAFETY MANUAL
 3.0 - Hazard Identification and Control

 3.3.7- Chainsaw Safety
 A chainsaw is designed to cut wood and can be dangerous. Careless of
 improper use can cause serious or even fatal injury. Only trained and
 qualified Crape Geomatics employees and contractors are allowed to
 use chain saws. Before each use, the operator must ensure the

    - Chain brake is operating properly and undamaged.
    - Right-hand guard is checked for damage.
    - Chain catcher is in place and undamaged.
    - Throttle lockout and ignition switch are operating properly and
    - Anti-vibration components are in place and undamaged.
    - Muffler is in place and undamaged.
    - All handles are clean and free from oil.
    - Entire saw is inspected for loose fasteners, damage or missing

 The following additional equipment must be carried when operating a

    - First aid kit.
    - Fire extinguisher.
    - Whistle or Air horn.
    - Handheld radio.
    - Axe and nonmetallic wedge.
    - Chainsaw wrench and chain file
    - Hardhat (orange)
    - Earmuff hearing protection
    - Full face shield
    - Cutting gloves
    - Saw pants

3.0 - Hazard Identification and Control

3.3.7 - Chainsaw Safety (continued)
An operator must always be aware of the many dangers involved with
the operation of a chainsaw. The most common danger is kickback.
Kickback is the sudden, rearward motion of the saw that can occur if the
kickback zone of the bar touches an object. Kickback occurs when the
chain takes too big a bite at the nose of the saw (Kickback Zone). To
avoid kickback, the operator must:

    - Be alert.
    - Use a firm and proper grip.
    - Avoid unsafe and off-balance working positions.
    - Cut at a high speed.
    - Keep work piece secure.
    - Make sure working area is free of obstructions.
    - Do not use the kickback danger zone of the bar.

3.4.0 - Gate Safety

Open leaver latch gate:

    - Wear gloves.
    - Stand clear of the path of the latch.
    - Relieve pressure on the gate.
    - Open latch slowly keeping control so it does not open suddenly.
    - Open gate.

Close leaver latch gate:

    - Wear gloves.
    - Put the gate in the bottom wire latch with the wire latch as
      high up as possible.
    - Apply latch on post.
    - Pry gate closed.

                                                  SAFETY MANUAL
 3.0 - Hazard Identification and Control

 3.4.0 - Gate Safety (continued)

 Open rope latch gate:

     - Wear gloves.
     - Untie the rope. (Take notice of how the gate is tied up)
     - Relieve pressure on the gate and unravel the rope.
     - Open gate.

 Close rope latch gate:

     - Wear gloves.
     - Put the gate in the bottom wire latch with the wire latch as
       high up as possible.
     - Use rope to tighten the gate.
     - Tie rope.

 Open wire latch gate:

     - Wear gloves.
     - Put hand on post and use your full body weight to relieve
       pressure on the wire latch. If the latch is still too tight, put your
       shoulder on the post and with both hands on the brace post
       pull until pressure is relieved.
     - Open gate.

 Close wire latch gate:

     - Wear gloves.
     - Put the gate in the bottom wire latch, with the wire latch as
       high up as possible.
     - Put hand on post and use your full body weight to close the
       latch, if the gate is too tight to close use shoulder.

               NOTE: Always leave the gate the same way you found it.

3.0 - Hazard Identification and Control

3.5.0 - Water Safety

3.5.1 - Ice safety on Frozen Bodies of Water
All employees must test ice thickness before working on any frozen body
of water. NEVER assume the ice is thick enough to support your weight
or that of your vehicle. Knowledge may very well save your life, so it is
crucial you understand ice safety facts. Clear blue ice is the strongest.
White opaque ice is the least dense – weaker than clear blue. Grey ice
indicates the presence of water from thawing and is unsafe as a load-
bearing surface. Ice thickness is determined by the full thickness of clear
blue ice plus half the thickness of white continuously frozen ice.

Starting at the shoreline, cut test holes. Using an axe or auger, make test
holes at intervals and measure ice thickness as you proceed. Always use
your best judgment, and refer to the following guide to determine
whether it is safe to continue.

            Ice Thickness                 Ice Load

             2.0    inches            one person on foot
             3.0    inches            a group in single file
             7.5    inches            2.0 tonne (car)
             8.0    inches            2.5 tonne (light truck)
             10.0   inches            3.5 tonne (truck)
             12.0   inches            7.0 tonne (heavy truck)

                                                     SAFETY MANUAL
 3.0 - Hazard Identification and Control

 3.6.0 - General Hazard Identification

 3.6.1 - Working Around Production Facilities
 When you are required to work around or in production facilities, such as
 oil or gas plants, there are a number of safety precautions you must
 understand. It is most important to know what type of plant you are
 working at. Different types of plants can have different hazards that can
 be in the form of poisonous gases or corrosive chemicals.

 The following hazard safety precautions, associated with these facilities,
 are mandatory:

     - Always check in and out with the Plant Manager or Senior
       Operator to review the job at hand to ensure safety
       requirements are met and understood.
     - Ensure all Crape Geomatics employees, contractors, or
       subcontractors understand the work permit system associated
       with that facility.
     - Know and understand what response is expected in emergency
       conditions (i.e., designated safe area, restricted areas).
     - Obey all speed limits and non-smoking rules.
     - Always wear proper personal protective equipment.

 Some plants contain hazardous chemicals that may be toxic. It is
 important to know what personal protective equipment is required and
 what to do should a leak or spill occur.

 When working in isolated areas where
 well sites are located, always be extra
 careful. Never operate equipment in
 these locations, as it could produce a
 source of ignition for leaking equipment.
 Be aware of sour gas at all facilities and

 Also being aware of possible hazards
 associated with production facilities will
 help to avoid an accident or incident.
3.0 - Hazard Identification and Control

3.7.0 - Overhead Power Lines

Great care must be taken when working near electrical power lines.
Stadia rods must be used at a safe distance from power lines. Always use
indirect methods to obtain heights of power lines. All equipment and
personnel must not approach power lines from an direction closer than
the limits below.

        Approach Limit Voltage             Feet                Metres

            0 – 750 V                      1.0                    0.3
           Above 750 V                     3.0                    1.0
            0 – 40 kV                      10.0                   3.0
           69 kV, 72 kV                    11.5                   3.5
          138 kV, 144 kV                   13.0                   4.0
          230 kV, 240 kV                   16.5                   5.0
             500 kV                        23.0                   7.0

Note:    Conductors must be insulated or covered throughout their entire length to
         comply with these groups. Conductors must also be manufactured to rated and
         tested insulation levels.

3.7.1 - Underground Facilities
On work sties, Crape Geomatics surveyors carefully mark underground
power lines, pipelines, tanks, and other structures that could create
electrical or other hazards if struck by equipment.

3.7.2 - Trenching and Excavating
Any dug out access must be properly supported to prevent the wall from
caving in while workers are in them. A trench deeper than 1.5m must
have its banks cut back before a worker may work closer than its depth.
Current trenching and excavating procedures can be found in
Occupational Health and Safety Regulations (Part 10).

                                                            SAFETY MANUAL
 3.0 - Hazard Identification and Control

 3.8.0 - H2S Safety Regulations

 Hydrogen Sulphide Gas is one of the most deadly occupational hazards
 in Alberta. It goes by many names: H2S, Sour Gas, and Sulfuretted
 Hydrogen. Workers in the oil and gas industry must be aware of its
 deadly properties. Sewer maintenance crews, blasters, and miners have
 learned to respect this gas.

 3.8.1 - Properties of H2S Gas:

    - Colorless.
    - Very offensive odor, commonly referred to as the odor
      of rotten eggs.
    - Vapor density = 1.19 and in higher concentrations
      near the ground.
    - Explosive limits are 4.3 to 46.0 per cent by volume in air.
    - Auto ignition temperature is 260oC.
    - Forms explosive mixture with air or oxygen.

 3.8.2 - H2S Rescue Procedures
 Hydrogen Sulfide can be render a person unconscious in a matter of
 seconds. In an H2S rich environment, one must carefully follow these
 rescue procedures:

    - Get out of the area.
    - Sound an alarm.
    - Don breathing apparatus.
    - Rescue victim (s).
    - Revive victim (s).
    - Get medical aid.

3.0 - Hazard Identification and Control

3.8.3 - Effects of H2S

    1ppm*         can be smelled
    10ppm         occupational exposure limit (OEL), allowable for eight
                  hours of exposure.
    20ppm         ceiling OEL, at this level of concentration, workers
                  must wear appropriate breathing apparatus.
    100ppm        loss of sense of smell in two to 15 minutes, may burn
                  throat, cause headache and nausea.
    200ppm        sense of smell lost rapidly; burns eyes and throat.
    500ppm        loss of reasoning and balance, respiratory
                  disturbances in two to 15 minutes; prompt
                  resuscitation needed.
    700ppm        immediate unconsciousness causes seizures, loses
                  control of bowel and bladder, breathing will stop,
                  and death will result if not rescued promptly;
                  immediate resuscitation needed.
    1000ppm       causes immediate unconsciousness; death or
                  permanent brain damage may result, unless rescued

       *ppm – Parts of gas per million parts of air by volume; 1% = 10, 000 ppm

Hydrogen Sulfide is commonly found throughout Canada, but it is more
prevalent and highly concentrated in Alberta than any other province.
The major source is the petroleum industry. Accordingly, Crape
Geomatics has instituted a policy that each of our Survey Crew Members
must pass – the H2S Alive course.

H2S Alive is a course provided by the Petroleum Industry Training Service
that instructs workers how to recognize a potential H2S situation, how to
react when in a potentially dangerous situation, and how to engage
proper H2S rescue procedures to keep casualties to a minimum.

                                                             SAFETY MANUAL
9.0 - Safety Procedures

9.1.0 - Emergency Procedures

9.1.1 - Fire in the office
    - Put your safety and that of others first.
    - Shout fire to alert others in the immediate area.
    - Use the nearest fire alarm pull, located in the elevator corridor.
    - Size up the fire. If there is doubt as to whether it can be
      controlled with available staff and equipment, evacuate the
      area immediately and meet at assigned meeting point.
    - Attempt to extinguish the fire only if you are trained and you
      are not in immediate danger.
    - When the fire alarm sounds, all personal must:

        1. Evacuate the area via the closest fire exit. (Elevator corridor
           via stairs). Meet in the designated meeting point
           and advise your supervisor you are present.

        2. Do not go back into the building until you are given
           the okay from your supervisor.

9.1.2 - Fire in the Field
    - Put your safety and that of others first.
    - Shout fire to alert others in the immediate area.
    - Size up the fire. If there is doubt as to whether it can be
      controlled with available staff and equipment, evacuate the
      area immediately; leave equipment.
    - Call 911 to notify the fire department.
    - Attempt to extinguish the fire only if you are trained and you
      are not in immediate danger.

                                                    SAFETY MANUAL
 3.0 - Hazard Identification and Control

 3.9.0 - Environmental Hazards

 3.9.1 -Electrical Storms
 When an electrical storm approaches,
 remove yourself from construction
 equipment until the storm has passed;
 mobile equipment is grounded and
 can attract lightning. Before leaving
 the equipment, remember to first shut
 it down. Look for shelter in a building
 or a car. If there is not one near by, and
 the storm is moving too quickly for
 you to avoid it, move away from
 equipment and trees, drop to your
 knees, bend forward, and place your
 hands on your knees. Do not lay flat
 on the ground.

 3.9.2 - Wind Chill Factor
 Wind chill refers to the combined chilling effect of wind and
 temperature on humans. A wind chill factor can result from even a
 15 km/hr wind. In essence, the wind chill factor combines the effects of
 the speed of the wind and air temperature into a number that indicates
 the danger of exposure. (For example, a temperature of 5oC plus a 15
 km/hr wind lowers the temperature below freezing.)

 It is important to note that 60% of body heat is lost through radiation
 from head, hands and feet. As the air temperature drops, loss of heat
 through radiation increases. Wind chills effect is the same on a calm day
 with a snowmobile or ATV moving at a rate of speed.

 3.9.3 - Frostbite
 Frostbite is defined as the freezing or the local effect of a partial freezing
 of some part of the body. In the survey industry, with long hours worked
 in the cold, frostbite is a very real concern.

3.0 - Hazard Identification and Control

3.9.3- Frostbite (continued)
Frostbite can be superficial or deep. Superficial frostbite usually affects
fingers, toes, ears, and face. Deep frostbite is more severe, usually
affecting an entire foot or hand. Should frostbite occur, or you think
frostbite may have occurred, here are things you should know: A part of
the body with frostbite may have these symptoms:

    - White, yellow – white, or mottled blue color to the skin.
    - Cold, hard, and non-responsive to pressure.

Frostbite can lead to tissue damage that, in turn can cause:

    - Vascular changes leading to gangrene.
    - Mechanical damage to cells by ice.
    - Dehydration of cells.
    - Denaturation of proteins.
    - Intra, extra cellular biochemical changes.

Medical Treatment:

    - Thaw with own body heat (do not rub).
    - For deep frostbite, do not thaw, get victim to medical attention.
      If you must thaw frozen part, thaw in warm water, 38oC – 42oC
      (100oF - 108oF), for 20 minutes.
    - Treat pain with sedatives and analgesics.
    - Keep extremities on sterile sheets under cradles.
    - Do not break blisters.
    - Do not use dressings or ointments.

3.9.4 - Hypothermia
The term “hypothermia” refers to a condition in which the body’s core
temperature falls below its normal 37oC (98.6oF). Sometimes called
exposure, it usually develops in one of two ways:

    - Acute hypothermia occurs when an individual falls into cold
      water, subsequently losing body heat very quickly.
    - Sub-acute hypothermia develops over a period of several
      hours, often involving a person working in a wet, windy
                                                    SAFETY MANUAL
 3.0 - Hazard Identification and Control

 3.9.4- Hypothermia (continued)
 In both cases, the lowering of temperature effects vital body systems, and
 a person becomes progressively less able to function. The first noticeable
 effect is observed as shivering, which is an attempt by the body to
 generate more heat. As hypothermia progresses, shivering becomes
 violent, spasmodic, and then stops altogether.

 Individuals affected by hypothermia are often unaware of their problem
 and may resist help. Nonetheless, treatment for hypothermia should be
 provided as follows:

     - If necessary, administer artificial respiration but NOT heart
       massage, as this may cause heart failure.
     - Move the victim out of the cold and into a warm room or shelter.
       Move gently; rough handling may also cause the heart to fail.
     - Remove wet clothing and very gently towel person dry (if
     - Warm the person by applying hot water bottles or towels soaked
       in hot water to the neck, armpits, and inside thighs. If these
       methods are not possible, one or two persons can lie in close
       contact with the person to warm him or her.
     - Keep the person awake until the medic has examined him or her.
     - Give sweets to eat, as they are turned into energy quickly.

 These are many misconceptions about ways to treat hypothermia victim;
 here are the facts:

     - DO NOT give alcohol or hot liquids to drink. (Hot liquids should
       be given only after the person is totally re-warmed).
     - DO NOT immerse the victim in a hot bath. Only a medic or
       doctor should administer this treatment.
     - DO NOT massage the person to warm him or her.
     - DO NOT cover the victim, unless the victim is simultaneously
       being warmed underneath the wrap.
     - DO NOT allow victim to move about, walk, exercise, or struggle.

3.0 - Hazard Identification and Control

3.9.5 - Heat stroke
                                  o      o
   - Temperatures as high as 44 C (112 F).
   - Not due to dehydration but to the body’s heat regulatory
     mechanics and circulation.
   - Happens often to people in poor physical condition.


   - Skin is hot and dry.
   - Noisy breathing.
   - Onset is sudden, preceded by dizziness, nausea, and vomiting.


   - Remove victims clothing and cool body with cool, not cold, water.
   - Get victim to medical aid.

3.9.6 - Heat Exhaustion

   - Dehydration and exertion in hot temperatures.


   - Weakness, dizziness, headache, fainting, may occur.
   - Cold, clammy skin, weak or rapid pulse, excessive sweating.
   - Body temperature may be normal or subnormal.


   - Place victim in a cool place, elevate feet, loosen tight clothing at
     neck and waist, and remove excessive clothing.
   - Give victim slightly salted water, as much as the victim will take.

                                                   SAFETY MANUAL
 3.0 - Hazard Identification and Control

 3.9.7 - Heat Cramps

     - Excessive sweating
     - Muscle cramps in limbs and abdomen, preceded by muscle
       twitching and nausea.


     - Place victim in a cool place.
     - Give victim cool water or sports drink.
     - Stretch muscle and massage area.
     - Too much water can aggravate cramps.
     - Get victim to medical aid.

 3.9.8 - Wildlife
 Be cautious when there is a possibility of encountering bears, moose,
 and other wildlife. Most animals will run at the sight of humans but may
 become unpredictable if they feel threatened, hungry, or scared. To
 avoid run-ins with wildlife, always:

     - Be aware of droppings, tracks, or other signs that you maybe in
       an animal’s territory.
     - Carry bears bangers and bear repellant.

 3.9.9 - Bear Spray (as per manufacturer “Bear Pause”)
 Instructions For Use:

     - Remove “Bear Pause” from holster.
     - To arm, remove orange safety clip.
     - Press actuator tab when attacker is within range (25 feet
       maximum range).
     - Replace orange safety clip to disarm can.

 It is recommended that you test fire a short burst of bear pause so you
 are familiar with the range and blast pattern. When testing, be sure to
 keep any wind to your back and do not spray in the direction of other
 people or pets.
3.0 - Hazard Identification and Control

3.9.9 - Bear Spray (continued)
In case of accidental exposure or discharge, remove and dispose of
contact lenses, flush eyes with water for 15 minutes. Remove
contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Wash affected skin with
mild soap and water. Discomfort may last 20 to 45 minutes. Bear pause
does not cause permanent injury to eyes or skin. If pain or difficulty
breathing persists, seek medical assistance.

   - Replace after three years from date of purchase.
   - Do not store in direct sunlight or in vehicles where temperatures
     can exceed 48oC.
   - Bear pause is formulated for use under extreme weather
     conditions and does not freeze at subzero temperatures.
   - Bear pause has an effective range of less than 7.5m under
     normal conditions.
   - Always store in an airtight container when traveling.
   - When traveling by helicopter ALWAYS store bear spray in the
     storage unit.
   - Make noise at regular intervals.
   - Be aware at all times.
   - Start ATV and allow running for a period of time to give wildlife
     a chance to leave the area.

                                                 SAFETY MANUAL
 3.0 - Hazard Identification and Control

 3.9.10 - Insects, Rodents, and Snakes
 Take precautions against them. In warmer months, the following should
 be observed:

    - Wear clothing that is tight fitting at the neck, waist, wrist, and
      ankles prevent insects
    - Wear insect repellant.
    - Lyme Tick disease is a serious virus that can lead to death.
      To prevent this disease, wear clothing that is tight fitting when
      walking or working in tall grass, and brush clothing off at
      regular intervals.
    - Wear high cut boots to prevent against snake bites.
    - Snakes hide in cool places during hot days. Be aware and do
      not put hands in dark holes without taking precautions.
    - Be aware of deer mice droppings, and wear gloves when
      handling soil and debris around mouse droppings.

 3.9.11 - Hunting Season
 Hunting season can be dangerous for anyone working in wilderness
 areas. During hunting season, take the following precautions:

    - Wear bright colored clothing (especially orange).
    - If you see a hunting camp, advise hunters of your work location
      so they can avoid you.
    - Make noise at regular intervals to warn hunters you are there.

3.0 - Hazard Identification and Control

3.10.0 - Personal Injury Prevention

Research shows that for every dollar spent on Workers’ Compensation
costs, at least six dollars are lost on hidden, often unrecorded costs,

    - Property and equipment damage.
    - Downtime, production delays.
    - Missed deadlines.
    - Training replacements workers.
    - Overtime costs, investigation time.
    - Reduced employee morale.

Proper injury prevention procedures are a very important part of a
company’s health and safety program.

3.10.1 - Back Injury Prevention
An estimated 9 out of 10 people suffer from back problems. In Alberta,
30 per cent of all WCB claims are back related, so proper back
maintenance is extremely important for the prevention of back injuries.
Here are some steps to ensure your back stays in good shape:

    - Warm up before strenuous work.
    - Keep physically fit.
    - When lifting avoid:
        1. Sudden jerking movements.
        2. Awkward positioning of feet.
    - Avoid muscle fatigue (take time out to rest).
    - Try to keep good posture at all times.
    - Do not jump down from heights with loads.

                                                      SAFETY MANUAL
 3.0 - Hazard Identification and Control

 3.10.2 - Eye Injury Prevention
 With the increasing use of computers in the industry, eye injuries have
 gone up and are a major concern. Here are ways to protect your eyes
 when both in the field and office:

     - Always wear appropriate eyewear when in an environment that
       could danger the eyes.
     - Avoid rubbing eyes if you get dust particles in them.
     - Look away from unusually bright objects or reflectors.
     - Avoid glare on a computer screen.
     - Wear sunglasses on bright days, especially in the winter
       (sunglasses MUST have UV protection rating).
     - Take frequent micro breaks from looking at the screen to rest
       your eyes.

 3.10.3 - Ear Injury Prevention
 Occupational noise is the most common on-the-job health hazard. The
 hazard is not always obvious at the time, but years down the road, you
 may have a problem hearing normal conversation. You are affected by
 noise depending on:

     - Loudness, pitch.
     - Length of exposure.
     - Length of time between exposures.
     - Previous ear trouble.

 As sound level increases, so does the maximum time an unprotected
 worker may be exposed to the noise decreases. At 85 dB (decibels), the
 limit is 8 hours per day, while at 100 dB, the limit is one hour per day.
 Here are a couple of devices to protect your hearing:

     - Ear plugs (these are very effective but must be carefully fitted
       and periodically checked).
     - Earmuffs protect all parts of the ear, offer the widest range of
       sound protection, and do not require frequent adjustment.

3.0 - Hazard Identification and Control

3.11.0 - Office Safety

A clean and organized workplace helps to prevent accidents and
increases work efficiency. Each person must ensure the following
standards are maintained at their particular area and in the office:

   - Keep all premises of the company clean and in an orderly
   - Clean up all spills and dripping hazards when seen.
   - Return tools and material to their normal place of storage when
     not in use.
   - Ensure doors and hallways are kept clear.
   - Properly store all equipment and materials in a neat and orderly
   - Deposit all trash in proper containers.
   - Retract all knife blades when not in use; knives and scissors
     must be properly stored.
   - Be familiar with the location of fire extinguishers in the
   - Know proper escape route in case of emergency.
   - Be familiar with WHMIS labels and their use in the workplace.
     Employees will have access to MSDS.
   - Ensure electrical outlets and cords are not overloaded.
   - Follow eye, ear, and back safety precautions.

3.11.1 - Preventing Slips and Falls
The easiest way to avoid slips and falls is to pay attention to your
surroundings and to avoid running or rushing. To ensure Safety for
others in the office, follow these guidelines:

   - Arrange office furnishings in a manner that provides
     unobstructed areas for movement.
   - Keep stairs, steps, flooring and carpeting well maintained.
   - Ensure glass doors have some type of marketing to keep people
     from walking into the doors.
   - Do not place wastebaskets or other objects in walkways.

                                                SAFETY MANUAL
 3.0 - Hazard Identification and Control

 3.11.2 - Preventing Muscle Fatigue
 To reduce and prevent muscle fatigue, it is important to take mini-
 breaks (not many breaks) throughout the day. If possible, change tasks at
 least once every two hours. Stretch your arms, neck and legs often if you
 do the same type of work for long periods of time. Rest your eyes often
 by closing them or looking at something other than the work at hand.
 For a quick pick-me-up, breath deeply several times by inhaling
 through your nose and exhaling through your mouth. In addition,
 always try to eat your lunch somewhere other than your desk. Other
 examples of muscle fatigue relieving exercises that can be done at your
 desk include:

 Head and Neck Stretch - Slowly turn your head to the left and hold it
 for three seconds. Slowly turn your head to the right and hold it for three
 seconds. Drop your chin gently toward your chest, and then tilt it back as
 far as you can. Repeat these steps five to ten times.

 Shoulder Roll - Roll your shoulders forward and then backward using a
 circular motion.

 Upper Back Stretch - Grasp one arm below the elbow and pull gently
 towards the other shoulder. Hold this position for five seconds and then
 repeat with the other arm.

 Wrist Wave - With your arms extended in front of you, raise and lower
 your hands several times.

 Finger Stretch - Make fists with your hands and hold tight for one
 second, then spread your fingers wide for five seconds.

3.0 - Hazard Identification and Control

3.12.0 - Housekeeping

3.12.1 - Good Housekeeping Practices
Many office accidents are caused by poor housekeeping practices. By
keeping the office floor both neat and clean, you can eliminate most
slipping, tripping and falling hazards. Other good housekeeping
practices include:

   - Ensure office lighting is adequate and available. Have burned
     out light bulbs replaced and additional lighting installed, as
   - Ensure electrical cords and phone cords do not cross walkways
     or otherwise pose a tripping hazard. If you cannot move a cord,
     have a new outlet installed or secure the cord to the floor with
     cord covering strips. Do not tape cords down or run them
     underneath carpet.
   - Report or repair tripping hazards such as defective tiles, boards
     or carpet immediately.
   - Clean spills and pick up fallen debris immediately. Even a loose
     pencil or paper clip could cause a serious falling injury.
   - Keep office equipment, facilities and machines in good
   - Store items in an approved storage space. Take care to not stack
     boxes too high or too tight. Ensure boxes are clearly labeled
     with their contents.

                                                SAFETY MANUAL
 3.0 - Hazard Identification and Control

 3.13.0 - Office Guidelines

 3.13.1 - File Cabinets and Shelves
 File cabinets and shelves tend to support heavy loads, so treat them with
 special care, and follow the safety guidelines:

     - Ensure file cabinet drawers cannot easily be pulled clear of the
     - Make sure ventilation grates are not blocked with file cabinets.
     - Prevent cabinet from toppling by opening only one drawer at a
     - Close drawers when they are not in use.
     - Do not place heavy objects on top of cabinets. Be aware
       anything on top of a cabinet may fall off if a drawer is opened
     - Close drawers slowly using the handle to avoid pinched fingers.
     - Keep the bottom drawer full. This will help stabilize the entire

 In addition, follow these safety guidelines for office shelves:

     - Place heavy objects on the bottom shelves. This will keep the
       entire structure more stable.
     - Ensure there is at least 18 inches between the top shelf items
       and the ceiling. This space will allow ceiling sprinklers (if
       present) to function properly if a fire occurs.
     - Do not block ventilation grates with shelving units.
     - Never climb on shelves (even lower shelves). Use an approved

3.0 - Hazard Identification and Control

3.13.2 - Desks
Safety Guidelines for Office Desks:

    - Keep desks in good condition (i.e. free from sharp edges,
      nails, etc.)
    - Ensure that desks do not block exits or passageways.
    - Do not climb on desks, or tables. Use an approved ladder.
    - Repair and report any damage at your workstation that could
      be hazardous.

3.13.3 - Chairs
Safety Guidelines for Office Chairs:

    - Do not climb on any office chair. Use an approved ladder.
    - Office desk chairs should have adjustable back supports and
      seat height. Ensure your chair’s back support position and seat
      height are comfortable.
    - Take care when sitting in a chair with rollers. Make sure it does
      not roll out from under you when you sit down.
    - Report any chair damage that could be hazardous.
    - Do not roll chairs over electrical cords.

3.13.4 - Workstation Arrangement
With the extensive use of computers and other automated desk devices
in the workplace, employees must take special care to ensure proper
workstation arrangement. For the purpose of this manual, a workstation
consists of the equipment and furniture associated with a typical desk
job (i.e. desk, chair and computer components).

In recent years, computer screens or Video Display Terminals (VDT’s) have
received much attention concerning non-ionizing radiation levels, but
tests prove they do not emit harmful levels of radiation. Improper
workstation arrangements combined with repetitive motion, however,
may contribute to visual and musculoskeletal fatigue.

                                                   SAFETY MANUAL
 3.0 - Hazard Identification and Control

 3.13.4 - Workstation Arrangement (continued)
 Cumulative trauma disorders, such as carpal tunnel syndrome may result
 from the stress of repetitive motion. Therefore, it is important to arrange
 your workstation properly and to take breaks frequently. The following
 sections offer recommendations for ensuring employee comfort
 through proper workstation arrangement.

 3.13.5 - Operator’s Position
 Your seating position at work is important to your comfort and safety. To
 reduce the painful effects of repetitive motion, follow these guidelines
 when working with computers or typewriters:

     - Always sit up straight. Make sure your chair is adjusted to
       provide adequate support to your back.
     - Place your feet flat on the floor or on a footrest. Lower legs
       should be approximately horizontal. The majority of your
       weight should be on the buttocks.
     - Ensure there is at least one inch of clearance between the top
       of your thighs and the bottom of the desk or table.
     - Keep your wrists in a natural position. They should not rest on
       the edge of desk.
     - Keep the front edge of your chair approximately four inches
       behind your knees.

 3.13.6 - Equipment Arrangement
 By properly arranging your office equipment, you can also help reduce
 the harmful effects of repetitive motion. Follow these guidelines to
 arrange your office equipment.

 3.13.7 - Lighting
 Lighting around computer workstations should illuminate the work area
 without obscuring the VDT or causing glare. Position computer screens,
 draperies, blinds, and pictures to reduce glare (e.g. place the VDT screen
 at a right angle to the window).

9.0 - Safety Procedures

9.2.0 - First Aid Procedures

9.2.1 - Snakebite
In the case of snakebite, the following steps must be followed:

    - place the casualty at rest and lower the bitten area below the
      level of the heart, if practical, to slow the absorption of venom.
    - Reassure the casualty and advise the person not to walk or
      move around.
    - Death from snake bites rarely occurs, but the casualty should
      receive medical assistance as soon as possible. Small children
      are in greater risk because of their smaller body mass.
    - Make sure a casualty, who is having difficulty breathing, has an
      open airway. Monitor pulse and breathing. If the casualty stops
      breathing, begin rescue breathing, along with CPR, if their
      heart stops.
    - Seek immediate medical attention for the casualty.

As per Canadian Red Cross Society “First Aid, The Vital Link”

9.2.2 - Accident / Incident Reporting Procedures

Definition of an Accident
“An undesired event that results in physical harm to a person or damage
to property”

    - Attend to the injured person(s) and make sure the area is safe
      or moved to a safe area.
    - Call for emergency services, if required (i.e. police, ambulance,
    - Report all accidents to the Crape Geomatics project supervisor
      and the Crape Geomatics safety coordinator, as soon as it is
      safe and after the injured person(s) has been attended to.

                                                   SAFETY MANUAL
3.0 - Hazard Identification and Control

3.13.8 - VTD Screen (computer monitor)
VTD images should be clear and well defined. Adjust the screen’s
brightness, contrast and display size to meet your needs. If a screen
flickers or jumps, have it repaired or replaced. Place the VDT 20 – 28
inches away from your face. The centre of the VDT should be
approximately 15 – 25 degrees below your line of vision.

3.13.9 - Keyboard
Position computer keyboards so that the angle between the forearm and
upper arm is between 80o and 120o. Place the keyboard in an area that is
accessible and comfortable.

3.13.10 - Telephones
Neck tension is a common problem caused by holding the telephone
between the head and neck. Use a headset or speakerphone if you use
the telephone for extended periods of time.

                                                  SAFETY MANUAL
 3.0 - Hazard Identification and Control

 3.14.0 - “Off-The-Job” Safety

 Off-the-job safety is just as important as on the job safety. Employees
 should consider the following for personal conduct off the job:

 3.14.1 - Preparing for Work
     - Crape Geomatics employees must report to work each day in a
       condition to work safely.
     - Use of alcohol and drugs off the job can hinder performance
       and is prohibited.
     - Injuries from accidents that occur off the job can effect
     - Relaxation, exercise, a healthy diet, and adequate sleep prepare
       you for a safe and efficient day’s work.

 3.14.2 - Safety Training
     - Safety training courses useful on the job are also useful off the
       job (defensive driving, first aid, etc.)
     - Crape Geomatics makes available safety brochures and films for
       employees to peruse with family members in their own home.

3.0 - Hazard Identification and Control

3.15.0 - Safety at Home

Practicing safety procedures are encouraged by Crape Geomatics.
All employees are advised to practice the following items to ensure a safe
home environment:

    - Practice defensive driving.
    - Install smoke and carbon monoxide detectors and insure
      batteries are in working order.
    - Install fire extinguishers in areas where they can be readily used.
    - Ensure electrical outlets are not overloaded.
    - Ensure all walkways are cleared of ice and snow.
    - Ensure tools and equipment are in good shape and kept out of
      reach of children.
    - Keep all medical supplies out of reach of children.
    - Stock a first aid kit and list of emergency numbers.
    - Ensure yard is free from possible hazards (e.g. old fences, large
      hanging limbs, etc.)

                                                    SAFETY MANUAL
8.0 - Safety Policies

8.1.0 - Training Policy

It is the policy of Crape Geomatics that all new employees are trained in
our safe work program. The training is to take place during the
employee orientation. Any other training that arises is done before an
employee is allowed to do a particular task. Training is documented on
daily tailgate meeting forms and faxed to the safety coordinator in the

8.1.1 - Personal Protective Equipment Policy
It is the policy of Crape Geomatics Corporation that all employees use
and maintain proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Employees
are trained and expected to comply.

All field staff will wear CSA approved steel-toed boots with no metal
showing. This is the responsibility of the employee. Company supplied
safety glasses and earmuff-style hearing protection must also be worn
in all necessary areas. While operating a chainsaw, a CSA approved
orange hardhat must be warn, along with a face shield.

All employees requiring PPE must contact the safety coordinator. If
specialized PPE is required, the employee will be trained in proper use,
care, and storage before using.

                                                   SAFETY MANUAL

                         4.0 - Training
4.0 - Training

4.1.0 - Introduction

Crape Geomatics hires only workers who are adequately qualified,
suitably trained, and have sufficient experience in their required job. Any
employee who lacks training will be retrained to meet government

4.2.0 - Corporate training

4.2.1 - Safety management communications
Crape Geomatics has established a safety management
communications program that parallels its management structure.
Safety information is passed both ways between the office and all field
locations and field crews regularly. At each job site, supervisors and
crews are monitored for safety performance. Employees are encouraged
to discuss safety concerns with other staff. Ensure you do your part to
contribute to a safe work site.

4.2.2 - Safety posters and bulletin boards
To further educate workers, safety posters and Crape Geomatics safety
announcements are displayed on IKE and the safety bulletin boards,
located in the kitchen areas.

4.2.3 - Safety information sources
Crape Geomatics obtains safety information from sources at the
international, national and local levels. Some of these sources are:

    - The Canadian Safety Council
    - National Safety Council (Chicago)
    - Industrial Accident Prevention Association (IAPA) Ontario
    - Workplace Health & Safety
    - Workers’ Compensation Boards
    - Alberta Labour

                                                    SAFETY MANUAL
 4.0 - Training

 4.3.0 - Individual Training

 4.3.1 - New Employee Safety Training
 Every Crape Geomatics employee and its contractors who are new to a
 job site receive safety training appropriate to the job and job site.
 This training includes:

 4.3.2 - Orientation
 Each new employee is given a thorough orientation by a Crape
 Geomatics safety personal within the first two weeks of employment.
 Topics covered include:

     - A complete review of this Crape Geomatics Safe Work Program.
     - A review of OH&S and other Government regulations.
     - Other on and off-the-job expectations and conducts.
     - The right to refuse unsafe acts or work.

 Additionally, a complete site walk-through is part of this orientation.
 Company sign-on and payroll procedures are discussed and personal
 protective equipment (hard hats, eye/ear protection, etc.) is issued.

 4.3.3 - Other Training
 This includes training specific to various parts of the job. Training is
 covered in greater detail before the specific job is undertaken.
 Only employees who have passed the training are allowed to work on
 that site.

 4.3.4 - WHMIS Training
 WHMIS is the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System.
 A hazard communication program in effect across Canada, WHMIS
 ensures workers and employees have the information needed to work
 safely with the hazardous materials at work sites.

 All Crape Geomatics employees, contractors, and subcontractors must
 abide by the legislation that controls WHMIS.

4.0 - Training

4.3.4- WHMIS Training (continued)
The materials included in WHMIS are called controlled products.
A controlled product is any product that meets the criteria for one or
more of the six WHMIS classes. WHMIS has three components:

    - Labels
    - Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
    - Worker Education

4.3.5 - Labels
There are two main kinds of WHMIS labels – supplier labels and work site
labels. Supplier labels are seen on controlled products purchased from
Canadian suppliers. Employees or workers use work site labels.

Supplier labels have six pieces of information:

    - Product name.
    - Name and address of the supplier.
    - Symbols for each of the product’s hazard classes.
    - Main hazards of the product.
    - Precautions, first aid measures.
    - Reference to the MSDS for more information.

Work Site labels have three pieces of information:

    - Name of the product.
    - Information on how to use the product safetly.
    - Reference to the MSDS for further information.

                                                     SAFETY MANUAL
 4.0 - Training

 4.3.6 - Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
 Material Safety Data Sheets contain detailed information about a
 product’s properties, its hazards, and how to keep from being
 overexposed. WHMIS MSDS has nine categories of information that
 must be provided.

 An MSDS is sent to a company with every new controlled product it buys.
 In addition, every company develops an MSDS for each controlled
 product it produces.

 The MSDS for all the controlled products at a work site must be kept in a
 place where workers have easy access to them.

 4.3.7 - Workers Education
 The third part of the WHMIS program is worker education. WHMIS
 worker education includes training workers to understand:

     - Information on WHMIS labels and MSDS, the meaning of that
       information, and how it applies to their work.
     - Identification systems used in place of labels at a work site.
     - Procedures for safe use, handling, storage, and disposal of the
       controlled products handled by workers.
     - Procedures for dealing with fugitive emissions of controlled
       products workers may encounter.
     - Procedures for emergencies involving controlled products.

 At Crape Geomatics, we understand how important WHMIS is at the
 workplace. Crape Geomatics provides all field personnel with WHMIS

                                     “On The Job” Safety

“On The Job” Safety   5.0 - “On The Job” Safety
5.0 - “On-The-Job” Safety

5.1.0 - Job Safeties, Hazard Analysis, and Observation

Before any job is undertaken, all hazards must be thought out in advance
to determine the necessary precautions. Field supervisors must analyze
and observe field procedures and work practices to eliminate hazards.

5.1.1 - Job analysis
Pre-job tailgate meetings (Form 444) are held by the crew chief daily to
pin point hazards or other critical considerations. Safety procedures are
reviewed at this time and possible problems discussed. Every day’s work
is analyzed using the tailgate meeting forms. A copy of this form is faxed
to the office daily.

5.1.2 - Job Observation
The field supervisor is responsible for observing and correcting poor
safety and work habits.

5.1.3 - Safety Meetings
An integral part of Crape Geomatics on-the-job safety program is
safety meetings. These meetings may be as informal as daily crew
preparation talks to monthly safety meetings. A number of different
safety meetings are held at Crape Geomatics.

5.1.4 - Pre-Job Safety Meeting
Workers gather every day for instruction regarding the work for that day.
How the job can be done safely, any concerns with the project, and any
possible problems that may arise, or have arisen, are discussed. The party
chief fills in the daily tailgate meeting and faxes it to the office daily.

5.1.5 - Monthly Safety Meeting
On long duration projects, office monthly safety meetings are held with
all on-site employees, contractors, and subcontractors. This is
sometimes used as a safety training or orientation session. Speakers or
trainers may be asked to make a presentation. Attendance records and
minutes of these meetings are filed.

                                                    SAFETY MANUAL
 5.0 - “On-The-Job” Safety

 5.1.6 - Emergency Response
 In an emergency, it is important to proceed with first aid to all injured
 persons. If the injury is beyond your ability, professional help must be
 contacted immediately. Dial 911 to reach an ambulance, fire, and police
 services. Be aware of the nearest facilities while working on a project.

 5.1.7 - Safety Suggestions
 Any Crape Geomatics employee who notices unsafe conditions, or has
 an idea on how to do a job more safely or efficiently, are to immediately
 report it to his/her supervisor or use the suggestion box on IKE.

 These suggestions are discussed at all safety meetings. More
 importantly, you are expected to do your part – think and use safe work
 methods in every aspect of your job. If you are uncertain, ask; if you have
 a safer way, suggest; but DO NOT GUESS OR TAKE A CHANCE.

 5.1.8 - Employee Safety Evaluation
 Management Safety Program Review and Evaluation
 Management and workers evaluate Crape Geomatics safety program to
 determine if it is suited to current operations, if it is working, or if it needs
 further resources to operate efficiently.

 Management is responsible for reviewing safety records, attending
 monthly safety meetings, interviewing workers, and conducting a
 written report on the strengths and weaknesses of the Crape Geomatics
 safety program. From this data, management receives feedback on what
 improvements are needed.

                                  Incident Investigation

6.0 - Incident Investigation   Investigation
6.0 - Incident Investigation

6.1.0 - Introduction

This section outlines the procedures used to report, investigate, monitor,
and prevent incidents and accidents on Crape Geomatics work sites.

6.2.0 - Reporting

6.2.1 - Reporting and Investigation Procedures
An incident/accident investigation report (Form 555) must be filled out
and forwarded to the office for all accidents and incidents (including
near misses) that occur on Crape Geomatics job sites.

Employees must report all accidents and near misses to their supervisors
or Safety Coordinator, no matter the severity of incident to the
employee, equipment, or the environment.

    - All employees are responsible for advising their supervisors
      immediately in every case of injury.

    - All pertinent WCB forms must be filled out (by employer and
      employee) within 72 hours of the incident.

6.2.2 - Near Misses
Reporting near misses are as important as recording incidents and
accidents. There is a large proportion of near misses compared to
incidents or accidents. Crape Geomatics concentrates on the near
misses before bad work habits turn them into accidents.

                                                    SAFETY MANUAL
 6.0 - Incident Investigation

 6.2.3 - Accident Follow-up
 All accidents and near misses are investigated to determine their root
 cause and possible solutions to prevent their reoccurrence (Form 666).
 Once a follow-up investigation is done, the following steps are taken:

     - Review potential changes to work procedures or implement
       new procedure, if needed.
     - Reinforce safety education.
     - Retrain or re-evaluate workers.

 6.2.4 - Evidence
 Evidence may be any object, event, or statement that may yield
 information about the accident / incident. If care is not taken, the
 evidence could be lost or compromised. To preserve evidence, ensure

     - The accident scene is protected and documents, orders,
       personnel records, etc. are secured.
     - Fluid (petroleum, oils, lubricants) and material (wood, metal,
       cloth) samples are taken.
     - Working parts are marked to identify settings, position, or
       extension in which they are found.
     - Disassembly of components is recorded in detail.
     - Parts requiring investigation are preserved in original state.
     - Sketches or photographs are made before evidence is
     - Witnesses are available until the investigation is completed.
     - Medical examinations are conducted immediately.
     - Evidence that cannot be analyzed locally is properly packed,
       shipped, and identified for examination at another facility.
     - Accurate records of the above are kept.

 All evidence must remain untouched, unless there is potential for further

6.0 - Incident Investigation

6.2.5 - Evaluation of cause Factors
The cause factor is an event, condition, or circumstance responsible for
the (effect) incident/ accident. For every cause, there is an effect that is at
least as large as the cause. Therefore, a small cause can lead to a large
accident. Causes are divided into three master factors:

    - Unsafe conditions, including defective conditions, material,
      buildings, or environment.
    - Human factors, including physical fitness, lack of knowledge or
      skill, poor work habits, and negligence.
    - Other factors, including omission by supervisors, managers, and
      policy makers at all levels. This omission may be in relation to
      the formulating of plans, creating orders, adequacy of
      instruction and training, and the scheduling, controlling and
      provision of manpower, equipment, and resources.

In order to identify areas requiring preventive measures, all causes must
be recorded in as much detail as possible.

6.2.6 - Recommendations
Following identification of the cause, preventive measures are
recommended based on the finding of the investigation. The basic aims,
when developing preventive measures, are as follows:

    - Treat the cause, not the effect.
    - Ensure measures that enhance and not restrict overall
      operational effectiveness.
    - Ensure preventive measures; eliminate or control all causes.

                                                       SAFETY MANUAL
 6.0 - Incident Investigation

 6.2.7 - Preventive Action
 Preventive action is the main product of the accident investigation.
 Action must be prompt and thorough; otherwise, the investigation is
 wasted. It is vital that management:

     - Consider all recommendations and promptly incorporate
       those adopted.
     - Fully explain why recommendations were rejected.
     - Fully explain why action was delayed.
     - Inspect other areas in the company for similar unsatisfactory
       conditions or performance and reeducate workers in these

 6.2.8 - Follow Up
 To upgrade the quality of Crape Geomatics safety policy, management
 will review every incident. The output of the review will be amendments
 to the safe work program. The following is a form used to keep track of
 incidents and to show management has reviewed them.

6.0 - Incident Investigation

6.3.0 - Leadership Safety Review

Leadership is composed of the owner, office production leader, and
senior crew chief. This group will review the company’s safety record,
discuss, project, supervisor, and employee safety performance, along
with improvements to safety procedures, as required. The group will
conduct their review of the safety program through safety meeting
observation, job observations, and interviewing workers and

6.3.1- Safety Performance
Safety is an important part of overall work performance. The safety
records and achievements of Crape Geomatics staff are considered
during annual staff evaluations.

6.3.2- Corporate Safety Statistics
Workers’ Compensation and corporate safety statistics are maintained
in the office. Every employee’s contribution to accident-free
performance is monitored and considered in performance evaluations.

                                                 SAFETY MANUAL
                                    Safety Rules

                     Safety Rules
7.0 - Safety Rules
7.0 - Safety Rules

7.1.0 - General Safety Rules

   - Employees of Crape Geomatics Corporation are expected to
     work and conduct themselves in an orderly manner at all times.
     You must be well rested and alert before starting your day.
   - All employees must wear the appropriate PPE, whenever
   - It is compulsory that all employees wear a CSA approved
     orange hard hat when working with a chainsaw.
   - Employees working in the field must wear CSA approved steel-
     toed boots when on the job site. Any metal showing is not
   - Running and horseplay is an unsafe act and is prohibited.
   - The effects of drugs or alcohol, including a hangover, while on
     work time are forbidden and may be grounds for dismissal.
   - All accidents, near misses, and hazards must be reported to
     your supervisor or safety coordinator as soon as possible. All
     appropriate forms must also be completed.
   - There must be an accessible emergency route out of each job
     site and office at all times.

7.2.0 - Field Specific Safety Rules

   - Do not drive quads on the highway at any time. No exceptions.
   - Only one passenger on a quad at a time, who must wear the
     appropriate PPE (eg. Helmet).
   - When working on a road, crew signs must be posted in all
     necessary directions.
   - Vehicle inspections must be done daily, before starting the
     workday, to ensure vehicle safety. Your area must be clear and
     your load properly secured.

                                                SAFETY MANUAL
 7.0 - Safety Rules

 7.3.0 - General Office Safety

 A large percentage of workplace accidents and injuries occur in office
 buildings. The office requires a few preventive measures to ensure a safe
 and healthy environment. Common causes of office accidents include:

     - Slipping, tripping and falling hazards.
     - Improper lifting and handling techniques.
     - Improper office layout and arrangement.
     - Horseplay.

                                          Safety Policies

              Safety Policies
                                8.0 - Safety Policies
 8.0 - Safety Policies

 8.1.2 - Personal Protective Equipment (P.P.E.) Inventory
 Form 222 must be filled out quarterly and faxed to Crape Geomatics.
 This helps us ensure we have the proper equipment at all times.

 8.1.3 - Fire retardant clothing
 Wear fire retardant clothing:

         - On all “live” worksites
         - Anytime there is a high risk of fire.
         - When a client request the use of fire retardant clothing.

 Fire retardant clothing must:

         - Be worn with natural fiber clothing only
           (i.e. cotton, wool, silk).
         - Be cleaned when it becomes soiled.
         - Cover your body well, from the ankles (boots) to the wrists
           (gloves) and the neck.
         - Be mended or replaced when it has holes, rips or tears.

 8.1.4 - “Live”
 The presence of gases or flammable substances. Plant sites, well sites,
 batteries, etc. are considered “Live” sites.

8.0 - Safety Policies

8.1.5 - Hard Hats
    - Wear hard hats on all live plant sites, all forested areas, areas
      where there is head injury hazard, when using a power saw and
      whenever clients require their usage.
    - Hard hats are not necessary in forested areas when riding an ATV;
      however, an ATV helmet must be worn.
    - Hard hats must be red or orange in colour if used as chainsaw PPE.
    - Clean and inspect your hard hat before and after every use.
    - DO NOT paint, drill holes, alter or modify the shell.
    - Hard hats must be CSA-approved.
    - Replace cracked, damaged or broken hard hat shells or

8.1.6 - Safety Glasses
    - Wear safety glasses at all times.
    - They must be CSA-approved with side protection. CSA, Z943,
      ANSI, and/or Z87.1 imprinted on the frame and lenses.
    - When not in use, store your safety glasses in a protective case and
      away from areas where they might get damaged.
    - Clean and inspect your safety glasses daily.
    - When using a chainsaw, safety glasses must be work with a screen
    - If you wear prescription glasses, they must be CSA-approved
      safety lenses and frames with side shields. Both lenses and frames
      must be imprinted with CSA, Z943, ANSI and/or Z87.1.
    - Replace scratched, damaged or broken safety glasses or lenses.

                                                 SAFETY MANUAL
 8.0 - Safety Policies

 8.1.7 - Modified Work Policy
 Crape Geomatics Corporation agrees to make every reasonable effort to
 provide suitable modified work to any employee unable to perform
 his/her normal duties as a consequence of injury, illness, or advancing
 years. The modified work program is designed to help bring the
 employee back to work and can be used as a form of rehabilitation. A
 doctor’s consent is required before beginning a modified work program
 (Form #xxx)

 8.1.8 - Company Investigation Policy
 It is the policy of Crape Geomatics Corporation to properly investigate all
 accidents and near misses that may have caused personal injury,
 property damage, or damage to the environment, to prevent them from
 happening again.

 All investigations take place during the shift of occurrence and are
 investigated by the immediate supervisor. The reports of such
 occurrences are completed on the appropriate forms (Form #xxx, #xxx)
 and forwarded to the office for the safety coordinator to review and take

 This helps us to prevent future hazards. All accidents and near misses
 must be reported as soon as possible, no matter the severity.

 8.1.9 - Climbing Policy
 Employees and contractors of Crape Geomatics Corporation shall not
 climb in, on or over structures – including, but not limited to, fences,
 storage tanks, trees, buildings, scaffolding, rigs, confined spaces,
 trenches, ladders, towers – without proper safety orientations, training
 and PPE.

8.0 - Safety Policies

8.1.10 - Helicopter Policy
    - Obey pilot’s orders and briefing at all times.
    - Adhere to safety standards whether the helicopter engines are
      running or shut down.
    - To ensure the safest operation, establish good habits while
      working around helicopters.
    - Do not smoke within 30 meters of a helicopter.
    - With every new pilot or helicopter, ask for a safety orientation.
    - Never carry bear spray, bear bangers, flares, or spray pain inside
      the cockpit of the helicopter under any circumstances. Ask the
      pilot how and where to store this type of equipment.
    - Supply Crape Geomatics head office with the helicopter
      company’s emergency phone number (Write it on your
      tailgate forms).
    - Never go to the rear of the helicopter (past the storage
      compartment) or under the tail boom. There is no reason for
      anyone, except the pilot, to go near the tail of a helicopter.
    - Always have and communicate an ERP (Emergency Response
      Plan) with your crew and pilot. For example, designate a
      landing pad where everyone can meet in case of an emergency,
      loss of communication or mis-communication. Ensure the pad
      is large, clear and flat enough so the pilot can land and take off
      in any direction (newer well sites will work). If the pilot cannot
      locate you by the end of the day, he should go to the
      designated safe area and wait for your return. The designated
      safe area can change day to day, as long as everyone is aware
      of the new location.

                                                   SAFETY MANUAL
 8.0 - Safety Policies

 8.1.10 - Helicopter Policy (continued)
     - Remove all head wear when you are being dropped off or
       picked-up and remain in a crouch position until you enter the
       cab or the helicopter and/or have vacated the landing pad area.
     - Phone your supervisor at the end of each day to communicate
       your safe return. If the supervisor does not hear from you by a
       predetermined time, he will call the helicopter company’s
       emergency number.
     - When on or near a helipad during a helicopter take off or
       landing, ensure you are visible to the pilot at all times.
     - Carry all required PPE including your survival kit and be
       prepared to spend the night if the helicopter cannot locate you
       or pick you up.
     - Avoid contact with the main rotor by never carrying anything
       above your shoulders when near a helicopter, ie. Marker posts,
       tripods, shovels, lath, axes, etc.
     - Crape Geomatics will supply satellite phones for each crew or
       project area. The Company will also supply all crews with multi
       channel radios so they are able to communicate with each
       other and helicopter personnel.

 8.1.11 - Office Inspection Policy
     - Safety Committee members will carry out office inspections
       once a month.
     - The Safety Coordinator will distribute the inspection checklist,
       which, upon completion must be returned to the Safety
     - The purpose of the inspection is to monitor general
       housekeeping, identify new hazards and to inspect Safety
       equipment (First aid supplies and fire extinguishers).
     - All Employees’ will take immediate action (or as soon as
       reasonably possible) to remedy any unsafe or hazardous
     - Inspectors must note and report any defiance or noncompliance
       with the inspections to the immediate supervisor.
     - The Safety Coordinator will follow-up on the inspector’s
       recommendations to ensure that the unsafe or hazardous
       conditions have been remedied.
                                               Safety Procedures

              Safety Procedures   9.0 - Safety Procedures
 9.0 - Safety Procedures

 9.1.0 - Emergency Procedures (continued)

 9.1.3 - Tornado At Office Location
     - Inform all other staff by paging on the telephone.
       Dial feature 630 to page.
     - Ensure all employees are spoken for. Check on persons who
       may have stepped out.
     - Take cover in the stairwell until notified by a supervisor that it is
       safe to come out.

 9.1.4 - Tornado In The Field
     - Inform other members of your crew. Try to gather in one spot.
     - If it is a warning, leave immediately. Do not take equipment;
        just find cover.
     - Notify your supervisor in the office and give your location so
        you may be found.
     - If you need to take immediate cover, try to locate a culvert or
        some kind of protection.
     - If possible, notify supervisor of your condition when everything
        is okay.

 9.0 - Safety Procedures

 9.2.3 - Accident / Incident Reporting Procedures (continued)
     - Fill in and fax an “Accident / Incident” form to the Crape
       Geomatics office by the next morning. Please fill in as many
       details as possible while the information is “fresh”. Include
       drawings, sketches, or pictures, if possible, as this will help with
       the clarity of the report.
     - Report the accidents to any field crews in the area, if there is
       potential they could be affected by the hazard.
     - Accidents to be reported are:

         1. Fatalities.

         2. Injuries or occupational illness that prevent a worker
            from performing regular tasks.

         3. Injuries that can be treated at the work site.

         4. Any emergency or loss, such as a motor vehicle accident,
            fire, explosion, vandalism, or spill.

 Definition of an Incident
 “An undesired event that under slightly different circumstances could
 have resulted in personal harm, property damage or loss”

     - All incidents (near misses) must be reported to the Crape
       Geomatics project supervisor and the Crape Geomatics safety
       coordinator, as soon as it is convenient and within the same
       work day.
     - An “Accident / Incident” form must be filled in and faxed to the
       Crape Geomatics office by the next morning. Please fill in as
       many details as possible while the information is “fresh”.
     - Include drawings, sketches, or pictures, if possible as this will
       help with the clarity of the report.
     - Report the incident to any field crews in the area if there is
       potential they could be affected by the hazard.
     - Report the hazard to the proper authorities, if it will bring
       potential harm to the general public or property. (i.e. severe
       road conditions, fires, wild animals).
9.0 - Safety Procedures

9.2.4 - Hubs and Lath Pounding Procedure (Wooden Stakes)
    - Wear proper PPE. (Personal Protective Equipment) steel-toed
      boots, safety glasses, and leatherwork gloves.
    - Inspect hub or lath for knots, splits, or any other imperfections
      that may cause hub or lath to break.
    - Use a two-pound flathead mallet to place hub or lath into the
    - When starting to place a hub or lath, make sure to hold the
      hub or lath “fist away” from your body (palm facing your body)
      to reduce the chance of the mallet striking with your hand or
    - Use moderate force until the hub or lath is securely in the
      ground, approximately two to three inches, then remove your
      hand and continue to strike with necessary force until hub or
      lath is firmly in the ground.
    - Do not overextend your reach; work in a comfortable position;
      and make sure your forearm is level when coming in contact
      with the hub or lath.

                                                  SAFETY MANUAL
                                       Employee Commitment

         Commitment   10.0 - Employee Commitment
10.0 - Employee Commitment

I have read Crape Geomatics Corporation Safe Work Program.

I understand it is my responsibility to know the policies and
procedures of this manual and practice them at all times.

Employee Signature

Print Name


                                               SAFETY MANUAL
                                          Emergency Contact Information

                                       Emergency Contact
11.0 - Emergency Contact Information   Information
11.0 - Regional Contact Information

  Location               RCMP                      Fire Dept.            Ambulance       Hospital              Town Office
Assumption           780-321-3753               780-321-3838            780-321-3971   780-321-3971                     N/A
(Nursing Station)
Athabasca            780-675-4252               780-675-2200            780-675-2811   780-675-6000           780-675-2063
Banff                403-762-2226               403-762-2000            403-762-2000   403-762-2222           403-762-1200
Barrhead             780-674-2696                      911                  911        780-674-2221           780-674-3301
Bashaw*              780-372-3593                      911                  911        780-372-3731           780-372-3911
Bassano              403-641-3677                      911                  911        403-641-6100           403-641-3788
Beaverlodge          780-354-2485                      911                  911        780-354-2136           780-354-2201
Blairmore            403-562-2866               403-562-2255            403-562-2255                403-562-2831
(Crowsness Pass)                                                                                    403-562-8833   MD of Crowsnest Pass

Bonnyville           780-862-3358               780-826-3211            780-826-6224                780-826-3311
Bow Island           403-545-2100                      911                  911        403-545-3200           403-545-2522

   * Indicates Emergency Services Are NOT Available on 24 Hour Basis.                                        SAFETY MANUAL
11.0 - Regional Contact Information

  Location                RCMP                      Fire Dept.            Ambulance        Hospital                Town Office

Boyle                 780-689-3622               780-689-3611            780-689-4171   780-689-3731              780-689-3643
Breton*               780-696-3502                      911                  911        780-696-3731 Hours        780-969-3636
Brooks                403-362-5535                      911                  911        403-501-3232              403-362-3333
Calgary (City)        403-230-6483                      911                  911        403-670-1110 Foot Hills   403-268-2111
Calgary (City)        403-266-1234                      911                  911        403-541-3000 Rockyview    403-268-2111
Calgary (City)               911                        911                  911        403-291-8555 Lougheed     403-268-2111
Camrose               780-672-4444                      911                  911        780-679-6100              780-672-4426
                      780-672-3341 Police
Canmore               403-678-5516                      911                  911        403-678-5536              403-678-1500
Cardston              403-653-4931               403-653-3473            403-653-1199   403-653-4411              403-653-3366
Castor                403-882-2245                      911                  911        403-882-3434              403-882-3215
Claresholm            403-625-4444                      911                  911        403-625-3344              403-345-3381
Coaldale              403-345-4422 Police               911                  911        403-345-3075              403-345-1300

    * Indicates Emergency Services Are NOT Available on 24 Hour Basis.                                            SAFETY MANUAL
11.0 - Regional Contact Information

  Location                RCMP                      Fire Dept.            Ambulance       Hospital                Town Office
Cold Lake             780-594-3301 Centre        780-594-3100            780-639-3322   780-639-3322             780-594-4494
Consort               403-577-3000                      911                  911        403-577-3555             403-577-3623
Coronation            403-578-3622                      911                  911        403-578-3803             403-578-3679
Daysland              780-385-3502 Killam               911                  911        780-374-3746             780-374-3767
                                                                                                                                MD of
Desmarais             780-891-3765               780-891-3611            780-891-3007   780-891-3007             780-891-3778   Opportunity

Devon                 780-987-3413                      911                  911        780-987-3376             780-987-8300
Disbury               403-335-3381                      911                  911        403-335-9393             403-335-3391
Drayton Valley        780-542-4456                      911                  911        780-542-5321             780-542-5327
Drumheller            403-823-2630                      911                  911        403-823-6500             403-823-6300
Edmonton (City)       780-412-5330                      911                  911        780-477-4111 Alexandra   780-496-8200
Edson                 780-723-8800                      911                  911        780-723-3331             780-723-4401
Elk Point             780-724-3829                      911                  911        780-724-3847             780-724-3810

    * Indicates Emergency Services Are NOT Available on 24 Hour Basis.                                           SAFETY MANUAL
11.0 - Regional Contact Information

  Location                RCMP                      Fire Dept.            Ambulance       Hospital            Town Office
Fairview              780-835-2211                      911                  911        780-835-6100         780-835-5461
Fort Chipewyn         780-697-3665                  780-3611             780-697-3650   780-697-3650         780-697-3600
                                                                                           Nursing Station     MD of Wood Buffalo
(Nursing Station)
Fort Macleod          403-553-4406                      911                  911        403-553-4487         403-553-4425
                                                                                                                          MD of
Fort McMurray          780-799-888                      911                  911        780-791-6161         780-743-7000 Wood Buffalo
Fort                  780-992-6100                      911                  911        780-998-2256         780-992-6200
                                                                                                                                    MD of
Fort Vermillion       780-927-3255                      911                  911        780-927-3761         780-927-3718 MacKenzie
Fox Creek             780-622-3740               780-622-3777            780-622-3000   780-622-3545         780-622-3896
Grand Cache           780-827-2222                      911                  911        780-827-3701         780-827-3362
Grand Prairie         780-538-5700                      911                  911        780-538-7100         780-538-0300
Grimshaw              780-332-4666                      911                  911        780-332-6500         780-332-4626

    * Indicates Emergency Services Are NOT Available on 24 Hour Basis.                                       SAFETY MANUAL
11.0 - Regional Contact Information

  Location                RCMP                      Fire Dept.            Ambulance       Hospital      Town Office
Hanna                 403-854-3391               403-854-9090            403-854-4800   403-854-3331   403-854-4433
Hardisty              780-385-3502 Killam               911                  911        780-888-3742   780-888-3623
High Level            780-926-2226                      911                  911        780-926-3791   780-888-2201
High Prairie          780-523-3378                      911                  911        780-523-6440   780-523-3388
High River            403-652-2356                      911                  911        403-652-2200   403-652-2110
Hinton                780-865-5544                      911                  911        780-865-3333   780-865-6000
Innisfail             403-227-3341                      911                  911        403-227-3381   403-227-3376
Jasper                780-852-4848               780-852-3100            780-852-3100   780-852-3344   780-852-4724
Killam                780-385-3502                      911                  911        780-385-3741   780-385-3977

    * Indicates Emergency Services Are NOT Available on 24 Hour Basis.                                 SAFETY MANUAL
11.0 - Regional Contact Information

  Location                RCMP                      Fire Dept.            Ambulance       Hospital                Town Office
Lac La Biche          780-623-4380                780-623-4311           780-623-2142   780-623-4404             780-623-4323
Lacombe               780-782-6555       Police         911                  911        403-782-3336             403-782-6666
Lamont*               780-992-6100                      911                  911        780-895-2211   Hours     780-895-2010
Leduc                 780-986-2258                      911                  911        780-986-7711             780-980-7177
Lethbridge            403-329-5010                      911                  911        403-382-6111             403-329-7355
Lloydminster          306-825-2005                306-825-2100           306-825-4321   306-820-6000             306-825-6184
Magrath               403-758-3525                403-758-3282           403-758-3228   403-758-3371             403-758-3212
Manning               780-836-3007                      911                  911        780-836-3391             780-836-3606
Mannville             780-763-3790                      911                  911        780-763-3621                  N/A
Mayerthorpe           780-786-2800                      911                  911        780-786-2261             780-786-2416
McLennan              780-324-3061                      911                  911        780-324-3730             780-324-3065
Medicine Hat          403-527-8181                      911                  911        403-529-8000             403-529-8115
Milk River            403-647-3955                403-647-3888           403-647-3888   403-647-3500             403-647-3773
Mundare*              780-632-2155 Vegreville           911                  911        780-647-3730   Hours     780-764-3929

    * Indicates Emergency Services Are NOT Available on 24 Hour Basis.                                           SAFETY MANUAL
11.0 - Regional Contact Information

  Location               RCMP                      Fire Dept.              Ambulance             Hospital         Town Office
Olds                 403-556-3323                      911                     911             403-556-3381      403-556-6981
Oyen                 403-664-3883               403-664-3999              403-664-4300         403-664-4300      403-664-3511
Peace River           780624-6611                      911                     911             780-624-7500      780-624-2574
Picture Butte        403-732-4429               403-327-3333 Lethbridge   403-327-3340 Lethbridge 403-732-4611   403-732-4555
Ponoka               403-783-4471                      911                     911             403-783-3341      403-783-4431
Provost              780-753-2214                      911                     911             780-753-2291      780-753-2261
Rainbow Lake         780-956-3230                      911                     911             780-956-3646      780-956-3934
Raymond              403-752-3351               403-752-3333              403-752-4555         403-752-4561      403-752-3322
Red Deer             403-343-5575                      911                     911             403-343-4422      403-342-8111
Redwater             780-942-3600                      911                     911             780-942-3932      780-942-3519
Rimbey               403-843-2223                      911                     911             403-843-2271      403-843-2113
Rocky Mountain       403-845-2881                      911                     911             403-845-3347      403-845-2866

   * Indicates Emergency Services Are NOT Available on 24 Hour Basis.                                            SAFETY MANUAL
11.0 - Regional Contact Information

  Location                RCMP                      Fire Dept.            Ambulance               Hospital      Town Office
Slave Lake            780-849-6045                      911                     911             780-849-3732   780-849-8000
Smoky Lake            780-656-3691                      911                     911             780-656-3034   780-656-3674
Spirit Lake           780-864-3533                      911                     911             780-864-3993   780-864-3998
St. Albert            780-458-7700                      911                     911             780-460-6200   780-459-1500
St. Paul              780-645-8888                      911                     911             780-645-3331   780-645-4481
Stettler              403-742-3381                      911                     911             403-742-7400   403-742-8305
Stony Plain           780-963-2217                      911                     911             780-963-2241   780-963-2151
Strathmore            403-934-3535               403-934-2911            403-934-3639           403-934-4204   403-934-3133
                                                                           Wheatland District

Sundre                403-638-3655                      911                     911             403-638-3033   403-638-3551
Swan Hills            780-333-4459               780-333-2255            780-333-2255           780-333-7000   780-333-4477
Taber                403-2233-8991 Police        403-223-8991            403-223-8991           403-223-4461   403-223-5500

    * Indicates Emergency Services Are NOT Available on 24 Hour Basis.                                         SAFETY MANUAL
11.0 - Regional Contact Information

    Location               RCMP                      Fire Dept.            Ambulance       Hospital                Town Office
Three Hills            403-443-5538                      911                  911        403-443-2444             403-443-5822
Tofield                780-662-3352                      911                  911        780-662-3263             780-662-3269
                                         Three                                                          Limited
Trochu*                403-443-5538 Hills                911                  911        403-442-3955   Hours     403-442-3085
Turner Valley          403-933-4262                      911                  911        403-933-2222             403-933-4348
Two Hills              780-657-2760                      911                  911        780-657-3344             780-657-3395
Valleyview             780-524-3343                      911                  911        780-524-3356             780-524-5150
Vegreville             780-632-2155                      911                  911        780-632-2811             780-632-2606
Vermillion             780-853-5781                      911                  911        780-853-5305             780-853-5358
Viking                 780-336-3434                      911                  911        780-336-4786             780-336-3466
Vulcan                 403-485-2266               403-485-2222            403-485-2222   403-485-3333             403-485-2417

     * Indicates Emergency Services Are NOT Available on 24 Hour Basis.                                           SAFETY MANUAL
11.0 - Regional Contact Information

  Location               RCMP                      Fire Dept.            Ambulance       Hospital                 Town Office
                                                                                                                                MD of
Wabasca              780-891-3765               780-891-3611            780-891-3007   780-891-30077             780-891-3778   Opportunity

Wainright            780-842-4461                      911                  911        780-842-3324              780-842-3381
Westlock             780-349-4491                      911                  911        780-349-3301              780-349-4444
Wetaskiwin (City)    780-352-3383                      911                  911        780-361-7100              780-361-4400
Whitecourt           780-778-5454               780-778-2311            780-778-4911   780-778-2285              780-778-2273
Willingdon*          780-365-3533 Andrew               911                  911        780-367-2374    Hours     780-367-2337

   * Indicates Emergency Services Are NOT Available on 24 Hour Basis.                                            SAFETY MANUAL
11.0 - Emergency Contact Numbers

11.1.0 - Stars Air Ambulance


11.2.0 - Prosafe Safety & Rescue Services Ltd.


11.3.0 - Other Numbers

Oil & Gas Emergencies          1-780-460-3800

Forest Fires                   1-780-427-3473

Poison Centre                  1-800-332-1414

Dangerous Incidents            1-800-272-9600

Disaster Services Agency       1-800-272-9600

Environmental Emergency        1-800-222-6574

Industrial Accidents           1-780-427-8848

Crape Geomatics                1-800-308-6612

Bob Conacher                   1-403-816-5849 (cell)

                                                 SAFETY MANUAL
 11.0 - Emergency Contact Numbers

 11.4.0 - Helicopter Services

 Highland Helicopters Ltd.
    Whitecourt                  1-780-778-4246
    Edson                       1-780-778-6422
    Grande Prairie              1-780-539-3112

 Taiga Helicopters Ltd.
     Whitecourt                 1-780-778-3674

                                                         Emergency Exit Floor Plan

12.0 - Emergency Floor Plan   Emergency Exit Flr. Plan
12.0 - Emergency Exit Floor Plan

                                   SAFETY MANUAL

13.0 - Forms
13.0 - Forms

This section gives examples of forms that Crape uses for specific
incidents and procedures.

13.1 . . . . Truck Safety Equipment Inventory / Inspection (111)

13.2 . . . . Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Inventory (222)

13.3 . . . . Alberta #2 First Aid Kit Inventory (333)

13.4 . . . . Tailgate Safety Meeting Form (444)

13.5 . . . . Accident / Incident (Near Miss) Investigation Report (555)

13.6 . . . . Incident Investigation Report (666)

13.7 . . . . Modified Work Medical Assessment Form (888)

13.8 . . . . Working Alone Record Sheet (999)

                                                        SAFETY MANUAL
   13.0 - Forms

   13.1.0 - Truck Safety Equipment Inventory / Inspection (111)

13.0 - Forms

13.2.0 - Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Inventory (222)

                                             SAFETY MANUAL
   13.0 - Forms

   13.3.0 - Alberta #2 First Aid Kit Inventory (333)

13.0 - Forms

13.4.0 - Tailgate Safety Meeting Form (444)

                                              SAFETY MANUAL
   13.0 - Forms

   13.5.0 - Accident / Incident (Near Miss) Investigation Report (555a)

13.0 - Forms

13.5.0 - Accident / Incident (Near Miss) Investigation Report (555b)

                                               SAFETY MANUAL
  13.0 - Forms

   13.6.0 - Incident Investigation Report (666a)

13.0 - Forms

13.6.0 - Incident Investigation Report (666b)

                                                SAFETY MANUAL
  13.0 - Forms

   13.7.0 - Modified Work Medical Assessment Form (888)

13.0 - Forms

13.8.0 - Working Alone Record Sheet (999)


                                            SAFETY MANUAL

1.0 - Introduction
1.0 - Introduction

Crape Geomatics Corporation (Crape) operates within Alberta
Employment Standards.

The employee handbook has been prepared for your information and is
intended to provide you with guidelines on the practices and policies at
Crape. Policies will change from time to time reflecting legislative
updates and the needs of the organization. Employees are expected to
familiarize themselves with this information and address any questions
with the management team.

1.1.0 - Vision

                                         “Leading expert in Geomatics
                           through combining technological innovation
                         with dynamic processes within an environment
                                              of essential individuals”.

1.2.0 - Mission

                    “Leadership in client-centered Geomatics solutions
                     achieved by putting the most effective technology
                                in the hands of the best skilled people,
                   maximizing the value of service while demonstrating
                 commitment to respect, fairness and integrity to client,
                                           employee and community”.

                                               EMPLOYEE MANUAL
                                                Office Information

2.0 - Office Information   Office Information
2.0 - Office Information

2.1.0 - Office Location

Suite 900, 840 – 7th Avenue S.W., Calgary, Alberta T2P 3G2
(9th Floor)

Phone:        (403) 262-6585

Toll Free:    (800) 308-6612

Fax:          (403) 261-9983

Toll Free Fax: (800) 805-6579


2.2.0 - Hours of Operation

The building is open from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday to Friday.
Security toggles are required to enter the building after hours either by
the 7th Avenue entrance or by the door located at the back alley, as well
as to access the elevator to the ninth floor.

Crape’s office is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday.
Employees are required to use security toggles (see Security/Toggles) to
enter the office at all times.

The front switchboard is normally staffed from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.,
Monday to Friday.

2.3.0 - Parking

The building’s underground parking operated by Sterling is public, spots
are limited and a deposit is required. IMPARK operates two lots between
7th and 8th Streets, which can either be accessed from 6th Avenue or
from the alley between 5th and 6th Avenues. Pay machines accept coin
or credit card.
                                               EMPLOYEE MANUAL
 2.0 - Office Information

 2.4.0 - Personal Security

 Staff working in the evening may call building security at 888-4844 to
 request an escort to their parking location. Taxi vouchers are also
 available for those working late in the evening that may not have their
 own transportation.

 2.5.0 - Phone Systems

 During regular office hours, the receptionist transfers all incoming calls
 to the appropriate extension. All supervisors and systems staff carry
 cordless phones to minimize response time. If the call is not picked up, it
 is automatically redirected to the individual’s voice mail, which allows the
 caller to leave a message. Other options are to press “0” to be returned
 to the receptionist or a designated alternate, or press “7” to be
 transferred to the individual’s cell phone.

 Please note that reception cannot monitor calls on cordless phones.

 Before and after regular office hours, the phone will ring throughout the
 office to enable anyone who is working to answer the call promptly. To
 retrieve company extensions, press the “#” key to access the company
 directory, key the first or last name of the person you wish to contact and
 the auto-attendant will provide the number.

 Paging is kept to a minimum and is done only at the request of the caller.

                                            General Policies

                         General Policies
3.0 - General Policies
3.0 - General Policies

3.1.0 - Community Involvement

At Crape, we believe healthy communities build better environments for
business and healthy businesses fuel strong communities.

Our presence and participation with various organizations and events
help in shaping our proud community in Calgary. Crape is involved in a
number of partnerships and events including YMCA Partners with Youth
Program and participation and sponsorship of various racing team
events. Crape is also proud to support the United Way of Calgary.

3.2.0 - Confidentiality

Our employees work with company and client information that is highly
confidential and are expected to treat this information as such. This
includes all hard copy documentation as well as electronic media.

Staff members are expected to act in the best interests of the company
and treat all information relative to the affairs of the company and its
clients in a strictly confidential manner. Divulging confidential
information externally or inappropriately is not permitted and may result
in termination.

Confidential documents should be disposed of in bins provided in the
office for confidential document shredding.

Upon resignation or termination from the company, the employee is
expected to return all company materials and documents to their
supervisor or designated staff member.

                                               EMPLOYEE MANUAL
 3.0 - General Policies

 3.3.0 - Disciplinary Action

 When an employee acts outside of company policy, company ethics or
 standard procedures, disciplinary action may be necessary and could
 lead to termination of employment. Disciplinary action is intended to
 correct performance deemed inappropriate, unacceptable, or that does
 not follow proper procedures according to company standards.

 In such instances, the following process will be followed:

 3.3.1 - Verbal Warning
 The supervisor discusses the violation with the employee, requesting the
 employee to follow the proper procedure or rules in question.

 3.3.2 - First Written Warning
 A letter documenting the discussion is provided to the employee with a
 copy placed in their employee file. This letter details the action that was
 inappropriate, unacceptable, or that did not follow proper procedures,
 along with a plan to correct this action with set time frames.

 3.3.3 - Second Written Warning
 Again, the nature of the incident is documented and discussed with the
 Area Lead.

 3.3.4 - Third Written Warning
 The nature of the occurrence is documented. If by this time the
 employee still fails to comply by the rules, he or she may be terminated.

 Employees may also make written comments regarding their actions,
 which can be placed in their personal file.

3.0 - General Policies

3.3.0 - Disciplinary Action (continued)

Action that may lead to termination for cause are:

    - Theft.
    - Falsification of employment records or other company records.
    - Use, possession, being under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
    - Wilful destruction of company property.
    - Fighting or wilful acts resulting in injury to others.
    - Wilful disclosure of confidential company information.
    - Insubordination.
    - Sexual harassment.

                                               EMPLOYEE MANUAL
 3.0 - General Policies

 3.4.0 - Equipment Maintenance

 All equipment must be maintained in accordance with manufacturer’s
 recommendations. Maintenance records must be provided to the Safety
 Lead on a quarterly basis.

 It is the responsibility of the staff member to maintain and secure
 equipment appropriately. Any damaged or lost equipment should be
 reported to the Equipment Lead immediately.

 3.5.0 - Equipment Rental to Crape

 The Independent Rental Agreement is required when using personally
 owned equipment in performing survey work for Crape. The equipment
 owner is required to invoice Crape for rental charges in accordance with
 the signed rental agreement.

 3.5.1 - Income Reporting and GST
 Individuals are responsible to report all income generated from rentals to
 Canada Customs and Revenue Agency in their income tax return.
 Failure to comply with this requirement is a serious offence under the
 Canada Customs and Revenue Agency Tax Act.

 Individuals are also required to file a GST Return if annual rental income
 exceeds $30,000 per year. Even if rental income is less than $30,000
 having a GST number is advantageous as it allows for claiming a GST
 credit for all expenses (such as fuel, repairs, etc.) related to the operation
 of rental equipment. It is strongly advised that equipment owners
 consult a chartered accountant regarding rental income reporting.

3.0 - General Policies

3.5.0 - Equipment Rental to Crape (continued)

3.5.2 - Invoicing for Rental Equipment
The Crape office has a generic equipment rental invoice form that is
most commonly used. The administration staff updates the form and
distributes copies to the equipment owner once the rental equipment
agreement is finalized. Individually designed invoices may also be used.

This is considered an independent rental service as per the agreement,
separate and apart from any employment contract. Therefore, the
Payroll Department does not withhold taxes on workers’ rental income
or report that income to Canada Customs & Revenue Agency. Nor does
it issue a T2200, Declaration of Conditions of Employment.

Please ensure:

    - GST number appears on the invoice when applicable.
    - Invoices are faxed to the office on the same weekly schedule as
      field weekly summaries.

Rental items billed to Crape are checked against the daily timesheets to
ensure the client is being billed accordingly. Payment is made by Crape
through automatic bank deposit every second Friday, combined with
reimbursable company expenses. The deposit dates coincide with
payroll dates.

                                              EMPLOYEE MANUAL
 3.0 - General Policies

 3.6.0 - Harassment

 See “Workplace Harassment”

 3.7.0 - Internet

 See “Use of Company Property”

 3.8.0 - Non-Smoking Working Environment

 Crape is pleased to provide a non-smoking work environment. Smoking
 is not permitted on company property including in the office, company
 vehicles, company storage units or rented accommodations.

 Smoking is also not encouraged on work sites as it poses a potential fire
 hazard. Please respect non-smokers by not smoking in shared

 3.9.0 - Professional Conduct

 Staff at Crape is expected to conduct themselves in a manner that
 maintains the integrity, reputation and professionalism of the company.
 Staff should not engage in activities that may adversely affect the quality
 of the professional service the company provides or in activities that
 represent a conflict of interest.

 3.10.0 - Safety

 Safety regulations and guidelines are of the utmost importance at
 Crape. All employees are expected to adhere to all safety regulations and
 guidelines as outlined in the Safe Work Process manuals. All new
 employees are required to go through the safety orientation and safety
 training within the first week of employment. Employees will be required
 to update their safety training periodically.
3.0 - General Policies

3.11.0 - Receipts - Submitting

Canada Customs & Revenue Agency requires a detailed receipt to
accompany any company purchase. Original receipts must be submitted
showing a full description of the expense and applicable taxes. In the
absence of a receipt, the purchase is deemed a personal employee
purchase and reimbursement is considered a taxable benefit to the
employee. Employees must take special care not to lose receipts.

3.11.1 - Corporate VISA Credit Card Purchases
Monthly Visa statements include charges from the 29th of one month to
the 28th of the next month. Corporate Visa receipts (up to and including
the 28th) must be couriered to Accounts Payable no later than the 30th
of each month.

Note: Corporate Visa cards are for business purposes, and not for
      personal purchases under any circumstance. Abuse of the card
      may result in immediate suspension of the card and/or
      termination of employment. If uncertain of the classification of
      a purchase, it is the employee’s responsibility to ask
      management, or risk personally assuming the costs. Acceptable
      purchases are items such as:

            - Fuel for company vehicle on company business.
            - Accommodation while on company business.
            - Maintenance of company vehicle.
            - Meal with client (names to be recorded on back of
              receipt along with purpose of meeting).

3.11.2 - Reimbursable Company Expenditures
Personal Visa or cash receipts are kept separate from corporate visa
receipts. They are to be faxed to the payroll administrator with the
Weekly Time and Expense Summary. Originals are turned in with the
original dailies and weeklies periodically (preferably monthly). Eligible
expenses are paid through automatic deposit, along with meal
payments and equipment payments each payday. Receipts are required
before payment will be made.

                                               EMPLOYEE MANUAL
 3.0 - General Policies

 3.12.0 - Security

 3.12.1 - Office
 The front reception doors are locked at all times. If a visitor arrives and
 there is no one at the reception desk, a staff member may let him or her
 into the office, have them sign the “sign-in sheet” and must remain
 with the visitor until someone comes to reception or the person they are
 scheduled to meet retrieves them.

 3.12.2 - Field
 Field staff are responsible for company equipment and must ensure it is
 secured and locked at all times. Truck alarms must be activated when the
 vehicle is unattended and cable locks/alarms should be used to secure
 equipment stored on the vehicle.

 3.12.3 - Storage Units
  Storage areas are to be locked at all times and are opened either by
 combination lock and/or by entering an alarm code. Staff are responsible
 for ensuring the storage areas are locked once they leave the site and are
 not to give out combinations or alarms codes to anyone who does not
 have authorized access.

 3.12.4 - Toggles
 Security toggles are provided to office staff as required and are the
 property of Crape. They are not to be distributed to other individuals
 under any circumstances and are to be returned to the company upon

 Security toggles are required for entry before and after regular hours to
 access the building and the elevator, and to access the 9th floor office at
 all times. They are also required for entry to the third floor gym (see Gym
 under Benefits/Health and Wellness Programs) and must be activated for
 gym use before the facility can be used.

3.0 - General Policies

3.13.0 - Subsistence and Accommodation

This policy applies to anyone working away from their home base and
will relate primarily to those working in the field. These subsistence
guidelines also appear in Field Timesheet Procedures. Meals are to be
claimed on a weekly basis and will be paid bi-weekly. The current rate is
set at $12.00 per meal.

For the first day out, supper will be paid. For a full day out, three meals
will be paid. For the last day out, breakfast and lunch will be paid. (A
supper meal is paid if either the last day out or a day worked from home
base exceeds 12 hours).

Accommodation for field crews will be charged to the Crew Chief’s
corporate Visa card. Members of the crew will share a room when
appropriate and smokers must respect non-smokers. Charges for a
second room must be approved by the Area Lead prior to booking.

3.14.0 - Substance Abuse

For the health and safety of our employees, using alcohol or drugs, or
being under the influence of the after-effects of alcohol and drugs is not
tolerated during working hours. Being under the influence of alcohol or
drugs while operating company equipment including company vehicles
is prohibited.

Working under the impairment of alcohol or drugs is considered
grounds for disciplinary action or termination. Employees are expected
to be alert and ready for work each day.

Refer to the Drug and Alcohol Policy for further definitions and policy

                                                EMPLOYEE MANUAL
 3.0 - General Policies

 3.15.0 - Supplies

 When taking supplies please note whether or not the item needs to be
 reordered and advise the appropriate person.

 Office supplies/stationary are ordered when required.

 Field supplies and equipment orders are to be directed to the Equipment

 If there is an immediate need for an incidental purchase the item may be
 purchased outside of the above process. Approval is to be obtained from
 the employee’s Area Lead or Crew Chief. Receipts must be submitted as
 per the guidelines under General Policies/Receipts/Submitting.

3.0 - General Policies

3.16.0 - Termination of Employment

The employer or the employee requires no notice of termination during
the first three months of employment.

3.16.1 - Voluntary
Written notice of one week is required if the individual has been
employed between three months and two years. For two or more years
of employment, written notice should be two weeks.

3.16.2 - Involuntary
If the Strategy Lead determines it appropriate to terminate employment
for any reason including insufficient work, the following schedule would
apply under usual circumstances. This can be in written form, a salary
settlement or a combination of both.

    - 1 week if employed more than 3 months but less than 2 years.
    - 2 weeks if employed more than 2 years but less than 4 years.
    - 4 weeks if employed more than 4 years but less than 6 years.
    - 5 weeks if employed more than 6 years but less than 8 years.
    - 6 weeks if employed more than 8 years but less than 10 years.
    - 8 weeks if employed more than 10 years.

Vacation payout due to termination would be 4% for two weeks and
6% for three weeks of vacation time. Earnings not included in vacation
pay are overtime earnings, general holiday pay, pay in lieu of notice of
termination or an unearned bonus.

Upon termination, if vacation has already been taken, the unearned
vacation amount will be withheld from the final pay.

                             Employment Standards web site:

                                              EMPLOYEE MANUAL
 3.0 - General Policies

 3.17.0 - Training

 3.17.1 - Optional Training
 On-going professional development is encouraged at Crape for the
 benefit of both the employee and the organization. The company
 provides some financial support to employees taking job related training
 to upgrade their skills. Approval must be obtained prior to enrolment in
 workshops, seminars, conferences or other professional development

 In discussion with their Area Lead, the staff member will provide
 information on course cost, location, reason for training and any other
 important information before approval is provided. A Financial
 Assistance Request Form can be found on IKE in the Human Resources
 section under “Toolkit”. Tuition will be reimbursed for the course upon
 successful completion or at the discretion of management if
 appropriate. Any textbooks or other learning materials are the
 responsibility of the staff member.

 3.17.2 - Mandatory Training
 Crape will cover the following costs for workers taking mandatory

 Training costs of all mandatory courses including hotel, meal and travel
 expenses incurred while taking the courses, as well as books or other
 learning materials will be paid for by Crape Geomatics Corporation.
 Compensation for the employee’s time to take the course will be
 discussed with the employee prior to the training being taken.

 In the event that an individual’s employment is terminated for any
 reason, he or she must pay Crape for the costs of any courses taken in
 the six-month period prior to their departure.

3.0 - General Policies

3.18.0 - Travel

The Strategy Lead must approve costs associated with travel beyond the
daily performance of the job.

3.19.0 - Use of Company Property

Staff are not permitted to download or install programs on their
computers that are not authorized for use by Crape Geomatics.
Downloading unauthorized materials and programs can pose a serious
security risk for Crape.

Company vehicles are to be driven only by those who are Crape
approved drivers and covered by company insurance. It is the
responsibility of the employee to confirm with Logistics that approval
has been received.

Company vehicles may be used for personal purposes in relation to daily
work. Consideration must be given to where the vehicle is taken and/or
parked so that it does not negatively impact Crape’s image or
reputation. If a company vehicle is used for personal purposes, mileage
must be recorded as personal, and is a taxable benefit. Consideration is
given for vehicle maintenance and other company business on days off.
All kilometers should be accounted for on the mileage log.

Company vehicles are not intended for extended personal use.

Supplies provided by Crape are to be used within the office and are not
purchased for personal use outside of company business.

Employees are responsible for care and maintenance of the company
issued Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Each individual is financially
responsible for the replacement of lost or damaged equipment assigned
to him or her. PPE is issued for use while employed with Crape Geomatics
Corporation and must be returned upon termination of employment.
Expenses incurred by the company for equipment not returned in good
working order will be recovered from the employee’s final pay or
                                               EMPLOYEE MANUAL
 3.0 - General Policies

 3.20.0 - Workplace Harassment

 Crape is focused on providing a safe, healthy and supportive work
 environment where there is mutual respect and honest communication.
 Crape will not, under any circumstances tolerate or condone any
 conduct which may be considered harassment on the part of its
 management or non-management staff. At Crape, we believe our
 employees have the right to work in an environment that is free from any
 type of illegal discrimination, which also includes sexual harassment (see
 definition below). Any employee who is found engaging in such conduct
 will be disciplined immediately and may be subject to termination from
 the company.

 Harassment is a form of discrimination that is prohibited in Alberta as
 outlined in the Human Rights, Citizenship and Multiculturalism Act.
 Any form of behavior that subjects someone to unwelcome verbal or
 physical conduct in the following areas is considered harassment:

     - Race
     - Religious beliefs
     - Colour
     - Gender
     - Physical or mental disability
     - Age
     - Ancestry
     - Place of origin
     - Marital status
     - Source of income
     - Family status
     - Sexual orientation

3.0 - General Policies

3.20.0 - Workplace Harassment (continued)

Sexual Harassment is Defined as:

    - Making unwelcome sexual advances or requests for sexual
      favours as a term or condition of employment.
    - Basing an employment decision on the acceptance or rejection
      by an individual of unwelcome sexual advances, request for
      sexual favours or verbal or physical contact of a sexual nature.
    - Creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive working
      environment or atmosphere either by:

        - Verbal actions, including referring to an employee using
          terms of endearment, using vulgar or demeaning language
          or making off-colour jokes.
        - E-mailing or posting inappropriate jokes or photos.
        - Physical conduct which interferes with an employee’s work

3.20.1 - Filing a Complaint
If a staff member feels they are being subjected to such behavior they

    - Advise the harasser that the behavior is unwelcome.
    - Record the date and specific action that took place.
    - If the behavior continues it should be reported to the supervisor,
      next level of management or the President immediately.
    - It is management’s responsibility to take immediate and
      appropriate steps when a complaint is received or inappropriate
      behavior is observed.

                                              EMPLOYEE MANUAL
 3.0 - General Policies

 3.20.0 - Workplace Harassment (continued)

 3.20.2 - Dealing With a Complaint
 Once a complaint is received, it is to be investigated immediately by a
 designated management staff member and appropriate steps must be
 taken to resolve the issue.

 This will include interviews with the person filing the complaint, the
 alleged harasser and other individuals who may be able to provide
 relevant information

 If the investigation supports the complaint of harassment, the harasser
 will be disciplined appropriately. Discipline may include suspension or
 termination. Documentation of this action will be placed in the
 harasser’s file. If the investigation proves there was not an action of
 harassment then no documentation will be placed in the file. Regardless
 of the outcome there is no documentation placed in the file of the

 Information gathered regarding a harassment claim is to be kept
 confidential. All parties involved in the process will be protected from
 any form of retaliation by either co-workers or management.

 Complaints of workplace harassment must be made in good faith.
 Crape will not tolerate misuse of the complaint process. Persons who
 knowingly make false or malicious complaints will be subject to
 disciplinary action.

                                   Alberta Human Rights website:

3.0 - General Policies

3.21.0 - Working Alone Policy

It is the policy of Crape Geomatics Corporation not to have its employees
working alone. But in the event that an employee has to work alone, a
communication process must be upheld with the person working alone
and with another employee with Crape. The employee that is working
alone must notify his Client Lead or Logistic Lead that he is working
alone and a contact person will be appointed. A determined call-in
frequency will be decided (maximum of 2 hours) a grace time of 10
minutes will be granted. If no call-in has been received in the allowed
time frame the contact person will try to get in touch with the “working
alone” employee via cell phone or by other means (ie. satellite phone)
necessary. If unable to establish contact with the “working alone”
employee the contact person will implement the Emergency Response

A record (form 999) of the “working alone” employee call frequency
and time of day each contact was made should be kept by the contact
person and this record is to be forwarded to the Safety Lead at the end of
each day. The record of working alone must be signed off by the Client
Lead or Logistics Lead.

                                               EMPLOYEE MANUAL
 3.0 - General Policies

 3.22.0 - Volunteering Policy

 The purpose of this policy is to define Crape Geomatics Corporation’s
 volunteer service guidelines. This policy pertains only to those employees
 who volunteer their time to community-oriented events or charitable
 organizations on behalf of the company. The following guidelines apply:

     - Employees are eligible to receive eight hours of pay for
       community-related volunteer work.
     - Employees must received approval from their lead before
       making the commitment to volunteer.
     - The organization receiving the service must provide verifying
     - If a volunteer day falls on a weekend, the employee may take a
       day off in lieu with pay.
     - Personal volunteering is not eligible. Volunteering for a child’s
       school, for example, does not apply.

3.0 - General Policies

3.23.0 - Critical Illness

Effective July 1, 2004, Crape Geomatics implemented a new group
program called Critical Illness Insurance through RBC Insurance. The
plan offers full-time employees one free usage of Best Doctors HRT
service, a global data-base of the best specialists world-wide.

Your doctor will be teamed up with an expert whose skill and experience
has been matched to the specifics of your case, for further evaluation of
your diagnosis and recommended treatment. You will receive assistance
in finding the best medical treatment, the best hospital, co-ordination
of travel and lodging, 24 hour a day inquiry services, and more.

If the collaborative diagnosis is confirmed to be one of the eighteen
critical illnesses insured by the plan, a one time benefit of $25,000 is
available provided the claimant survives the illness for 31 days. The lump
sum payment is non-taxable, and can be used in any way the employee

List of Current Insured Critical Illnesses
Cancer, Deafness, Heart Attack, Paralysis, Stroke Parkinson’s, Coronary
Artery Bypass Surgery, Major Organ Transplant, Coma, Severe Burns,
Blindness, Renal Failure, MS, Motor Neuron Disease, Loss of Speech,
Occupational HIV Infection, Alzheimer’s, Benign Brain Tumor.

In the interests of enhancing the health and wellness programs for its
employees, Crape Geomatics is generously funding 100% of the
premiums for the Critical Illness Program. There will be no cost to the

Further details about the policy will be available soon.

                                                 EMPLOYEE MANUAL
                                                       Drugs & Alcohol Policy

              Drugs & Alcohol Policy   4.0 -Drug & Alcohol Policy
4.0 - Drug and Alcohol Policy

4.1.0 - Introduction

Crape Geomatics Corporation is committed to maintaining a
productive, safe and healthy work environment, free of unauthorized
drug and alcohol use.

The Drug and Alcohol Policy has been implemented to protect staff,
contractors and the public from the adverse effects of the inappropriate
use of alcohol and drugs. It is Crape’s belief that the misuse of drugs,
alcohol or any substance having a physiological, psychological or
biochemical effect impairs a person’s health and performance, which
creates unsafe working conditions.

4.2.0 - Definitions

“Unauthorized drugs” are substances having a physiological,
psychological or biochemical effect that are illegally obtained, including
prescription drugs obtained without a prescription, prescribed or over
the counter drugs used other than as properly instructed and illegal

Alcohol usage as defined in this policy is the use of alcohol in any of its

Crape premises are all areas in which Crape operates, including but not
limited to its property. This includes Crape owned or leased vehicles,
equipment, workspaces or storage facilities.

                                                EMPLOYEE MANUAL
 4.0 - Drug and Alcohol Policy

 4.3.0 - Policy Statements

 In order to achieve this objective and to be consistent with our
 customer’s requirements, Crape has adopted a Drug and Alcohol Policy.
 All Crape personnel and contractor personnel are required to comply
 with the policy.

 The use, possession, distribution or sale of unauthorized drugs by
 anyone while on Crape premises or while engaged in company business
 is prohibited. A person reporting for work with unauthorized drugs in
 his/her body is in violation of this policy.

 Working while under the influence of alcohol by any person is
 prohibited. An exception will apply to alcoholic beverages at Crape
 sponsored social functions (authorized by management). Crape
 Geomatics has a zero tolerance for the consumption of
 alcohol/unauthorized drugs and for driving of company owned/leased
 vehicles. The results of this action are cause for termination.

 Crape also expects employees and those working on behalf of Crape to
 report the use and presence of drugs and alcohol in the working
 environment and on Crape premises.

 In support of this policy testing may be done by a third party
 (independent laboratory), in pre-employment testing in safety sensitive
 situations, reasonable cause testing, post-incident testing,
 unannounced testing. Any persons who refuse, when requested by the
 third party, shall be deemed to be in violation of the policy.

 Any person found to be in breach of this policy will not be permitted to
 remain on Crape premises and may be subject to disciplinary action,
 including immediate termination.

 Crape provides an Employee Assistance Program (EAP), a confidential
 counseling service for its employees who suspect they have a drug and
 alcohol problem. They are encouraged to seek assistance from the EAP
 before job performance is affected or violations occur.

                          Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy
                 5.0 - Privacy Policy
5.0 - Privacy Policy

5.1.0 - Accountability for Personal Information

Crape Geomatics Corporation is responsible for personal information
under its control and has designated an individual who is accountable
for the company’s compliance with the following:

Accountability for Crape Geomatics Corporation’s compliance with the
policy rests with the Strategy Lead although other individuals within the
company are responsible for the day-to-day collection and processing
of personal information. In addition, other individuals within the
company are delegated to act on behalf of the President, such as the
Company Privacy Officer.

The name of the Company Privacy Officer designated by the company to
oversee its compliance with these principles, is a matter of public record.

Crape Geomatics Corporation is responsible for personal information in
its possession or custody, including information that has been
transferred to a third party for processing. The company will use
contractual or other means to provide a comparable level of protection
while the information is being processed by a third party.

Crape Geomatics Corporation will implement policies and practices to
give effect to this policy, including:

    - Implementing procedures to protect personal information.
    - Establishing procedures to receive and respond to complaints
       and inquiries.
    - Training staff and communicating to staff regarding information
       about the company’s policies and practices.
    - Developing information to explain the company’s policies and

                                                EMPLOYEE MANUAL
 5.0 - Privacy Policy

 5.2.0 - Identifying Purposes for the Collection of
         Personal Information

 At or before the time personal information is collected, Crape
 Geomatics Corporation will identify the purposes for which personal
 information is collected. The primary purposes are reasons for serving
 you better, communicate effectively with you and providing you with the
 services and products you value, as well as meeting legal and regulatory

 Identifying the purposes for which personal information is collected at or
 before the time of collection allows the company to determine the
 information it needs to collect to fulfill these purposes.

 The identified purposes are specified at or before the time of collection
 to the individual from whom the personal information is collected.
 Depending upon the information collected, it can be done orally or in

 When personal information that has been collected is to be used for a
 purpose not previously identified, the new purpose will be identified
 prior to use. Unless law requires the new purpose, the consent of the
 individual is required before information can be used for that purpose.

 Persons collecting personal information will be able to explain to
 individuals the purposes for which the information is being collected.

5.0 - Privacy Policy

5.3.0 - Consent for the Collection, Use and Disclosure of
        Personal Information

The knowledge and consent of the individual are required for the
collection, use, or disclosure of personal information, except where

Note: In certain circumstances personal information can be collected,
      used, or disclosed without the knowledge and consent of the
      individual. For example, legal, medical, or security reasons may
      make it impossible or impractical to seek consent. When
      information is being collected for the detection and prevention
      of fraud or for law enforcement, seeking the consent of the
      individual might defeat the purpose of collecting the
      information. Seeking consent may be impossible or
      inappropriate when the individual is a minor, seriously ill, or
      mentally incapacitated. In addition, if Crape Geomatics
      Corporation does not have a direct relationship with the
      individual, it may not be able to seek consent.

Consent is required for the collection of personal information and the
subsequent use or disclosure of this information. Typically, the company
will see consent for the use or disclosure of the information at the time of
collection. In certain circumstances, consent with respect to use or
disclosure may be sought after the information has been collected but
before use (for example, when the company wants to use information
for a purpose not previously identified).

Crape Geomatics Corporation will make a reasonable effort to ensure
that the individual is advised of the purposes for which the information
will be used. To make the consent meaningful, the purposes must be
stated in such a manner that the individual can reasonably understand
how the information will be used or disclosed.

                                                EMPLOYEE MANUAL
 5.0 - Privacy Policy

 5.3.0 - Consent for the Collection, Use and Disclosure of
         Personal Information (continued)

 Crape Geomatics Corporation will not, as a condition of the supply of a
 product or service, require an individual to consent to the collection, use,
 or disclosure of information beyond that required fulfilling the explicitly
 specified and legitimate purposes.

 The form of the consent sought by the company may vary, depending
 upon the circumstances and the type of information. In determining the
 form of consent to use, the company will take into account the
 sensitivity of the information.

 In obtaining consent, the reasonable expectations of the individual are
 also relevant.

 The way in which Crape Geomatics Corporation seeks consent may vary
 depending on the circumstances and the type of information collected.
 The company will generally seek express consent when the information
 is likely to be considered sensitive (eg. genetic testing). Implied consent
 would generally be appropriate when the information is less sensitive.
 An authorized representative (such as a legal guardian or a person
 having power of attorney) can also give consent.

5.0 - Privacy Policy

5.3.0 - Consent for the Collection, Use and Disclosure of
        Personal Information (continued)

Individuals can give consent in many ways; for example:

    - An admission form may be used to seek consent, collect
      information, and inform the individual of the use that will be
      made of the information. By completing and signing the form,
      the individual is giving consent to the collection and the
      specified uses.
    - A check-off box may be used to allow individuals to request
      that their names and addresses not be given to other
      organizations. Individuals who do not check the box are
      assumed to consent to the transfer of this information to third
    - Consent may be given orally when information is collected over
      the telephone, or
    - Consent may be given at the time that individuals use a service
      offered by the company.

An individual may withdraw consent at any time, subject to legal or
contractual restrictions and reasonable notice. Crape Geomatics
Corporation will inform the individual of the implications of such

                                              EMPLOYEE MANUAL
 5.0 - Privacy Policy

 5.4.0 - Limiting Collection of Personal Information

 The collection of personal Information will be limited to that which is
 necessary for the purposes identified by the company. Information will
 be collected by fair and lawful means.

     - Crape Geomatics Corporation will not collect personal
       information indiscriminately. Both the amount and the type of
       information collected will be limited to that which is necessary
       to fulfill the purposes identified.

     - The requirement that personal information be collected by fair
       and lawful means is intended to prevent the company from
       collecting information by misleading or deceiving individuals
       about the purpose for which information is being collected.
       This requirement implies that consent with respect to collection
       must not be obtained through deception.

5.0 - Privacy Policy

5.5.0 - Limiting Use, Disclosure and Retention of
        Personal Information

Personal Information will not be used or disclosed for purposes other
than those for which it was collected, except with the consent of the
individual or as required by law. Personal information will be retained
only as long as necessary for the fulfillment of those purposes.

    - If using personal information for a new purpose, Crape
      Geomatics Corporation will document this purpose.

    - The company will develop guidelines and implement procedures
      with respect to the retention of personal information. These
      guidelines will include minimum and maximum retention
      periods. Personal information that has been used to make a
      decision about an individual will be retained long enough to
      allow the individual access to the information after the decision
      has been made. The company is subject to legislative
      requirements with respect to retention periods.

    - Personal information that is no longer required to fulfill the
      identified purposes will be destroyed, erased, or made
      anonymous. The company will develop guidelines and
      implement procedures to govern the destruction of personal

                                              EMPLOYEE MANUAL
 5.0 - Privacy Policy

 5.6.0 - Ensuring Accuracy of Personal Information

 Personal information will be as accurate, complete, and up-to-date as is
 necessary for the purposes for which it is to be used.

     - The extent to which personal information will be accurate,
       complete, and up to date will depend upon the use of the
       information, taking into account the interests of the individual.
       Information will be sufficiently accurate, complete, and up to
       date to minimize the possibility that inappropriate information
       may be used to make a decision about the individual.

     - Crape Geomatics Corporation will not routinely update
       personal information, unless such a process is necessary to fulfill
       the purposes for which the information was collected.

     - Personal information that is used on an ongoing basis, including
       information that is disclosed to third parties, will generally be
       accurate and up to date, unless limits to the requirement for
       accuracy are clearly set out.

5.0 - Privacy Policy

5.7.0 - Ensuring Safeguards for Personal Information

Security safeguards appropriate to the sensitivity of the information will
protect personal information.

The security safeguards will protect personal information against loss or
theft, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use, or
modification. The company will protect personal information regardless
of the format in which it is held.

The nature of the safeguards will vary depending on the sensitivity of the
information that has been collected, the amount, distribution, and
format of the information, and the method of storage. A higher level of
protection will safeguard more sensitive information, such as medical
and health records.

The methods of protection will include:

    - Physical measures, for example, locked filing cabinets and
      restricted access to offices;
    - Organizational measures, for example, limiting access on a
      “need-to-know” basis, and
    - Technological measures, for example, the use of passwords,
      encryption, and audits.

Crape Geomatics Corporation will make its employees aware of the
importance of maintaining the confidentiality of personal information.
As a condition of employment, all new employees/agents
(eg., employee, consultant, vendor, or contractor) must sign the
company’s Confidentiality Agreement.

Care will be used in the disposal or destruction of personal information,
to prevent unauthorized parties from gaining access to the information.

                                               EMPLOYEE MANUAL
 5.0 - Privacy Policy

 5.8.0 - Openness About Personal Information
         Policies and Practices

 Crape Geomatics Corporation will make readily available to individuals
 specific information about its policies and practices relating to the
 management of personal information.

 The company will be open about its policies and practices with respect to
 the management of personal information. Individuals will be able to
 acquire information about its policies and practices without
 unreasonable effort. This information will be made available in a form
 that is generally understandable.

 The information made available will include:

     - The name or title of the Company Privacy Officer, who is
       accountable for Crape Geomatics Corporation privacy policies
       and practices, and to whom complaints or inquiries can be
     - The means of gaining access to personal information held by
       the company.
     - A description of the type of personal information held by the
       company, including a general account of its use.
     - A copy of any brochures or other information that explains the
       company’s policies, standards, or codes.
     - The personal information that is made available to related

 The company may make information on its policies and practices
 available in a variety of ways. For example, the company may choose to
 make brochures available in its place of business, mail information to its
 clients, post signs, provide online access, or establish a toll-free
 telephone number.

5.0 - Privacy Policy

5.9.0 - Individual Access to Your Own Personal Information

Upon request, an individual will be informed of the existence, use, and
disclosure of his or her personal information and will be given access to
that information. An individual will be able to challenge the accuracy
and completeness of the information and have it amended as

Note: In certain situations, Crape Geomatics Corporation may not be
      able to provide access to all the personal information it holds
      about an individual. Exceptions to the access requirement will
      be limited and specific. The reasons for denying access will be
      provided to the individual upon request. Exceptions may include
      information that is prohibitively costly to provide, information
      that contains references to other individuals, information that
      cannot be disclosed for legal, security, or commercial
      proprietary reasons, and information that is subject to solicitor-
      client or litigation privilege.

    - Upon request, the company will inform an individual whether
      or not it holds personal information about the individual. The
      company will seek to indicate the source of this information
      and will allow the individual access to this information. In
      addition, the company will provide an account of the use that
      has been made or is being made of this information and an
      account of the third parties to which it has been disclosed.

    - An individual will be required to provide sufficient information
      to permit the company to provide an account of the existence,
      use, and disclosure of personal information. The information
      provided will only be used for this purpose.

                                               EMPLOYEE MANUAL
 5.0 - Privacy Policy

 5.9.0 - Individual Access to Your Own
         Personal Information (continued)

    - In providing an account of third parties to which it has disclosed
      personal information about an individual, the company will
      attempt to be as specific as possible. When it is not possible to
      provide a list of the organizations to which it has actually
      disclosed information about an individual, the company will
      provide a list of the organizations to which it may have disclosed
      information about the individual.

    - The company will respond to an individual’s request within a
      reasonable time and at minimal or no cost to the individual.
      The requested information will be provided or made available in
      a form that is generally understandable. For example, if the
      company uses abbreviations or codes to record information, an
      explanation will be provided.

    - When an individual successfully demonstrates the inaccuracy or
      incompleteness of personal information, the company will
      amend the information as required. Depending upon the nature
      of the information challenged, amendment involves the
      correction, deletion, or addition of information. Where
      appropriate, the amended information will be transmitted to
      third parties having access to the Information in question.

    - When a challenge is not resolved to the satisfaction of the
      individual, the company will record the substance of the
      unresolved challenge. When appropriate, the existence of the
      unresolved challenge will be transmitted to third parties having
      access to the information in question.

5.0 - Privacy Policy

5.10.0 - Obtaining Information on Personnel Files

The company’s Group Leads have the authority to access information
from employee files. Any request for specific employee information
must go through the Privacy Officer or an authorized Payroll Officer. The
Production Support and Operations Group Leads may carry out the
request on their own behalf or on behalf of the Area Leads. The
information on file is for the purpose of establishing, maintaining or
terminating a working relationship. The entire file, remains with the
Privacy Officer, who will only disclose details upon approval of the
employee. Only the requested information will be provided with implied
consent of the employee.

Requests for employee information, such as performance reviews,
disciplinary reviews, employment letters or wage information, are
subject to the following protocol:

 - Production, Support and Operations Group Leads direct their requests
to the Privacy Officer or authorized Payroll Officer.
- Cad and Information Services Area Leads direct their requests to the
Production Group Lead.
- Support Area Leads direct their requests to the Support Group Lead.
- Client Leads and Logistics direct their requests to the Operations
Group Lead.

 Employees can also request to directly access their own file to the Privacy
or authorized Payroll Officer. For more information on this protocol,
please refer to “Individual Access To Your Own Personal Information” in
the Privacy Policy.

                                                EMPLOYEE MANUAL
 5.0 - Privacy Policy

 5.11.0 - Challenging Compliance with Crape’s
          Privacy Policies and Practices

 An individual will be able to address a challenge concerning compliance
 with this policy to the Company Privacy Officer.

 Crape Geomatics Corporation will put procedures in place to receive and
 respond to complaints or inquiries about its policies and practices relating
 to the handling of personal information. The complaint procedures will be
 easily accessible and simple to use.

 The company will inform individuals who make inquiries or lodge
 complaints of the existence of relevant complaint procedures. A range of
 these procedures may exist.

 Crape Geomatics Corporation will investigate all complaints. If a
 complaint is found to be justified, the company will take appropriate
 measures, including, if necessary, amending its policies and practices.


6.0 - Payroll
6.0 - Payroll

6.1.0 - General Information

Crape Geomatics Corporation performs all of the payroll functions in-
house, including:

    - Payroll preparation, government reporting and T-4 reporting for
      all employees.
    - Co-coordinating the Group Benefits Package and Group RSP
      Savings Plan with Dean Dyer, Financial Advisor.
    - Administering the Alberta Health Care Group Plan.
    - Workers Compensation coverage for all employees.

6.2.0 - Payroll Frequency and Cut-off

    - Payroll is bi-weekly, paid every second Friday.
    - The cut-off for the pay period is the previous Saturday
      (five day hold-back).
    - Changes or requests by employees should be made no later
      than Monday morning of pay week.

Telephone Lori Costante directly at 514-2268 for requests less than one
week in advance of a payday. If more than one week’s notice is given,
requests can be e-mailed to

                                             EMPLOYEE MANUAL
 6.0 - Payroll

 6.3.0 - Methods of Payment

 6.3.1 - Automatic Deposit
     - The funds are electronically transferred at 12:01am on pay Fridays.
     - New bank account information should be given to the Payroll
       Administrator as soon as possible.
     - A cheque marked “void” is preferred, either hand delivered or

 6.3.2 - Hard Cheque
 Cheques are only produced when:

     - The employee is still in the process of setting up a bank account.
     - Pay adjustments and final pays are needed between regular

 NOTE: Payments made between regular paydays cannot be done
       through automatic bank deposit.

6.0 - Payroll

6.4.0 - General Holidays - Payment

6.4.1 - Survey
    - The Crew Chief records stat holidays on weekly summaries only.
      A daily timesheet is not required.
    - Crew Chiefs and assistants are paid eight hours general
      holiday pay.
    - Hours worked on a paid stat are recorded as overtime.
    - If the Crew Chief is not certain of eligibility*, the Payroll
      Administrator will complete the weekly totals.

6.4.2 - Office
    - No daily timesheet is submitted for office personnel for a stat.
    - The Payroll Administrator ensures all eligible* employees receive
      stat holiday pay.
    - Overtime is paid if stat hours and hours worked exceed 40 for
      the workweek.

    *See “General Holidays and General Holiday Pay” for eligibility.

6.5.0 - Time Off In Lieu (TOIL) Over Time (O/T) - Process

Crape Geomatics has a group O/T agreement with the Survey Crew
Chief Group of Employees. It was drafted in accordance with the Alberta
Employment standards. Crew Chiefs have the option to bank O/T and
take as ToIL at a rate of 1.5 hours for each one hour worked. The O/T
hours are converted to a dollar value at the time of banking. Eighty
regular hours is the maximum allowable bank. If the banked time has
not been used after 6 months, it must be paid out. One month written
notification is required by either party to amend or cancel the group O/T

The Crew Chief will advise the management team of their intention to
take “time off in lieu” prior to taking the time off. It is important to note
that approval to take the requested time off will depend upon current
workload and scheduling.

See “O/T and O/T Pay/TOIL” for more details on O/T.

                                                            EMPLOYEE MANUAL
 6.0 - Payroll

 6.6.0 - Hours of Work - Payment

 See “Timesheets”and/or “Hours of Work”.

 6.7.0 - Advances

 Advances can be accommodated under special circumstances, but are
 strongly discouraged.

 6.7.1 - Pay Advances
     - Senior Management must approve them.
     - Terms of repayment are established with Management prior
       to issue.
     - Payroll advances are not made in the month of December.
     - The cannot be made through automatic bank deposit

 6.7.2 - Expense Advances
 Reimbursable company expense advances are treated as short-term
 loans and are cleared from the books once substantiating receipts are

 6.7.3 - Subsistence Advances
 Subsistence advances are treated as short-term loans and are cleared
 from the books once substantiating meal claims are produced.


7.0 - Benefits
7.0 - Benefits

7.1.0 - Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan (AHCIP)

Alberta Health Care is a publicly administered health care system that
guarantees Albertans receive universal access to medically necessary
hospital and medical services. Coverage is offered through the AHCIP.
The employee through payroll deductions pays for AHCIP.

Questions may be directed to the payroll administrator. Detailed
information is available on the AHCIP web site regarding benefits
coverage, eligibility, enrolment and changing current information.

                                          Alberta Health Website:

7.2.0 - Bereavement Leave

Although there is no legal obligation to provide compensation for
bereavement leave, Crape does provide up to three days paid
bereavement leave to permanent full-time and part-time staff upon the
death of an immediate family member. Immediate family members are
considered to be a spouse/partner, child, mother, father, or sibling(s).

In instances where extensive travel is required, unpaid bereavement
leave may be considered on a case-by-case basis. Individual
circumstances should be discussed with the immediate manager,
supervisor or Crew Chief and if required, receive approval from the

Employees should notify the manager, supervisor or Crew Chief of their
situation as soon as possible and advise the amount of time needed.

                                              EMPLOYEE MANUAL
 7.0 - Benefits

 7.3.0 - Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

 EAP is a confidential, professional assessment, counseling and referral
 service. It is designed to assist permanent employees and their family
 members (eligible dependants are those covered on the employee
 medical plan) dealing with personal problems that may be affecting their
 health or job performance. Crape will pay 100% for up to two hours for
 the initial interview and up to eight hours of counseling.

                                To contact Janus Associates directly call:
                                                   269-9600 (Calgary)

                                     24 Hour EMERGENCY Response:


 7.4.0 - Group Extended Health, Disability, Dental Benefits
         and Life Insurance

 The Sun Life user-friendly web site allows for easy access to your group
 benefits information any time you want it. You will be able to:

     - Sign up for direct deposit.
     - View medical and dental claims information.
     - Update your personal information such as address, phone
       number, etc.
     - Update your E-mail address and password.
     - Print your own Travel Card or Drug Direct Card.
     - Download personalized claims forms.
     - See at a glance when you are eligible for your next preventative
       dental check-up.

7.0 - Benefits

7.4.0 - Group Extended Health, Disability, Dental Benefits
        and Life Insurance (continued)

7.4.1 – Registration is easy
Access the web site at and have your member
ID number and policy number ready. The screen will guide you through
the information. You will receive your access ID number immediately,
and your temporary password will come to you in the mail about one
week later. If you want your password immediately, call the customer
service number shown on the screen. Ask to speak to an Internet
specialist to obtain your temporary password for member on-line

7.5.0 - Health and Wellness Programs

Crape encourages and supports employees to keep themselves healthy
and well. In support of this initiative, employees are encouraged to take
part in a variety of fitness programs.

7.5.1- Gym
Employees have access to a fully equipped gym located on the third floor
of the building 24 hours a day. Employees using the gym are required to
sign the appropriate Waiver Form. These forms are available at
reception and upon completion are returned to reception so the
individual’s security toggle can be programmed to allow access to the

7.5.2 - Personal Trainer
The services of a personal trainer are available should employees need
assistance in designing a suitable program. The trainer takes a proactive
role in ensuring that new employees receive the information on available
programs. Employees are responsible for scheduling their own
appointment(s) with the personal trainer.

                                               EMPLOYEE MANUAL
 7.0 - Benefits

 7.5.0 - Health and Wellness Programs (continued)

 7.5.3 - Long Term Initiatives
 The company sponsors involvement in programs such as the Crape
 Running Group and participates in the Calgary Annual Corporate

 Employees taking part in any of the above activities are required to sign
 the appropriate Waiver Form. Waiver Forms are available at Crape
 reception. After reading and signing the waiver form, it is to be returned
 to the event organizer.

 7.5.4 - Periodic Initiatives
 From time to time Crape will make arrangements for on-site programs,
 i.e. noon hour classes in which an instructor comes on site, the services
 of a massage therapist and various types of workshops that relate to
 health and wellness.

7.0 - Benefits

7.6.0 - Maternity Leave and Parental Leave

Employees must have 52 consecutive weeks of employment with their
employer to be eligible for maternity and/or parental leave.

The birth mother can take up to 52 consecutive weeks of unpaid job-
protected leave. This is made up of 15 weeks maternity leave and 37
weeks of parental leave.

7.6.1 - Parental Leave
Fathers and/or adoptive parents will be eligible for up to 37 consecutive
weeks of parental leave without pay.

Parental leave may be taken by one parent or shared between two
parents but the total combined cannot exceed 37 weeks.

Notice periods for parental leave are similar to maternity leave
notification periods.

                                         Employment Standards:
                                   matadopt.asp MATERNITY LEAVE

                                               EMPLOYEE MANUAL
 7.0 - Benefits

 7.6.0 - Maternity Leave and Parental Leave (continued)

 7.6.2 - Notice Before Leave:
 An employee must give the employer at least six weeks written notice of
 when she intends to start the maternity leave:

     - The employer may request a medical certificate, certifying
       pregnancy and giving an estimated date of delivery.

     - If the employee fails to give the necessary notice, she is still
       entitled to maternity leave if she notifies the employer within
       two weeks of her last day at work and provides a medical

     - If during the 12 weeks immediately before the estimated date
       of delivery, the pregnancy interferes with the performance of
       the employee’s duties, an employer may give written notice
       requiring her to start the maternity leave. The employer will
       provide a Record of Employment based on the actual departure
       date rather than the estimated date given in the notice.

 During this time the employee may be entitled to Employment Insurance
 benefits. It is the employee’s responsibility to contact the Employment
 Insurance office and apply for the benefit. Employment Insurance
 registration can either be completed online, or at the nearest
 Employment Insurance office however, the Record of Employment must
 be delivered in person. The employer will provide a Record of
 Employment for the employee to present to the Employment Insurance

7.0 - Benefits

7.6.0 - Maternity Leave and Parental Leave (continued)

7.6.3 - Notice at End of Leave:
An employee must give four weeks written notice of their intention to:

    - Return to work at the end of the leave.
    - Change their return date.
    - Not return after the leave.

The employee’s position or a position of equal value and pay will be held
for them until completion of the maternity leave.

7.7.0 - Leave Without Pay

Leave without pay must be requested by the employee in writing and
approved by the President.

Employees must initially submit their request in writing to their manager,
supervisor or Crew Chief who will discuss the request with the President.
The request must state the date the leave is to begin and when the
employee is expected to return to work. As much advance notice as
possible must be given. Such requests will be subject to current
workload and employee’s overall performance history.

                                                EMPLOYEE MANUAL
 7.0 - Benefits

 7.8.0 - RRSP Savings Plan

 7.8.1 - General
 The Group Retirement Savings Plan was implemented in 1995 to
 encourage employees to plan for the future. Trimark, AIC, and
 Mackenzie provide investment management services. Senior
 management view the plan as a way to help build a better life through
 long term investing and share the Company’s wealth. Employees make
 the decisions in this simply designed, self-directed plan.

 7.8.2 - Eligibility and Contribution Guidelines
 An Employee MUST achieve full-time permanent status to become
 eligible for the group RRSP.

    - The minimum contribution required by the employee is three
      per cent of base earnings.
    - Base earnings is a constant of 80 regular hours per bi-weekly
      pay period.
    - If employee minimum is met, the employer will contribute two
      per cent of base earnings.
    - The employee may exceed the minimum three per cent, but the
      employer contribution remains constant.
    - The employee contribution may be changed at any time,
      providing five days advance notice is given.
    - The total contributions are remitted to the Group RSP
      Administrator on a monthly basis and invested as specified by
      each employee. Remittances cannot be made to individual
      investment plans.
    - The employee must ensure that combined contributions do not
      exceed his/her individual RRSP limit.
    - Employer contributions “vest” immediately and are not

7.0 - Benefits

7.8.0 - RRSP Savings Plan (continued)

7.8.3 - Taxation
    - Group RRSP contributions are sheltered from Income Tax at
      source, resulting in a larger take-home pay for the employee.
    - The Company portion is a taxable benefit and is subject to CPP
      and EI deductions but is also sheltered from Income Tax. It is
      reported as employment income on the T4s.
    - Receipts are issued by TWC Financial Corp.
    - RRSPs are taxable at the time of redemption.

7.8.4 - Starting Up
When the employee is eligible for benefits, the Payroll Department sends
a memo asking if he/she would like to contribute to the Self-Directed
RSP. Once notified, the Payroll Department sends a start-up package
containing the enrolment forms and the various fund prospectuses. The
employee should return these forms to the Payroll Department as
quickly as possible.

Once received, the Group Financial Advisor, Dean Dyer of Wealth
Strategists, arranges a meeting to provide guidance with investment
choices and finalize the enrolment. Dean then forwards the investment
instructions to the Group RSP Administrator, TWC Financial. Payroll
deductions commence after TWC Financial receives the Investment
Instructions. An eligible employee may request to enroll in the plan at
any time.

                                              EMPLOYEE MANUAL
 7.0 - Benefits

 7.8.0 - RRSP Savings Plan (continued)

 7.8.5 – Contact Information
 Dean Dyer, Financial Advisor
 Phone:            (403) 543-4585
 Toll free phone: (888) 944-0444
 Fax:              (403) 543-1514

 Lori Costante, Payroll Administrator
 Phone (direct)     (403) 514-2268
 Toll free phone: (800) 308-6612
 Fax:               (403) 233-87.20
 Toll free fax:     (800) 805-6579

 Donna Cox, Administration Lead
 Phone (direct)   (403) 514-2266
 Toll free phone: (800) 308-6612
 Fax:             (403) 303-3782
 Toll free fax:   (800) 805-6579

7.0 - Benefits

7.9.0 - Sick Absence Practice

Although Crape has no legal obligation to provide compensation for sick
absence, the company may pay for up to four days per year of sick
absences. Not more than two consecutive days will be paid for at
one time.

Final approval for payment of days taken as sick absence will be at the
discretion of management. Individual work history and circumstances
will be taken into consideration.

Employees are required to advise their manager, Area Lead or Crew Chief
(if not available the Strategy Lead) of their illness before the start time of
the work shift each day they are absent.

Sick absence is not paid in the same week as it is taken.

Refer to Timesheets for further details on reporting sick absence.

7.10.0 - Vision Care Practice

A maximum of $200.00 will be paid for costs incurred for vision care
(glasses/contacts) once every two years. This program is restricted to
employees only and is a taxable benefit.

Employees are to submit the receipt(s) for the expenditure to the payroll
administrator within 30 days of the date of occurrence.

                                                  EMPLOYEE MANUAL
 7.0 - Benefits

 7.11.0 - Compassionate Family Care Policy

 The purpose of this policy is to provide income support and job
 protection to those employees who take time off work to care for
 gravely ill family members.

 In accordance with the Canada Labor Code, employees are entitled to a
 period of up to eight weeks’ leave to provide care or support to a family
 member who has been certified by a qualified medical practitioner,
 stating that the family member has a serious medical condition with the
 serious risk of death within 26 weeks from the day the certificate was
 issued; or if the leave commenced before the certificate was issued, the
 day the leave was commenced.

 A “family member” refers to a spouse or common-law partner, a child
 of the employee or a child of the employee’s spouse or common-law
 partner, a parent of the employee or a spouse or common-law partner
 of the parent.

 A period of six weeks compassionate family care leave will be viewed as a
 benefit under the Employment Insurance Act. This benefit rate is 55% of
 the employee’s average insured earnings up to a maximum amount of
 $413 per week. The Employment Insurance is taxable income, meaning
 federal taxes will be deducted.

 Crape Geomatics Corporation considers the provisions for
 compassionate leave benefits as similar to the existing maternity and
 parental leave benefits. In this regard, employees are required to show
 that their regular weekly earnings have been decreased by 40% with a
 Record of Employment. They would also be required to show that they
 have accumulated 600 insured hours in the last 52 weeks or since their
 last claim; this period is called the qualifying period.

7.0 - Benefits

7.12.0- Workers’ Compensation

7.12.1 - General Information
Worker’s Compensation is a not-for-profit mutual disability insurance
system set up under the Alberta Workers’ Compensation Act that
protects the employer and its workers against the impact of work
injuries. The WCB is not a provincial government department but an
independent organization. Workers are covered from the first day of
employment regardless of age, whether they are full-time, part-time,
temporary, or casual worker.

7.12.2 - Reporting Work Related Injuries
If an injury occurs on the job, the employee must:

    - Get medical help immediately if needed.
    - Notify management about the accident and injuries as soon
      as possible.
    - Inform the Doctor who treats the injury that it happened while
      on the job.
    - Complete a Worker’s Report of Injury if the injury or injuries:

        - Cause or are likely to cause absence from work beyond the
          day of the accident.
        - Require modified work beyond the day of injury.
        - Require on-going medical treatment (including chiropractic,
          physiotherapy, acupuncture, etc.).
        - May result in a permanent disability (amputations, hearing
          loss, etc.).

                                               EMPLOYEE MANUAL
 7.0 - Benefits

 7.13.0 - Workers’ Compensation (continued)

 7.13.1 - Useful Numbers:
 Reporting an injury
 Within Alberta:      (780) 498-4697
 Toll free:                 310-0000
 Fax:                 (780) 427-5863

 Outside of Alberta:
 Toll free:                 (800) 661-9608

 Claims Information
 Calgary:                   (403) 517-6000
 Fax:                       (403) 517-6201

 Edmonton:                  (780) 498-3999
 Fax:                       (780) 498-7999

 For further details see:

 Field:   Field Safe Work Process manual – Accident/Incident Investigation

 Office: Office Safe Work Process manual – Safety Performance

                                             For detailed information,
                                        handbooks, claim forms, go to:


                             8.0 - Compensation
8.0 - Compensation

8.1.0 - Bonus Structure
(in progress)

8.2.0 - Job Profiles and Evaluations
( in progress)

8.3.0 - Employee Review Process

The company is committed to the personal development of its staff.
Each employee has clearly defined roles, responsibilities and objectives
consistent with Crape Geomatics Corporation’s goals.

Progress against these objectives will be monitored by means of ongoing
reviews between the employee and the relevant leader. Your
performance will be formally reviewed on a annual basis. Employees
who cannot be reviewed due to maternity or sick leave will be reviewed
when they return to work.

With the Performance management system, the company ensures that
not only performance reviews take place on a regular basis, but also that
succession planning and accountability is addressed. The opportunity is
given to talk openly about problems and achievements, and to discuss
accountability objectives, training or coaching requirements.

With reference to the Privacy Act, for the purposes of establishing a
complete review, your colleagues, peers and others you interact with
may be asked for their feedback. The information contained in the
review may be used for providing constructive feedback, identifying
areas of potential improvement and salary purposes. The appraiser
consents to providing the evaluation to the employee in question as well
as the employee's lead.

This information will be kept confidential in your personal file and
accessed by yourself and the Strategy group leaders.

Salary reviews and bonus allocations will take place separate from
review periods. These would be addressed during the company’s
financial year-end.
                                               EMPLOYEE MANUAL
                                                                         General Holidays & Related Pay

              General Holidays & Related Pay   9.0 - General Holidays & Related Pay
9.0 - General Holiday & General Holiday Pay

9.1.0 - Eligibility

To qualify for a day off with pay for a general holiday the employee:

Must have worked 30 days in the 12-month period preceding the
holiday prior to taking the day off.

The holiday must fall on a regular working day

9.1.1 - Full-Time Permanent
Receive full pay for all general holidays providing the above guidelines
have been met

9.1.2 - Part-time Permanent
Must have worked a minimum of five of the last nine days on the day of
the week on which the holiday falls.

There is no holiday entitlement if an employee is absent on the last
regular working day preceding the general holiday, or the first regular
working day following the general holiday unless the President has
granted prior approval.

9.2.0 - Paid Holidays Recognized at Crape

    New Year’s Day
    Family Day
    Good Friday
    Victoria Day
    Canada Day
    Labor Day
    Thanksgiving Day
    Christmas Day

Remembrance Day – the office is open on November 11th. A day in lieu
of may be taken in conjunction with the Christmas holidays or New
Year’s Day. The manager, supervisor or Crew Chief must approve the
selected day off.
                                                 EMPLOYEE MANUAL
 9.0 - General Holiday & General Holiday Pay

 9.3.0 - Requesting Vacation

 All vacation requests are e-mailed to the Payroll Administrator, who
 forwards them to the appropriate individuals. The Payroll Administrator
 will notify the employee when the vacation request has been approved.

 9.4.0 - Unpaid Holidays

 With approval, Alberta Heritage Day and Boxing Day may be taken as a
 vacation day(s) or time in lieu.

 A memo is normally circulated at the beginning of each year with the
 specific dates of each general holiday.

                                Employment Standards web site:

 Refer to “Payroll” to report hours for payment of General Holidays

                           Hours of Work

Hours of Work
                10.0 - Hours of Work
10.0 - Hours of Work

10.1.0 - Permanent Positions

Full – time:
    Survey Staff       8 to 10 hours per day
    Office Staff       8 hours per day

    Survey Staff       8 To 10 hours per day
    Office Staff       As required

10.2.0 - Temporary Positions

Summer Students:       As required
Work-term Students:    As required
Weekend Workers:       As required

                               Employment Standards web site:

Refer to “Timesheets” for reporting daily and weekly hours worked.

                                               EMPLOYEE MANUAL
                                           Over Time & Related Pay

11.0 - Over Time & Related Pay - 11.0   & Related Pay
11.0 - Over Time and Over Time Pay

11.1.0- Over Time Eligibility

Hourly employees are paid at a rate of 1.5 times the regular rate of pay.
Computation of overtime hours depends on the employee’s position.

Survey Staff:
   Crew Chief                              over 8 hours per day

    Survey Assistant                       over 10 hours per day and over 191
                                           regular hours in a calendar month *

Office Staff:
    Full-time                              over 40 hours per week

    Part-time                              over 40 hours per week

    Salaried (Mgrs/Supervisors)            N/A

* A monthly over-time adjustment is paid to any survey assistant who works more than 191
regular hours in a ‘calendar’ month. This adjustment is paid in the following month. The
formula for calculating the adjustment is:

(regular hours worked – 191) x (over-time rate of pay) / (3) = monthly overtime adjustment

In the event of an incomplete calendar month of employment, the
over time adjustment on the final pay is based on 8 hours per day or 44
hours per week for the partial month.

Refer to “Payroll” and “Timesheet” sections for more detail on reporting
and payment of hours.

                                                          EMPLOYEE MANUAL
 11.0 - Over Time and Over Time Pay

 11.2.0 - Time off in Lieu of Overtime - Crew Chiefs

 Crape Geomatics has a group overtime agreement with Survey Crew
 Chiefs, in accordance with Alberta Employment Standards. Crew Chiefs
 have the option to bank O/T and take as TOIL at a rate of 1.5 hours for
 each one hour worked. The O/T hours are converted to a dollar value at
 the time of banking. Eighty regular hours is the maximum allowable
 bank. If the banked time has not been used after 6 months, it must be
 paid out. One month written notification is required by either party to
 amend or cancel the group over-time agreement.

 The Crew Chief will advise the management team of their intention to
 take “time off in lieu” prior to taking the time off. It is important to note
 that approval to take the requested time off will depend upon current
 workload and scheduling.

                     Employment Standards Overtime web-site:

                                                           Vacations & Related Pay

12.0 - Vacations & Related Pay   Vacations & Related Pay
12.0 - Vacations and Vacation Pay

12.1.0 - Eligibility

Vacation is calculated from the anniversary date of employment with
Crape. Vacation is accrued throughout the year and taken as outlined
below, or paid out on each pay period at 4%, 6% or 8% of an
employee’s gross (does not include overtime pay, general holiday pay,
pay in lieu of notice of termination or an unearned bonus) earnings.
Accrual of vacation or payout of vacation is dependent on the position in
which the employee is working, and is explained during the new hire

12.2.0 - Entitlement

Vacation entitlement is administered within Employment Standards

    2 weeks with pay upon the completion of 1 year of employment.
    3 weeks with pay upon the completion of 5 years of employment.
    4 weeks with pay upon the completion of 10 years of employment.

According to Employment Standards, employers must give vacation in
one unbroken period unless the employee requests to take their
vacation in shorter periods. This is permissible as long as vacation taken
is a minimum of one day in length. Such requests are to be in writing and
approved by the manager, supervisor, or Crew Chief. If an employee
leaves the company, and has taken vacation that has not been accrued,
such vacation will be deducted from the employee’s final pay. If vacation
has not been taken the accrued amount outstanding will be paid to the
employee in the final pay.

                               Employment Standards web site:

                                               EMPLOYEE MANUAL

13.0 - Timesheets
13.0 - Timesheets

13.1.0 - General Information

Field Daily Timesheets are sometimes referred to as Daily Work Reports.
Many people scrutinize these reports including the client; therefore,
legibility, accuracy and completeness are a must. Daily Timesheets are
used to:

   - Update the Project Supervisor on job progress, costs to date and
     recoverable expenses such as equipment rentals.
   - Prepare invoices for clients on a weekly basis.
   - Prepare payroll on a bi-weekly basis.

Survey Weekly Time and Expense Reports Are Used to:

   - Verify all dailies are data entered before running the week’s
     billing report.
   - Confirm hours and meals billed agree with those paid to
     the employee.
   - Process amounts owing to the employee for reimbursable

                                             EMPLOYEE MANUAL
13.0 - Timesheets

13.2.0 - Field Procedures

13.2.1 - Daily Timesheets
All Daily Timesheets are data entered every morning, so they must be
faxed to the office at the end of each workday. Multiple jobs on the same
day require a separate Timesheet, even if they are for the same client.

When properly completed, a Daily Timesheet presents the information in
a precise manner. All fields are important and most are self-explanatory.
Attention is given to detail, including:

    - First and last names of personnel. Initials are not adequate for
      data entry.
    - Hotel information. Record on each daily, even for multiple jobs
      on the same day.
    - Odometer section. Complete start, end and total kms.
    - All meals* are to be recorded on the first Timesheet for the day
    - Equipment owners. Record including Crape Geomatics as owner
      when applicable.
    - Record Quad and Vehicle numbers on each Timesheet.
    - GPS: RTK usage. Indicate by a check mark only.
    - Third party rentals are shown in “Other Equipment”. Also fax in
      rental invoice.
    - Time, always record as a multiple of ¼ hour (NEVER 1/3).

*Meals are paid for when the worker is away from the home-base and according to the
following guidelines:

   First day out:                      Full day out:                        Last day out:

      supper                            three meals                        breakfast & lunch

                       (A supper meal is paid if either the last day out
                    or a day worked from home base exceeds 12 hours.)

13.0 - Timesheets

13.3.0 -Weekly Time and Expense Summary

The Crape Geomatics workweek is calculated from Sunday to Saturday.
Fax Weekly Time and Expense Summaries to the office no later than
Sunday evening. The Equipment Rental Invoice, if applicable,
accompanies them. This allows two days for the supervisors and
administration team to process them and meet the billing and payroll

The Crew Chief completes one Weekly for himself and one for each
assistant working with him that week. An assistant is either a Survey
Assistant or another Crew Chief acting as a Survey Assistant. A detailed
receipt accompanies any Company expense the employee is claiming for
reimbursement. A properly completed Weekly Time and Expense
Summary includes:

    - Full name of each individual worker.
    - Beginning and end date plus the date on each day.
    - The Crew Chief as Supervisor on each Survey Assistant’s weekly.
    - Total hours worked per job, regular hours and overtime hours in
      the far right column.
    - Each meal checked, with a total count in the far right column.
    - Details of any reimbursable expense, with the GST separated out.
    - Job number of any expense that can be recovered from
      the client.

                                             EMPLOYEE MANUAL
13.0 - Timesheets

13.4.0 - Office Procedures

13.4.1 - Daily Timesheets
All employees who have time that may be billable to the client must
complete Office Daily Timesheets. At the end of each workday, it is each
employee’s responsibility to submit his/her Timesheet to the
Administration department where it is data entered into Timeslips for
invoice to the client and recorded on a summary sheet for bi-weekly

Daily Timesheets are an important source document; therefore, legibility,
accuracy and completeness are a must. Employee guidelines:

    - Salaried employees record only billable hours.
    - Hourly employeesrecord all hours worked.
    - All employees must complete “From” and “To” times for each
      job and record time in multiples of ¼ hour for each job.
    - Missing Daily Timesheets will result in lost pay.

13.5.0 - Weekly Timesheets

Hourly employees having no billable time must complete office Weekly
Timesheets. At the end of each workweek, it is the responsibility of the
employee to submit his/her Timesheet to the Administration department
where it is used for payroll preparation. The Weekly Timesheet includes:

    - A record of the “From” and “To” times of hours worked for
      morning and afternoon.
    - An explanation for any significant amount of overtime worked.
    - Total time for the day recorded in multiples of ¼ hour.
    - Missing weekly Timesheets will result in lost pay.


To top