Safety at TransAlta

Safe, reliable, and incident-free operations are critical to our success

We’re committed to protecting the public, the environment, the company’s physical assets, and the physical, psychological, and social well-being of our people. Meeting this commitment is a corporate responsibility for TransAlta and the personal responsibility of each employee and contractor working on our behalf.  

See our Total Safety Management Policy for more information.  

Our Safety Principles

At TransAlta, we believe that

  • The only production is safe production
  • We do not start work until it is safe to do so
  • Everyone has the authority and responsibility to stop unsafe work
  • Mistakes often result from well-meaning behaviors intended to get the job done
  • Leader response to mistakes directly impacts the culture of both learning and accountability
  • Our processes enable us to predict, prevent or manage most error-prone situations 
  • We maintain our systems and processes to manage uncertain operational outcomes
  • We work together to create a learning, engaged and collaborative team
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Our Life Saving Rules

TransAlta has adopted Energy Safety Canada’s ten Life Saving Rules. They support a consistent approach in the prevention of serious injuries and fatalities.


  • Confined Space
  • Working at Height
  • Work Authorization
  • Energy Isolation
  • Bypassing Safety Controls
  • Driving
  • Hot Work
  • Safe Mechanical Lifting
  • Line of Fire
  • Fit for Duty

Sustainability Targets & Performance

Our sustainability targets support the long-term success of our business. Our targets outline our ESG commitments including climate change, diversity, and water use. This helps us manage key and emerging sustainability issues and improves our performance in these areas.

Learn more

Contractors can complete safety orientations and access safety documents through our contractor access portal.

Go to Contractor Access Portal