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Health & Safety

Banff Centre has a Health and Safety program in place that follows these guiding principles:

  • Reduce incidents and accidents
  • Improve safe work practices
  • Promote communication and improve attitudes on health and safety throughout Banff Centre
  • Provide the necessary tools and systems to build and maintain a healthy and safe work environment

If you are working with hazardous materials (solids, liquids, or gases), operating power tools, or doing rigging during your residency, inform yourself about safety requirements. A mandatory studio orientation by your facilitator/program delivery specialist covers health, safety, and studio equipment training prior to access.

You are responsible for understanding and following safe work practices (SWP), personal protective equipment (PPE), and the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS). You are required to supply your own approved safety footwear if requested by your department.

All accidents, incidents, or near-misses must be reported to your program coordinator or supervisor and an incident report completed. If needed, a WCB Report will also be completed; this must be submitted within 24 hours of an incident.

Health and Safety Policy


Board Governance

Human Resources

Violence and Harassment

Violence and Harassment Policy

Violence and Harassment Procedure (under review)

Gender-Based and Sexual Violence

Gender-Based and Sexual Violence Policy

Gender-Based and Sexual Violence Procedure (under review)

Financial Management

Information Management

Security Services

Banff Centre's Security Services handles complaint investigations, on-site escorts, first response in emergencies, and protection against fire, theft, vandalism, wildlife, and illegal activity. Security Services ensures compliance in illegal drug and alcohol legislation, addresses environmental concerns, and risk management.

Security Services has a partnership with the local police, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), and also assists the Parks Canada Warden Service in monitoring the activity and protection of wildlife.

Contact Security by dialling '0' or '7777' on any Banff Centre phone in the event of an emergency. Security is on campus 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and is here to assist you. You can also reach them on their 24 hour cell phone 403.760.0098.

Fighting Against Forced Labour and Child Labour in Supply Ch

Contact Us 

For more information about policies and procedures, please contact the Policy Office: 

Policy Office

107 Tunnel Mountain Drive
Box 1020, Stn. 43
Banff, Alberta
T1L 1H5 Canada