Health & Safety

It is NOTRA's policy to provide a safe and healthful work environment for all its employees. NOTRA considers no phase of operations or administration to be of greater importance than the prevention of injury and occupational illness. Every occupational illness, accident, and injury is avoidable, and NOTRA makes every reasonable effort to reduce the possibility of any occurring.

The company believes in two fundamental principles of safety: all accidents, injuries and occupational illnesses are preventable and reducible. To put these principles into practice, every employee receives the appropriate training, equipment, and other resources necessary to complete assigned tasks in a safe and efficient manner.

NOTRA has established, documented, implemented and maintains an all encompassing Safety Management System (SMS) that establishes the work practices, health, safety, accident, and fire protection standards and procedures necessary to help ensure protection of NOTRA personnel and subcontractors. The SMS is a living document and it is modified by NOTRA's Health and Safety Manager as project conditions change.


NOTRA utilizes a combination of experienced personnel, a thorough safety training regime and adherence to all applicable Provincial and Federal Safety Regulations.

Quality Management

NOTRA has established, documented, implemented and maintains a Quality Management System (QMS) that continually improves its effectiveness in accordance with the requirements of the ISO 9001:2015 QMS Standard. Since 1995, NOTRA's QMS has been validated on an annual basis by the Canadian General Standard's Board.


Quality is the responsibility of all NOTRA employees, and it affects every aspect of the company's work. All personnel are accountable for the quality of their individual assignments and functional responsibilities.

Security & Controlled Goods


NOTRA maintains the appropriate levels of personnel and facility security screening levels through the Canadian & International Industrial Security Directorate (CIISD). 


In addition to this, NOTRA is also registered with the Controlled Goods Program (CGP), which is mandatory for any company to examine, posses or transfer controlled goods. The CGP is a domestic industrial security program administered by the Department of Public Works & Government Services Canada (PWGSC). The objective of the program is to safeguard controlled goods in Canada and prevent controlled goods from being access by unauthorized persons.

About Us

Since 1995, NOTRA has provided expert solutions in the fields of Explosives Management, Geophysics and Project Management. NOTRA is headquartered in Ottawa with offices in Toronto and Vernon and our team of more than fifty includes experienced Project Managers, Geophysicists, Bomb Disposal Specialists, GPS/GIS Technicians and Project Support personnel.


NOTRA has demonstrated the ability to field multiple fully equipped and qualified Explosives Clearance and Geophysical Survey teams within hours to remote locations.  As such, NOTRA is currently the Canadian Department of National Defence's selected consultant for Emergency Response and Time Critical Services related to Explosives and Geophysics issues.  NOTRA has worked on numerous active Canadian Forces Bases, Legacy Sites and former conflict areas with the objective of making locations both safer and useable. Through the delivery of its solutions, NOTRA has:

  • Successfully and Safely completed hundreds of projects
  • Assessed, surveyed and cleared thousands of hectares of land
  • Destroyed/Disposed of > 10,000 explosive items
  • Removed hundreds of thousands of kilograms of munitions items

NOTRA’s focus remains:

  • Health, Safety & Environmental Protection
  • Quality Services & Deliverables
  • Honesty & Integrity
  • Long Term Client Relationships
  • Internationally Proven Business Management Practices


NOTRA recognizes and appreciates that its success is only assured through its clear contribution to the achievement of its clients' success. Helping its clients complete projects on time and budget with quality deliverables and expert resources, and being invited back time and again, is the reason NOTRA exists today.

Corporate Social Responsibility

Business and society are interdependent. The well-being of one depends on the well-being of the other and NOTRA makes every effort to practice Corporate Social Responsibility. NOTRA strives to carefully balance economic, environmental, social, health and cultural requirements through the delivery of its services. Examples include:


  • Complying with Workplace Safety Insurance Board standards
  • Complying with rules of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
  • Maintaining Professional and Commercial Liability Insurance 
  • Minimizing its impact on the environment
  • Providing health benefits for its staff and their families
  • Promoting training and skills development among its workforce
  • Recycling waste materials in a responsible manner 
  • Supporting local charities
  • Respecting the cultural traditions of Canada's First Nations who we work with extensively