Do you know what your safety responsibilities are? According to BC’s safety laws, different parties have different roles and responsibilities for work that occurs on a community forest or woodlot licence area.
Time to tell us what you think—and win a gift card! Did you know: Forest Safety News (FSN) has been produced for five years?
Trails in BC have a valuable role in our heritage, livelihoods and recreation.
The BC Forest Safety Council’s program development manager, Gerard Messier RPF… presentation on the potential hazards posed by wildfire and beetle-kill stands.
Are you logging near powerlines? Recent incidents in BC’s forest industry, in which trees being felled have contacted energized transmission lines, have led to the creation of some new documents by BC Hydro.
The Woodlot License and Community Forest Agreement Safety Committee with the BC Forest Safety Council has developed a resource of additional considerations when working on land that has been affected by wildfires.
A person who has entered into or works under a contract of hiring, written or oral, express or implied, including:
i) Those persons undergoing training or probationary work specified or stipulated by the employer as a preliminary to employment
ii) an independent operator
An eye opener!
By Mark Churchill, RFT
Prior to attending the Small Employer OHS Training Course, I was probably like most people and thought that I knew what was required to provide a safe work site and what safety concerns to discuss when hiring a contractor to conduct some silviculture work,
Health and Safety Responsibilities of Directors and Board Members
In practical terms, safety is about doing what you can do to make sure the people that work on your woodlot or community’s forest make it home safely.
Are you an employer?
“Employer” includes every person or company having under contract of hiring, written or oral, express or implied, a person engaged in work in or about an industry.
“prime contractor” means, in relation to a multiple-employer workplace,
(a) the directing contractor, employer or other person who enters into a written agreement with the owner of that workplace to be the prime contractor,
Know your responsibility for safety as a small licence holder
How many hats did you wear today? Did you know that as a small licence holder you have multiple responsibilities?