Nanaimo, BC – The latest resource road video released this week showcases the correct use of radio calling procedures on resource and forest service roads. Radio Use and Road Calling Procedures video
A new Resource Road Orientation video is now available on the BCFSC Youtube channel at this link
A new resource has been developed by the BC Forest Safety Council (BCFSC)
The complex nature of the Prime Contractor process and the common misunderstandings related to its application can have implications for worker safety and lead to Woodlot Licence and Community Forest Agreement holders being exposed to potential liabilities. Often, these liability risks are tied to the omission or execution of some key aspect of the Prime Contractor process. The process controls, identified in the document, aid the Owner in confirming and recording information related to contractor qualifications, identification of Owner and Prime Contractor responsibilities, the transfer of site plan and hazard information and ongoing communication.
This document summarizes actions required by the owner to address worker safety and mitigate risks related to safety incidents or violations of safety legislation.
In BC, each community forest licensee has a responsibility to have a safety plan in place to guide forest management activities on their tenure area. Recognizing that tenure holders manage those operations in a range of ways, the Woodlot Licence and Community Forest Agreement Safety Committee of the BC Forest Safety Council has developed three safety plan templates based on the type of work being conducted and who is doing the work. Each template provides guidance and resources (checklists, example forms, links) that will help community forest agreement holders build a new safety plan or enhance their existing program. If you are interested in becoming SAFE Certified, these templates will also assist you in pursuing that objective.
How many hats did you wear today? Did you know that as a small licence holder you have multiple
Everyone in the forest industry needs to be qualified to do their work safely. This includes anyone doing the work of being a prime contractor.
There are also legal obligations attached to your role as a director, officer or board member of the
organization (e.g. first nations, private company, municipality) that holds the tenure. There are two
main sources – occupational health and safety (OHS) legislation and the Criminal Code.
Health and Safety Responsibilities of Directors and Board MembersDirector and Board Member OHS Responsibilities Updated 21_Final
Worker – 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 operatorWorker OHS Responsibilities Updated 21_Final