Safety Publications

Safety Publications

Logging Near Powerlines

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 documents by BC
Hydro. These documents support discussions with forest companies/ harvesting contractors to
ensure obligations to identify the hazardous areas associated with harvesting near powerlines are
addressed.

Logging Near Powerlines

Trail Use in BC – Who is Liable?

Trails in BC have a valuable role in our heritage, livelihoods and recreation. Users range from school
kids, tourists, hikers, bikers and skiers to hunters and berry pickers. Question: If one of those users is
injured while using a trail that’s on your woodlot or community forest, will the licence holder be
held liable?

Trail Use in BC – Who is Liable?

Do you know your safety responsibilities?

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 license area. This table summarizes those responsibilities. Be aware that you can have more than one set of responsibilities (e.g. be both owner and the employer).

Safety Responsibilities