WorkSafeBC Forestry Covid Guidelines

Important information is available online about the requirements that licensees, employers and sub-contractors must adhere to in order to minimize the risk of COVID-19. All CFA holders should have a COVID-19 safety plan in place. WorksafeBC has a page dedicated to the forest industry with the information in one place.

Highlights:

  • Every employer is required to have a COVID-19 safety plan that assesses the risk of exposure at their workplace and implements measures to keep their workers safe. If a formal plan is not already in place prior to operation, you are expected to develop it while protecting the safety of your workers.
  • To help you develop your plan, the pages in the WorksafeBC BC website above provide information and resources on keeping workers safe in industries that have been providing essential services since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak. The pages will continue to be updates, but you can also refer to COVID-19 and returning to safe operationfor additional information, including a template for a COVID-19 Safety Plan.
  • WorkSafeBC will be reviewing plans of individual employers during their inspections of your workplace. Please be reminded that in accordance with the order of the Provincial Health Officer, this plan must be posted at the worksite. During a WorkSafeBC inspection, we will ask employers about the steps they have taken to protect their workers and to see the plan if it has been developed.