BC Forest Safety Council and industry partners host educational sessions aimed at reducing log truck rollovers -- NEW SESSIONS!

PRINCE GEORGE & NANAIMO, May 14, 2014 – The BC Forest Safety Council (BCFSC) is hosting several sessions of the rollover prevention seminar, Anatomy of a Rollover, throughout BC. The presenter, Grant Aune, of Advantage Fleet Services, has more than 32 years of commercial vehicle incident investigation and accident reconstruction experience. His three-hour presentations, designed specifically for log truck drivers, loader operators and forest supervisors, discuss the five main causes of rollovers and the steps drivers and loader operators can take to prevent them from occurring.

“Grant really hits home the point that each truck load of logs is different and even small changes in height, weight or speed can affect handling characteristics and the probability of a rollover”, says Dustin Meierhofer, Transportation and Northern Safety Director, BCFSC.

The sessions are scheduled for:

May 20 – Cranbrook
Heritage Inn (803 Cranbrook Street North)
9am to 12pm

May 21 – Fort St. John
North Peace Cultural Centre (10015 100th Ave.)
9am to 12pm

May 24 – Squamish
Sea to Sky Hotel and Conference Centre (40330 Tantalus Road)
9am to 12pm

May 29 – Mackenzie
Mackenzie Recreation Complex (400 Skeena Dr.)
9am to 12pm

May 31 – Duncan
Travelodge Duncan (140 Trans-Canada Highway)
9am to 12pm

June 1 – Campbell River
Painters Lodge (1625 McDonald Rd)
9am to 12pm

June 3 – Houston
Houston Community Hall (2302 Butler Ave.)
9 am to 12 pm

“Thanks to the generosity of our local sponsors, we are able to offer these sessions free of charge”, says Meierhofer. Sponsors include Canfor, Conifex, Cariboo Chilcotin Truck Compliance Committee, Interfor, Interior Logging Association, Mount Milligan Mine, R. Clauson Logging Ltd., Safety/Health Awareness Research Program (SHARP), Tolko Industries, TransCanada, and Truck Loggers Association.

Registration is recommended for each session, however, drop-ins are welcome. Please call 1-877-324-1212 or email training@bcforestsafe.org for registration information, or to learn more.

About BCFSC:
The British Columbia Forest Safety Council was created in September 2004 as a not-for-profit society dedicated to promoting safety in the forest industry. The organization provides training, information, guidance, safety advisor advocacy, safety reviews and audits to industry. The focus is on preventing fatalities and injuries by helping all industry participants implement best practice for improving safety performance. This covers all forest resource management activities from planning, timber development, harvesting, transportation and reforestation. Safety is GOOD business.

Dustin Meierhofer, BCFSC: (Prince George): 250-562-3215
or Pam Agnew, BCFSC: (Nanaimo): 250-824-5186

May 14, 2014
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