New weigh scale safety procedures aim to protect workers

Safety Alert Type: 
Grand Forks, BC
Date of Incident / Close Call: 
Company Name: 
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

A log truck driver left the scales without following correct procedures, putting a Weighmaster at risk. Drivers must not get in their cabs when a worker is on the scales.

Learnings and Suggestions: 

A cone will be placed outside of driver’s door upon arrival (see photo in attached pdf). Driver may not move the cone or leave the scales until the Weighmaster/Scaler determines the area is clear and removes the cone.

For more information on this submitted alert: 

J. Walker Scaling Ltd. (250-574-0802) or Ron Last (778-206-4082)

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