2017 SAFE Companies Town Halls

Come share your views and ask questions

YOU are invited to come have a coffee/tea, meet Cherie Whelan, Director SAFE Companies, and provide your feedback on everything to do with SAFE Companies and safety in forestry in BC.

With the proposed formation of a volunteer-run SAFE Companies Advisory Committee (SCAC) – and thank you all to the more than 50 folks who have put their hands up to help – we need your input on what you want to see SCAC achieve and how you want to see the SAFE Companies program further improved. You will also be able to tell the BC Forest Safety Council (BCFSC) your thoughts on WorkSafeBC’s proposed new Certificate of Recognition (COR) Policy so that we can ensure that WorkSafeBC receives the best feedback to help shape final policy and regulation.

Most importantly it’s an opportunity for you to talk directly to the head of SAFE Companies and share all your thoughts on the audit tools, audit submission process, audit review and feedback, verification visits, resource packages and tools, BCFSC onsite support, and anything else that is important to you to getting yourself and your crews to work and home safely every day.

The last town halls hosted by the BCFSC were three years ago. This year we will be hosting 22 town hall meetings to hear from you. These meetings are in addition to the online survey that was sent out to each SAFE Company earlier this year.

Town Hall Dates & Locations*

Date/Start Time City Location
April 18, 2017 - 2 pm Smithers Prestige Hudson Bay Lodge
3251 E Highway 16
April 18, 2017 - 7 pm Houston Houston Senior Centre
3250 - 14th Street
April 19, 2017 - 7 pm Fort St James The View Hotel
309 Stuart Drive W
April 20, 2017 - 7 pm Quesnel Best Western Plus Tower Inn
500 Reid Street - banquet room
April 24, 2017 - 7 pm Prince George Prestige Treasure Cove Hotel
2005 Highway 97 S
April 25, 2017 - 7 pm Fort St John Pomeroy Hotel
11308 Alaska Road - Sterling Ballroom
April 26, 2017 - 7 pm Dawson Creek Stonebridge Hotel
500 Highway 2
April 27, 2017 - 7 pm Chetwynd Pomeroy Inn & Suites
5200 N Access Road
May 1, 2017 - 7 pm Abbotsford Quality Hotel & Conference Centre
36035 N Parallel Road
May 2, 2017 - 7 pm Williams Lake Best Western Hotel
1850 Broadway Avenue S
May 3, 2017 - 7 pm Kamloops Coast Kamloops Hotel & Conference Centre
1250 Rogers Way
May 4, 2017 - 1 pm Vernon Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites
4716 - 34th Street
May 4, 2017 - 7 pm Vernon Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites
4716 - 34th Street
May 8, 2017 - 7 pm Vancouver Blue Horizon Hotel
1225 Robson Street
May 10, 2017 - 7 pm Nanaimo Coast Bastion Hotel
11 Bastion Street
May 15, 2017 - 7 pm Princeton Princeton & District Skills Centre
206 Vermilion Avenue
May 16, 2017 - 7 pm Cranbrook Prestige Rocky Mountain Resort
209 Van Horne Street S
May 17, 2017 - 7 pm Grand Forks Grand Forks Curling Club
7230 - 21st Street
May 18, 2017 - 7 pm Kelowna Ramada Kelowna Hotel & Conference Centre
2170 Harvey Avenue
May 25, 2017 - 1-3 pm Port Alberni Pacific Coast University for Workplace Health Sciences
4755 Cherry Creek Road
May 30, 2017 - 7 pm Campbell River Coast Discovery Inn
975 Shoppers Row
May 31, 2017 - 7 pm Powell River Powell River Town Centre Hotel
4660 Joyce Avenue
June 1, 2017 - 7 pm Port McNeill Black Bear Resort Hotel
1812 Campbell Way

* Town halls will run for two hours.

Questions? 

We are here to help. Email us at SafeCo@bcforestsafe.org or call us toll free 1-877-741-1060, Monday to Friday, 8 am – 5 pm PT.

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