Radio channels: Is yours the right one?

Safety Alert Type: 
Resource Roads
near Houston, BC
Date of Incident / Close Call: 
Company Name: 
Tom Neufeld Trucking Ltd.
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

An employee of Tom Neufeld Trucking Ltd. was driving home after work; he switched to channel 18 on the radio.

The employee drove for approximately 10-15 minutes and met a few vehicles he thought were failing to call their kilometres. At that time he noticed that he was on the wrong bank of channels; he should have been on channel RR18 instead of channel 18.

Learnings and Suggestions: 

When changing channels always ensure you are on the correct bank.

For additional information about radio channels for resource roads, view the BC Forest Safety Council’s Resource Road Radio Channels Bulletin: http://www.bcforestsafe.org/node/2878

For more information on resource road radio channel use contact: Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development District Engineer within your area via Service BC 1-800-663-7867 or the BC Forest Safety Council’s Transportation Safety Program 1-877-741-1060.

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