Other organizations offer safety-oriented training for forest workers. The Council has endorsed the courses listed below as meeting several basic requirements, including:
ATV / UTV Operator Training
This course is directed at silviculture but is useful for other forestry operations where quads are utilized. See Western Silvicultural Contractors' Association training website www.wscacourses.ca.
WorkSafeBC - Supervising For Safety
Meeting Your Workplace Safety Obligations and Becoming a More Effective Supervisor
This free course offers you 24-7 access to high-quality safety materials. It also allows you to select the topics you want to explore and proceed at your own pace.
Hosted on www.supervisingforsafety.com.
Note: The following courses are not Council-endorsed but are provided for information to assist employers in meeting their training obligations. The Council accepts no responsibility for the accuracy of the information contained on external links.
Bear Awareness Training
For more information contact Dan Nicholson, RFT at 1-250-233-8797 or Dan.Nicholson@geoterra.net
CNIB Industrial Eye Safety Workshop
Hazards to eye safety and associated injuries are common in the forest industry. This 90-minute CNIB workshop will provide you and your staff with information on how to eliminate the causes of injury to eyesight. To read more click here.
To book a workshop at your company click here.
Wildlife Danger Tree Assessor's Courses
Three modules of the Wildlife/Danger Tree Assessor's Course currently exist. Each course is two days in length, involving a mix of classroom and field exercises, and qualifying exams.
All course modules are complementary to one another, consequently persons can upgrade between modules by completing a one-day upgrade with a qualifying written exam for that particular module.
Click Wildlife Tree Committee's home page for details.
Further information about course pre-requisites and registration can be found at the University of Northern BC.