Working Safely in Avalanche Country Workshop

This session covers what to look out for when working in avalanche terrain, what equipment you need and tips for staying safe in the woods during winter.

The workshop is being presented by Carole Savage, a Registered Professional Forester and an Active Member of the Canadian Avalanche Association. Carole is experienced in both forestry operations/avalanche control and delivers the snowmobile backcountry avalanche workshops training for the Canadian Avalanche Association. WorkSafe BC will also be on hand to answer your questions about changes in the avalanche regulation (4.1.1 – Snow Avalanche Assessments).

This workshop is suitable for field workers, safety coordinators, company owners, equipment operators and anyone who may be working in avalanche exposure areas.

What is the course duration?

3 hour workshop

What do I need to bring with me?

All materials will be provided. Coffee will be provided.

Where and when are the training courses offered?

Sessions have now concluded for the 2011/2012 winter season. (New sessions may be scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2012.) Please check occasionally for updates on the next courses to be offered.

How much does the training course cost?

The course is free for BC forestry companies and their employees.

How do I register?

To register for this free workshop please contact Training@bcforestsafe.org or 1-877-741-1060. These workshops fill quickly and we do have people on waiting lists. Please let us know if you are unable to attend so we may offer your seat to someone on the waiting list.

Note: As seats are limited in the webinar sessions, we ask that companies who wish to send multiple participants from the same office consider hosting a group session, where a number of employees can sit in on one connection.

Times, locations and registration:

You can see when the next course is being offered by checking our training calendar.

Once you’ve found a course you want, you will be able to register by faxing or mailing us your enrollment form.

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More questions?

If you have more questions about the workshop session or registration, you can call us toll free 1-877-741-1060, Monday to Friday, 8am – 5pm PT.


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