Regulations, Licensing Requirements & Compliance | BC Forest Safety Council



Regulations, Licensing Requirements & Compliance

Here are some links to regulatory information that may be helpful in making work and transportation safer:

 


SEASONAL LOAD RESTRICTIONS

For up to date load restriction information for routes in your area click here.

Users can also find contact information for their local area manager on this web page. If you don’t have web access, call the office of your local Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, or the road maintenance contractor.


LICENSING COMPLIANCE - all vehicles (ICBC)

Click here to find a licensing and reporting compliance matrix which outlines what class of driver's license is needed to drive what type of vehicle in BC, and relevant axle weights, reporting requirements, etc.  This matrix is constantly updated as changes come into effect.  This matrix also defines terms according to the various pieces of legislation involved, including CVSE Cargo Securment Standards, National Safety Code requirements and Motor Vehicle Act regulations.

For further information on licensing for operating commercial vehicles (on and off highway),  click here.


FOREST ROAD COMPLIANCE

Find the Forest Service Road Use and Timber Transportation pamphlet here which is published by the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Resource Operations and Resource Development. It gives you general information on road and transportation regulations and how they are enforced.


CVSE and NATIONAL SAFETY CODE COMPLIANCE

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is the Ministry which houses the Commercial Vehicle Safety Enforcement branch.  They are charged with enforcing regulations and operating the weigh scales and permitting office for the province.

Their website includes all the latest bulletins, National Safety Code Requirements, Cargo Securement Requirements, Hours of Service Regulations, etc.  Go to http://www.th.gov.bc.ca/CVSE/ for the most recent regulations.


WORKSAFEBC COMPLIANCE

Part 26 of WorkSafeBC regulations deals with Forestry activities, including log hauling. Part 3 also deals with the transportation of workers.  Please visit their website for the regulations and their interpretations.

http://www2.worksafebc.com/Publications/OHSRegulation/Part26.asp

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