2009-04-01 Preventing slips and falls

Quesnel District
Date of Incident / Close Call: 
Company Name: 
Earth First Logging Ltd
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

3 incidents occurred in 2008/09 involved operator falling/slipping on tracks of machinery. These incidents involved time loss and injury to employees. In some cases the employee was able to prevent falling to the ground by grabbing the handrail of the machine, however, this resulted in the employee straining/injuring a shoulder.




Learnings and Suggestions: 

1. Use a 3 point dismount when exiting/entering machinery or trucks.

2. Wear CSA approved with a decent “lug style” tread. The tread should be soft enough that it doesn’t freeze “solid” in cold weather.

3. Park on level ground when leaving the machine, especially in the dark, when tracks are wet, muddy, snowy or the weather is cold.

4. Ensure that the company man check SWP is used so in the event of an injury, other workers will check on you if you get hurt while outside the machine.

5. Ensure that handrails are in good shape, clean of debris and securelyattached to the machine.


For more information on this submitted alert: 

Joe O’ Neill 255-5151 or Gord Mannering 991-8584


File attachments
2009-04-01 Preventing slips and falls.pdf
Careers | Contact Us | Top | Privacy Statement | Terms and Conditions |   YouTube  twitter  facebook
Copyright © 2006-2018 BC Forest Safety Council. All rights reserved.