Hazard Alert: Proper positioning of Log Trailer Hoist Hook

Safety Alert Type: 
Log Hauling
Interfor Sawmill Grand Forks Division Trailer Hoist
Date of Incident / Close Call: 
Company Name: 
Interfor - Grand Forks Woods Division
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

As the driver of an empty log truck drove through the hoist he noticed the hook had not been returned to the correct position (in level with the alignment frame) at the last minute. Realizing the hook was too low, he stopped his truck got out and raised the hook to the correct position before proceeding to load his trailer.

Learnings and Suggestions: 

Drivers must ensure that they re-wind the hoist hook to a position high enough up (level with the alignment frame) so that it does not interfere with the Bull Board or strike the cab of the next truck to use the hoist. If the hook is left too low it could catch the top frame of the Bull Board, causing damage to the truck and trailer hoist and increasing risk for the driver.

For more information on this submitted alert: 

For further information contact:

Janine Walker, J. Walker Scaling Ltd. 250-574 0802
Randy Waterous, Interfor Grand Forks 250-443-2453


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