Recently there has been a high frequency of faller injuries caused by small diameter snags or danger trees. Here’s some advice for managing these hazards.
The following information will help you manage danger trees in your operation.
Training is available! Danger Tree Assessor training is offered through the University of Northern BC. Here’s a link to some additional information: http://www.unbc.ca/continuing-studies/wildlife-danger-tree
The BC Forest Safety Council offers a 5 day Falling Supervisor training course. This is a necessary step on your way to becoming a Certified Falling Supervisor. Click on the link for more information:
REMEMBER – Being hit by a small diameter snag has the same result as being hit by a larger tree – Serious injury or worse!