Recreational Use of Logging Roads

Safety Alert Type: 
Log Hauling
Date of Incident / Close Call: 
2007-02-01
Company Name: 
Ted LeRoy Trucking Ltd.
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

Recently there was an incident in which a Ted LeRoy Trucking Ltd. truck driver suddenly encountered an ATV being driven on a logging road. Fortunately, the truck driver was driving at an appropriate speed and was observing all the safe work practices for his job and was able to avoid a collision.

Learnings and Suggestions: 

It is possible to encounter people driving ATV’s, riding bicycles, walking and even riding horses within our working areas and haul roads. Many people are unaware of the hazards they may encounter in active logging areas and on haul roads. Therefore, it is incumbent on all of us to use extra caution in the event we suddenly encounter recreational users within our active areas. The chance of these encounters increases during warm weather when recreational use such as camping and fishing increases. Please stay alert and expect the unexpected.

File attachments
2007-02-01 ATV on logging road.pdf
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