Safety Alert Type: 
Heavy Equipment
Date of Incident / Close Call: 
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

Several reports have come in from WorkSafeBC and client companies about skidder incidents. They range in severity from a few bumps and bruises to fatal injuries.

Learnings and Suggestions: 

From these incidents the following preventative actions and safe work practices are recommended:
•Seat belts must be kept in good working order.
•Remove damaged/deteriorated seat belts immediately; replace with acceptable ones.
•Equipment operators must buckle up whenever the equipment is in motion, or if the equipment’s movement could cause it to destabilize.
•Work up/down a slope whenever possible.
•Use extreme caution when working on a side slope; watch closely for stability hazards (stumps, rocks, etc.).

File attachments
2007-12-13 Skidder Incidents On the Rise.pdf
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