Challenging the Requirement for Faller Certification
The BC Forest Safety Council (BCFSC) is authorized to administer faller certification in the Province of BC.
According to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation (OHSR) 26.22 (2) (a), new fallers are required to take basic training in falling trees by working one-on-one with a qualified faller or trainer for a period of not less than 30 days. This training must be conducted through an approved administrator.
Fallers from Forestry Operations may challenge the requirements in the (OHSR) 26.22 (2) (a) for faller training, if the faller meets: (OHSR) 26.22 (7) (a), which states the worker has performed falling duties regularly for at least 2 years before the evaluation.
For more information see the WorkSafeBC guideline G26.22(7) Forestry operation faller training – Challenge process