Supervisors are the front line workers responsible for ensuring good safety management on site and helping employees work safely every day.
This makes good safety sense – and it’s the law. Section 117 of the Workers Compensation Act requires supervisors to be knowledgeable regarding their responsibilities and requires them to make the workers they are supervising aware of all known or foreseeable health or safety hazards in the area where they work.
The BC Forest Safety Council provides several different levels of supervisor training: Basic Forest Supervisor training, and a Falling Supervisor course that is the first step to optional certification as a Falling Supervisor (Bullbucker) . Note: Completion of the Basic Supervisor course is a prerequisite for attending the Falling Supervisor course.
This training gives participants the knowledge and skills to meet their legal responsibilities and the awareness of their leadership role in making sure their workers are safe.
In responding to industry requests, the 2 day Basic Forest Supervisor course and 4 day Falling Supervisor course have been integrated into a complete 5 day Falling Supervisor course. The material from the 2 day session will be drawn into the practical exercises and applications in the Falling Supervisor training, allowing students to put the theory into practice immediately. For sessions in this new Pilot format please use our 5 Day enrollment form.