Falling supervisors are persons who actively supervise one or more fallers in the field. They are an integral part of a falling operation’s safety system.
The Falling Technical Advisory Committee (FTAC) identified the need to have an assessment process and certification program for falling supervisors. FTAC worked with the BC Forest Safety Council (BCFSC) to develop the Certified Falling Supervisor (CFS) program to address that need.
The CFS program was designed and implemented to ensure that Falling Supervisors have the necessary training, skills, tools and experience to successfully oversee falling operations.
- Hold a current BCFSC Faller Certification Card;
- Have successfully completed the BCFSC Falling Supervisor Training Course;
- Have a minimum of 500 days and 5 years of production falling experience after you have been certified as a faller (saw in hand production falling);
- Have a minimum 120 days and 2 years of falling supervision experience after you have been certified as a faller and;
- Be working in an active falling operation with a crew consisting of at least one certified faller.