How We Help

BCFSC is dedicated to helping reduce the potential for forestry worker injuries and fatalities in BC. We work alongside industry experts and advisory committees to develop safety resources and training to help keep workers safe and help companies build a strong safety culture.

WorkSafeBC Classification Units:

We service the following WorkSafeBC Classification Units in these forestry sub-sectors:

Rate Group Classification Unit Description
DR 703002 Brushing and Weeding or Tree Thinning or Spacing
DR 703003 Cable or Hi-Lead Logging
DR 703004 Dry Land Sort
DR 703005 Forest Fire Fighting
DR 703006 Ground Skidding, Horse Logging, or Log Loading
DR 703008 Integrated Forest Management
DR 703009 Log Booming or Marine Log Salvage
DR 703011 Log Processing
DR 703012 Logging Road Construction or Maintenance
DR 703013 Manual Tree Falling and Bucking
DR 703014 Mechanized Tree Falling
DR 703015 Shake Block Cutting
HE 703016 Tree Planting and Cone Picking
DR 703019 Helicopter Logging
DI 732044 Log Hauling

Click here to access BCFSC Harvesting Fact Sheets featuring CU time-loss claims and injury management trends.

SAFE Certification
Why Become SAFE?

Being SAFE is good business. SAFE Certified organizations perform better. They are reliable, predictable and efficient. By having a safety management system in place, incidents and injuries are reduced, and companies improve their reliability, quality and competitiveness.


Lower WorkSafeBC premiums due to lowered compensation costs.

A safer, healthier workplace with less risk of workplace injury.

Certification provides the prequalification required to bid on BC forestry work.

SAFE training courses are specific to forestry and worker safety.

How to Get Certified

STEP 1: Register

Register for SAFE

STEP 2: Train or Hire an External Auditor

Training & Courses

STEP 3: Complete a Certification Audit

Completing an Audit

STEP 4: Maintain SAFE Certification

Maintaining Certification


The difference between SAFE & COR and Certification Conversion