Grader operators need to keep the doors closed on their machine

Safety Alert Type: 
Heavy Equipment
British Columbia
Date of Incident / Close Call: 
Company Name: 
Interfor (Adams Lake Division)
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

During the hot summer weather it is very important to ensure your grader’s air-conditioning unit is working.

Proper functioning AC units will allow operators to comply with the WCB regulations of keeping doors shut at ALL TIMES while in operation.

Learnings and Suggestions: 
  • Jill pokes, branches, collisions or a machine roll-over are all hazards that can endanger operators while driving with the door open
  • Graders are NOT permitted to operate with the door open
  • Grader Owners and Supervisors play a part in ensuring this policy is adhered to by making sure AC units are functioning properly and window cleaner is available at all times.


For more information on this submitted alert: 

Erik Kok, Interfor Adams Lake Division. Email: erik.kok@interfor.com


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