Off-Road Vehicle Knowledge Unit

This online course is about safe operation of Off-road vehicles (ORVs) in forestry workplaces. It can be taken as standalone training, or as a pre-requisite to BCFSC's in-person Off-Road Safety Training and/or Off-Road Driver Training.  Participants will receive a record of completion.

The use of Off-Road Vehicles (ORVs) can be a high-risk activity in the forest industry and other resource sectors. ORVs for the purpose of this training include All Terrain Quad-Type Vehicles (ATVs), Utility Terrain Vehicles (UTVs) and side-by-sides.

This training includes the knowledge required for safe ORV use that is critical for all ORV users whether on resource roads, trails or de-commissioned roads.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completing this course, you should be able to demonstrate knowledge of:

  • Legal Requirements
  • Common terms
  • Load Transfer
  • Secondary Reaction
  • Under/Over steer
  • Traction and ABS
  • Human Factors
  • Mental fatigue, personal problems, overconfidence, impairment, fatigue, distraction, complacency, inattentional blindness, operating as an art, operating as a cognitive loop.
  • Centre of Gravity

Duration & Delivery

Approximately two hours. This is an online course with self-paced, flexible 24/7 access and the expectation of participants completing the course prior to attending any field training.

Cost

This online training is free.

Enrollment

Online courses are available in the BCFSC Learning Centre:

  1. Login to your Learning Centre account, or click on the "Create new account" button on the login page
  2. Click on the course name from the list of "Self-enroll Courses"
  3. Click on the "Enroll me" button