Other organizations offer safety-oriented training for forest workers. The Council has endorsed the courses listed below as meeting several basic requirements, including:
- Input and direction from operational experts during the development of the course;
- Safety is recognized as a core value throughout the training, and safety issues and techniques are appropriately emphasized.
- The evaluation of participants includes appropriate weighting to their understanding and demonstration of good safety awareness and best practices.
Human Factors (WorkSafeBC)
The Human Factors' approach looks at the interaction between workers, the way work is managed and the surrounding environment. This ‘systems approach’ can help improve work planning, decision making and safety in your operations.
Human Factors are the application of scientific knowledge about:
- Management Systems
to improve their interaction in the workplace.
Presentations and media related to Human Factors: Presentation Feb 23, 2011 by WorksafeBC <LINK> (6 MB)
Wildlife Danger Tree Assessor's Course (UNBC)
The WorkSafeBC certified Wildlife Danger Tree Assessor program has three different modules including Forest Harvesting and Silviculture, Wildland Fire Safety, and Parks and Recreation. Each module consists of class and field exercises as well as a written and oral field exam. Certification lasts four years. For module and registration information or a list of current offerings, go to University of Northern BC. This program is an initiative of the Wildlife Tree Committee of BC. For more information go to Wildlife Tree Committee of BC.
Supervising For Safety (WorkSafeBC)
Meeting Your Workplace Safety Obligations and Becoming a More Effective Supervisor
This free course offers you 24-7 access to high-quality safety materials. It also allows you to select the topics you want to explore and proceed at your own pace.
Hosted on www.supervisingforsafety.com.