Resource Road Driver Internal Training


The BC Forest Safety Council (BCFSC) and its industry partners have collaborated to support companies in delivering comprehensive resource road driver training to their workers, using the BCFSC Resource Road Driver (RRD) Program materials to develop internal training capacity and expertise.

Applications to access and use the RRD Program materials for internal training will be reviewed by BCFSC and approval will be granted to companies that can meet the following minimum criteria:

  • The applicant understands and agrees to the program requirements, including entering into a required Memorandum of Understanding detailing terms of use of the BCFSC training material.
  • The applicant company belongs to at least one WorkSafeBC Classification Unit (CU) that contributes to BCFSC funding or, perform activities that support BCFSC members such as Field Work Services.
  • The applicant company will maintain SAFE Certification.
  • The applicant company has the administrative capacity and adequate business procedures to support the delivery of the RRD program. e.g., SWP’s, SOP’s, training program, inspection reports, etc.
  • The applicant company’s designated internal trainer(s) can adequately demonstrate their experience/credentials as instructors/trainers to successfully deliver RRDIT course materials (e.g., work history and previous experience, records of completion, certificates, third-party training courses, etc.).
  • The applicant company’s equipment is in good working condition and appropriate for RRDIT training requirements (vehicles and associated tools/equipment).

Once approved, companies will enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with the BCFSC.  For more details, click here to download a copy of the Information and Application Package.

Approved companies are eligible to send their trainers to the Resource Road Driver Train-the-Trainer course. Over three days duration, this course provides company trainers with the skills and knowledge to teach the one-day Resource Road Safety Training - Internal, and the more comprehensive two-day Resource Road Driver Training - Internal. Participants will work in the field with experienced instructors to refine their skills. Internal trainers successfully completing this course is one pathway for companies to be able to use the Resource Road Driver Materials.

Course Content

  • BCFSC “Trainer” online training
  • 3-day RRDIT field training and assessment

Internal Trainer Prerequisites

Prior to attending the RRD Train-the-Trainer course, participants must:

  • have demonstrated prior experience as a trainer or instructor (other internal training is acceptable); and
  • have five (5) or more years experience driving on resource roads in British Columbia.

Participants who successfully complete both the online learning resources and the 3-day RRDIT field training will receive:

  • Record of Completion for online “Trainer” training
  • RRDIT Participant Assessment – this assessment will identify if there are any areas that the trainer needs to focus on or gaps that they need to address. A copy of this assessment will also be provided to the trainer’s company.
  • Record of Completion for "Resource Road Driver Train-the-Trainer" training  

Note: Resource Road Driver Internal Trainers will not be eligible to instruct RRST or RRDT outside of their current employers’ operations.

Additional Information

  • Participants will need to bring a valid driver's licence, and vehicle insurance.
  • Participants or companies need to provide their own vehicles and trailers, ideally those that will be used in the workplace.
  • Participants should dress appropriately for both classroom and field settings.
  • Group size requirements:

Minimum three (3) participants

Instructor to participant ratio is 1:3

  • Lunch is not provided.

Who can take this course?

Anyone who meets the prerequisites and is intending to act as an Internal Trainer at a company that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the BCFSC.


For more information, contact our Transportation and Northern Safety Program at 1-877-741-1060 or email at