This resource package is designed to assist forestry companies to identify and assess avalanche risks. It is intended to provide basic information on avalanche safety and is not to be used as a replacement for an avalanche risk assessment or safety plan.
Forestry activity often takes place in and around avalanche terrain. Avalanches can be a risk to workers and machinery from early winter well into the summer months. Harvesting activities can increase the risk of avalanches occurring.
When an avalanche risk is present, this triggers the requirement for a qualified person to complete an avalanche risk assessment or avalanche safety plan.
Planning for avalanche hazards is important for forest worker safety and, since 2009, has specific requirements under the WorkSafeBC OHS Guidelines.
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