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Supervisor Resources

Good supervisors are always learning. BCFSC has supervisor training, resources and videos that will help improve supervisory skills.

If you are new to supervising, begin with some basic training courses and build up your knowledge base with the supervisor videos and resources.


Harvesting Supervisors

Forest Supervisor Training – three in-person courses:

  • Due Diligence
  • Communication
  • Leadership and Professionalism

Prime Contractor Webinar Recording – A supervisor may be acting as a Prime Contractor or reporting to them. This webinar explains how it works.

Phase Congestion – Free online training to help supervisors manage forestry worksites when workers and equipment are working too close together.

Serious Incident and Fatality Investigation – Free online training relating to a supervisor’s role and responsibilities when a serious incident occurs.

Wildfire Fire Leadership Development Program – A great program benefiting all forestry supervisors not just wildfire fighters.

WorkSafeBC’s Supervising for Safety – Free online training for supervisors from all industries.

Manufacturing Safety Supervisors

Wood Products Manufacturing Supervisor Training – six free online training modules.


Falling Supervisor Videos – Good information for all forestry supervisors, includes ERP, communication and planning best practices.

Risk Tolerance with Dave Fennell

Switchback Training with Ken Falk

Leading to Safety – It’s All About the Heart with Craig Sexton

Safety Results with Alan Quilley – Part 1

Safety Results with Alan Quilley – Part 2

Leadership with Yvonne Thompson

Characteristics of a Good Supervisor

Supervisor Responsibility

Supervisor Planning

Other Opportunities:

Vancouver Island Safety Conference – This conference is held in Nanaimo annually each fall. It is free and an excellent opportunity to network with other supervisors and learn from industry presenters and subject matter experts.

Silviculture Supervisor Assessment Checklist – This is a great tool for all supervisors. Do a self assessment to see if you have any gaps in your knowledge, skills or attributes.

Resource Download

  • Silviculture Supervisor Assessment

    Use this fillable pdf form to assess the knowledge and skills of silviculture supervisor.

  • Supervisor Package

    The package provides the framework for the occupation and includes Units of Competency, relevant regulations, and transferability information.