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Forest Council offers safety course for O/Os

PRINCE GEORGE, B. C. - The B. C. Forest Safety Council is offering a series of Individual Owner/Operator (IOO) SAFEty courses for independent owner/operators.


PRINCE GEORGE, B. C. – The B. C. Forest Safety Council is offering a series of Individual Owner/Operator (IOO) SAFEty courses for independent owner/operators.

The courses are aimed at all forestry workers, but two training sessions scheduled for April are designed exclusively for truckers.

“The IOO SAFEty course is designed to help individual owner/operators develop a safety system that works for them and their needs,” the B. C. Forest Safety Council explains on its Web site: www.bcforestsafe.org. “Using an industry-approved and Council-supplied SAFEty Log, these individuals have a process to organize and track all their safety activities whether they are working on their own or on the work site of another prime contractor.”

Topics covered during the course include: Creating a forest safety culture; rolls and responsibilities of the independent owner/operator; and the SAFEty Log as a self-audit. The SAFEty Log includes an emergency response plan, safe work procedures, basic safety record-keeping, safety meetings and communications, and audit submission guidelines.

All course participants receive a SAFEty Log following registration. To see where the course is being offered, visit the Council’s Web site.

It is a part day course, usually running during the morning. The two trucker-specific courses are slated for Apr. 14 in Prince George and Apr. 26 in Williams Lake.


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