Woodlot Safety Plan
Each small tenure holder in BC has a responsibility to have a safety plan in place to guide forest management activities on their tenure area. Recognizing that tenure holders manage those operations in a range of ways, the Woodlot Licence and Community Forest Safety Committee has developed three safety plan templates based on two main criteria:
- Who conducts the activities (e.g. the tenure holder and/or their employees or contractor(s)
- The nature of those operations (e.g. higher risk activities – road building, harvesting, log hauling vs. lower risk activities – planting, surveys, layout)
The following descriptions will help you evaluate your situation and choose which scenario is most relevant.
Intended for tenure holders who contract out all activities carried out on the tenure area. However, this does not preclude the tenure holder from conducting administrative tasks and/or visiting the tenure for general or site inspection purposes.
Intended for tenure holders who use contractors to conduct higher risk activities (i.e. road building, harvesting, log hauling, etc.) and the tenure holder conducts ONLY lower risk activities (i.e. basic silviculture, layout, etc.).
Intended for tenure holders who directly conduct low and high-risk activities in the tenure area (i.e. planning, harvesting, silviculture, etc.). The tenure holder may also periodically use contractors to perform some of these activities.
Safety Plan Templates
Each template provides guidance and resources (checklists, example forms, links) to help woodlot licensees build a new safety plan or enhance their existing program. If you are interested in becoming Safe Certified, these templates will also assist you in pursuing that objective.
For more information or inquiries, contact the following Woodlot Licencees, who are members of the Safety Committee:
Gary Hanson: Canyoncreekresources@gmail.com
Rick Walters: RickWalters@thelakebc.ca
Ken Dodd: firstname.lastname@example.org