If a worker will be exposed to a dangerous tree through his.
Faller certification. In B.C., any worker who fells a tree larger than 6 inches in diameter must be certified to the BC Faller Training Standard (BCFTS).
A worker who holds a faller certificate is considered to have met the minimum training requirements in the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Regulation for falling in a forestry operation.
Faller Training and Certification. In BC, all manual tree fallers in forestry operations must be trained and certified. Falling trees by hand requires highly specialized skills and a commitment to working safely every day. Fallers need to be aware of physical hazards, the dangers of fatigue and stress, and the exacting requirements of meeting production demands.
This course will educate learners about why notches and back cuts work as they do and how the methodology affects the success of accurate tree falling. Participants will have the opportunity to practice notching and back cuts in a practical setting. The courses are delivered through the University of Northern B.C. (UNBC). Each is a two-day course that includes a mix of classroom and field exercises, and qualifying exams.
Please review the The Wildlife / Dangerous Tree Assessor Course Administrative Standards for a description of the standards and procedures for certification as a Wildlife / Dangerous Tree Assessor. Dangerous tree risk assessment training If a worker will be exposed to a dangerous tree through his or her job, the tree must be felled or a risk assessment must be completed.
Only a person with suitable training acceptable to WorkSafeBC can make the assessment and advise on managing the hazard.
Wildlife Danger Tree Assessor's Courses.
Jul 20, In B.C., ANY WORKER who fells a tree larger than 15 cm (6 inches) in diameter (width), at a height of 30cm (15 inches) from the base (or ground), must be certified to the BC Faller Training Standard (BCFTS). Arborists, Landscapers, and any workers who are falling for non-commercial purposes, which fall under regulation; require Western Utility Arborist Association (WUAA) Falling.