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Alternative Maintenance Option for Large (BASE) SAFE Certified Companies

In 2012, the BC Forest Safety Council introduced an alternative maintenance option for large companies. Approval for the two-year pilot project that ended in 2013 was granted by WorkSafeBC and approved for the Certificate of Recognition (COR) program.

The letter below from Rob Moonen, Director of SAFE Companies for the BC Forest Safety Council, explains where the AMAP program has gone, how contractors can access it and what it will mean for the COR incentive payment if they do.

Improving Safety Related to Road Construction Landslides

Road construction initiated landslides have been a persistent issue on the coast and to a lesser degree within other areas of the province. According to recently collected data, there have been 26 such incidents on the coast over the last three years.

TLA Funding For Level Three First Aid Training

This is an exciting chance for TLA member companies and their employees to increase the number of Level Three First Aid attendants in the BC forest industry and be financially supported by the TLA as they do it.
 
Up to 12 employees can apply to receive reimbursement for their OFA3 registration fee and a bursary of $1,000 in additional financial support of the successful completion of the course.
 
The forest industry needs more Level Three First Aid attendants and the TLA and our members are part of the solution with this program!
Application Criteria:
  1. Be employed by a TLA member company in direct harvesting in BC.
  2. Have a valid BC driver's licence.
  3. Complete and submit the application form above.
  4. Provide a letter of employment confirmation from your employer.
  5. Submit a OFA3 pre-course registration in a community near your home. Upon approval, the applicant shall fund their own course.
  6. One applicant per company.
Submission Information:
  1. Applications must be submitted via email or fax to Aggressive Timber Falling's office administration staff: safety@aggressivetimber.com or 250.756.2186.
  2. Applications are accepted as of Tuesday, May 19.
  3. The TLA Board has authorized funding through the TLA Forestry Education Fund for up to 12 successful candidates.
  4. Applications will be vetted on a first come, first served basis. 
  5. Application vetting will be done by STIR Committee Chair, Ted Beutler, and will commence on June 15, 2015.
  6. Only successful applicants will be contacted.