Workplace regulations require valid certification to work as a faller in BC as set by worksafeBC regulations. Employers and workers must ensure that an employees certification is up to date. before you work.The Forest Safe Council requires that fallers be re-evaluated once every three years. If you need to be re-certified contact your employer or prime contractor. or contact RIT consulting to book at time for re-evaluation. Re-certification can help a faller re-establish themselves with safe work procedures and clean-up any bad habits they may or may not have picked up from one work-site to another.
Skills Assessments are for people with two years experience who would like to challenge the New faller training course. These assessment evaluate your knowledge and skill falling timber in a variety of industries, inlcluding : slope, terrain and hazardous scenarios. The skills assessment is a all-day evaluation, with three apent discussing your knowledge of falling and bucking timber, pre-work procedures, first aid, emergency response and safe-work Procedures. Once the skills assessment has been successfully completed the participant will demonstrate falling timber using safe work procedures in falling and bucking, site assessment, tree assessment and hazard identification.
Forestry Faller Audits
RIT consulting provides fallers with field audits and mentoring. Faller audits help fallers that have developed bad habit over the years. These audits ensure that companies are doing their due diligence in helping employees improve their falling abilities. Post-audit, a report will be provided which the company can put with their safety documentation for future use. These audit can be tailored to the needs of your company. If a faller needs help meeting WorkSafe BC regulation procedures, mentoring can be provided.