UBC Forest Road Procedures

  1. Communication:
    If you plan to travel on an active logging/industrial road, you must:

    • Receive verbal permission from your Supervisor
    • Travel with a radio, or in a radio-controlled convoy
    • Know how to use the radio

    If you do not have a radio, you must travel in a radio-controlled convoy.

  2. The use of seat belts in all UBC operations is mandatory. Ensure that the seat belts in your vehicle are in good working order. There must be a proper seat belt for each passenger in the vehicle. All passengers must be buckled in before you proceed. Do not remove seatbelts even if travelling on rough, unmaintained and/or deactivated roads – safety takes priority over comfort.
  3. Vehicle Incidents:
    Any incident or serious close call involving personal vehicles must be reported to your Supervisor immediately, whether or not there is apparent physical damage to any vehicle or injury to any person. The Supervisor is responsible for documenting the incident and following-up as appropriate to reduce the possibility of such an incident happening again.
  4. Enforcement:
    All vehicles must have a valid licence and insurance. Drivers must have their valid Driver’s Licence with them.
  5. Driving Forest Roads” and “Radio Procedures“: 
    Forest/industrial road procedures are to be followed at all times. Note that these procedures are the same for all active industrial forest roads in British Columbia use unless specifically marked/signed at the entrance to the road or at a road junction.

Follow the “3 C’s”

  1. Courtesy
  2. Common Sense
  3. Concentration

These procedures are courtesy of the Okanagan Timber Supply Area Road Safety Group.