BCT has adopted a vigorous Health and Safety Environment Program that is in compliance with the Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Act. In doing so we have become a leader within the trail building community for developing safe work practices specific to trail work.
Volunteers are expected to follow the safe practices and procedures under the direction of our crew leaders. Personal protective equipment and training is provided as needed. A list of required personal equipment is provided prior to the work day. First aid and emergency communication equipment is deployed with every work crew.
All volunteers must fill out a BCT Volunteer Agreement in order to receive WCB coverage.
Volunteers are expected to participate in pre-work safety meeting called tailgate meetings as well as subsequent onsite huddles to discuss risk mitigation. Volunteers must acknowledge risks associated with the day’s work and sign the Field Hazard Assessment Form.
Volunteers have rights that pertain to establishing a safe work environment for themselves and others.