OHS Code Explanation Guide

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 34 Forestry

Section 525 Traffic safety

Subsection 525(1)

All bridges, platforms and other structures used by vehicles in forestry operations must be engineered, constructed, and maintained so that they are safe for use. It may be necessary for these structures to be certified by a professional engineer.

Subsections 525(2), 525(3) and 525(4)

Logging roads often include sections that are too narrow for two or more vehicles to pass one another at the same time. Where this is the case, an effective traffic control system must be installed for use by all vehicles on the road. Subsection (4) further requires that vehicles involved in forestry operations operate with their headlights turned on at all times.