Summary of Forest Practices Board Policies for Audits and Complaint Investigations during COVID-19 & Duties

  • Communication is the key procedure for completing work during the pandemic. The lead auditor or investigator will discuss safety measures with the parties involved in the audit or the complaint. There are many different options to complete work and keep everyone safe.
  • Forest Practices Board staff will follow licensee/district safety procedures in place for any audit or complaint investigation (ex: if a licensee has policies in place for meeting and travel, we will follow those procedures).

  • The Forest Practices Board has an internal policy to create a Covid-19 safety plan for any travel that incorporates existing safety policies (from involved parties) and uses the principles from the BC Forest Safety council to cover any additional activities.

For more information:

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/covid-19-provincial-support

http://www.bcforestsafe.org/node/3460