What can I do to ensure that my equipment doesn’t cause a fire?

There are a number of precautions that can be taken to avoid causing a fire during forestry operations.

  • Equip your motorized machinery with the appropriate extinguisher (class ABC).
  • Ensure that your extinguisher is in working order, visible, easily accessible, and properly mounted.
  • Carry out monthly inspections to ensure that forest fire prevention safety standards are respected.
  • Correct any non-compliance observed in a timely manner.
 Keep in mind! Forestry and industry operations cause approximately 50 forest fires every year. Each worker plays a part in preventing forest fires.
 Tips from the pros! Check out our minimum standards and find out what you can do to help prevent forest fires.