Safe Driving on Forest Roads

Delivery Method:

This course is delivered as an online E-learning course, designed to help you learn at your own pace and in your own environment at your convenience. You will need a computer (desktop or laptop) and access to the internet. Also available in French.

This course reviews the hazards of driving company, personal or recreational vehicles on forest roads. It covers the unique physical nature of these roads, how to drive safely on them, and how to prepare a vehicle and driver for travelling on them. The course describes defensive driving techniques for driving on forest roads in all seasons as well as general safety principles on these roads.

The course material is divided into modules and covers the following topics:

  • Characteristics and types of logging roads
  • Duties and rights of workers
  • Types of vehicles travelling on logging roads and legislation
  • Safe, defensive, and seasonal driving practices
  • Components of a circle check
  • Radio communication system

*The course reviews the safety considerations an operator must consider when operating:

  • Load haul truck
  • Passenger-carrying vehicle
  • Service truck or personal vehicle
  • Snowmobile or all-terrain vehicle (ATV)

Intended Audience:

This course is intended for operators of haul trucks that use forest roads, drivers of company and personal vehicles, and operators of vehicles that carry passengers.

Additional Information:

You have 365 days from the time you register and receive your access to the program material to complete the course. Program access expires after 365 days.

1 day
Forest Products
Material(s) included with this course
  • A PDF downloadable version of the Participant booklet is available as part of the e-learning program content.
Equipment needed

A computer (desktop or laptop) with access to the Internet.