The purpose of this one-day workshop is to equip participants with the skills and knowledge required to make preliminary forest road bridge safety and maintenance inspections. This classroom and field-based workshop will help you identify and assess bridge component(s) condition, safety, closure and initiating an inspection process for a qualified inspector. This workshop is for non-engineering forest professionals and field staff tasked with road and bridge supervision.
- Identify the different forest road bridge components
- Effectively communicate bridge and/or component condition and safety issues to engineering personnel
- Understand how component conditions impact the safety of forest road users (logging trucks and pickups)
- Identify basic maintenance requirements
- Identify areas of concern that require an inspection by a qualified inspector
- Identify unsafe bridges that should be immediately closed to traffic until an inspection by a Professional Engineer can be completed
- Complete a basic bridge inspection form
- Wednesday, 8:30am-4:30pm
- Morning session, 8:30am - noon at UNBC Campus
- Afternoon session, noon - 4:30pm at field location (TBD)
Participants must wear safety footwear, high visibility vests, hard hats and appropriate outdoor clothing.
Also note, that you must provide your own transportation to and from the field sites.