Avalanche Services for Industry

We have experience in a variety of the resource sectors in northwest BC – Forestry, Mining, Oil & Gas, Hydro, Rail, Public Safety, Film.

Worksafe BC Regulations for avalanche safety best practices are now in effect at all work sites in British Columbia. We can assist you from planning to implementation of programs.

Avalanche Consulting

Hyland Backcountry provides the following risk management services:

Avalanche Training for Workers

• Avalanche Risk Assessments

• Avalanche Safety Plans

• ATES Terrain Ratings

Please contact us to discuss your Snow Avalanche Risk for your project

 

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Industrial Avalanche Awareness

Hyland Backcountry developed this course to assist a worker in avalanche terrain for industrial settings such as oil & gas, hydro, mining, or forestry.

This course is for companies who are working on some of the large natural resource projects in the northwest under established Avalanche Safety Plans, and who need employees trained for such.

Students will learn:

  • Basic Avalanche Formation
  • Identifying Avalanche Terrain
  • Understanding a Worksite Avalanche Forecast
  • Worksite Specific Hazards
  • Avalanche Rescue & PPE

All courses are customized & private for your company

Duration: 8 Hours

Dates: Call to schedule

Class Size: Minimum 6 / Maximum 12

Price: $199/student + GST (Employers will provide students with required avalanche PPE. Rentals are available)

* This course in no way represents or replaces an Avalanche Safety Plan or Avalanche Risk Assessment and does not qualify a worker to make worksite specific avalanche hazard forecasts

 

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Avalanche Awareness for Helicopter Pilots

Hyland Backcountry lead instructor Sean Fraser has over 20 years  flight experience, and well over 1000Hrs of airtime in rotary wing operations throughout western Canada with a variety of AC types.

This course was developed to teach pilots the basics of avalanche safety, and to assist them in making better decisions during winter mountain flight operations.

The course should be considered for new pilots, or those just completing mountain flight training, or experienced pilots who want to learn more about snow avalanches. It is also appropriate for Chief Pilots, field AME’s, Ops Managers and OHS Reps.

Students will learn:

  • Basic Avalanche Formation
  • Identifying Avalanche Terrain
  • Understanding a Worksite Avalanche Forecast
  • Avalanche Hazards Specific to Helicopter Operations
  • Avalanche Rescue & The Role of the Pilot

All courses are customized & private for your company

Duration: 4 Hours

Dates: Call for availability

Class Size: Up to 10 students

Cost: $1000/Course + GST

 

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Glacier Travel & Crevasse Rescue Course

March 24 - 25, 2018

Smithers, BC

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Spring Skiing Basecamp 2018

April 13 - 16, 2018

Smithers, BC

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Private Guiding

We have availability for local guiding, and well into the spring. Smithers comes into prime in April, and its a big snow year.

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