Interpretation Guidelines Manual
|Section 6.1: Additional duties of farm labour contractors - posting safety notices in vehicles|
Text of Legislation
This section sets out the requirement for farm labour contractors to post a safety notice in every vehicle used to transport employees.
|Text of Legislation
6.1 (1) A farm labour contractor must, in every vehicle used by the farm labour contractor to transport employees, post a notice provided by the director respecting vehicle and passenger safety requirements under the Motor Vehicle Act and the Workers Compensation Act, including driver, seating and seat belt requirements.
The notice is in three languages; English, Punjabi and Spanish. A copy of the notice in the form provided by the director, containing all three languages, must be posted in every vehicle used by a farm labour contractor to transport employees.
EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS REGULATION REQUIRES POSTING THIS NOTICE WHERE IT IS CLEARLY VISIBLE TO EVERYONE IN THE VEHICLE.
Should you have safety concerns with respect to the operation of this vehicle please call the Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement Branch at 1-888-775-8785.
The notice is available by clicking on the agriculture link on the Employment Standards Branch website at http://www.labour.gov.bc.ca/esb/, or by contacting the Langley office of the Employment Standards Branch at 604-513-4635, the farm labour line at 604-513-4604 or the Employment Standards information line at 1-800-663-3316.
Subsection (2)The notice must be posted in one or more places in the vehicle so that it can be clearly seen by the driver and by all passengers riding in the vehicle.
Related sections of the Act or Regulation
Farm workers (English) (Punjabi)
Farm Labour Contractors (English) (Punjabi) (French) (Spanish)