Vancouver Island | British Columbia | Canada
Alpine
1589m
 
Nordic
1100m
3 °c 0 km ---
Lift Status & Conditions
LODGE
EAGLE
NORDIC
HAWK

Mount Washington Alpine Resort and its staff are committed to responsible environmental management practices. These practices are to achieve balance between the operation and development of our resort and the sustainability of our natural environment. To fulfill this commitment with respect to our natural surroundings, we will ensure that proper consideration is given to the care and protection of our flora, land, water, air, wildlife, heritage and our aesthetic architecture and landscape. The following shall apply with respect to our;

ENVIRONMENTAL GUIDELINESS FOR RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION SITES

Prior to any work commencing at the resort every precaution must be taken to ensure minimal impact on the environment. We have extensive programs in place to make certain that everything possible is done. These include a Corporate Environmental Policy Statement, an Action Plan and a Master Drainage Plan. Environmental Objectives, Best Management Practices and Requirements developed by the Ministry of Water, Land and Parks, which are incorporated into our Environmental program.

As development takes place all parties must consider any negative impact construction may have on wildlife and vegetation as well as air and water pollution.

A minimum of 5 days notice shall be given prior to any work commencing and weekly (or more as deemed necessary) meetings will be held until all work is completed. Minutes will be kept of all meetings.

As each job site will have different requirements. An environmental plan must be submitted prior to commencement of each. This plan should include preparation, mitigation and remediation that each site may require and proposed safeguards that will be implemented.

The Resort will inspect construction sites to ensure environmental concerns are handled in a timely and acceptable manner. Owners and/or builders are responsible for their site and will be held liable for any environmental damage and subsequent remediation.

For more information please contact:
George Trousdell: Maintenance Manager
Call: 250-334-5705
Email: gtrousdell@mountwashington.ca
Mount Washington Alpine Resort

General Contractors Responsibilities

A) Before commencing operations the contractor must:

  1. Have in place a written safety program and written safe work procedures specific to the work being performed.
  2. Provide Mount Washington with proof of registration with W.C.B.
  3. Ensure compliance with all W.C.B. / O.H.& S. regulations.
  4. Any failure to meet the safety requirements of the contract would result in the immediate cancellation of the contract.

B) Before operations start the contractor must:

  1. Ensure that all contractor employees have been trained and the required training records are available
  2. Obtain copies of the appropriate plans and permits.
  3. Participate in a pre-work conference.
  4. Develop a strategy to deal with any special requirements or potential problems. (spills, fire etc.)
  5. Give the contractors a copy of the map or plans, Fire Preparedness Plan if summer operations and appropriate SOP(s).

C) During operations the contractor must:

  1. Ensure that the Workers Compensations Act and regulations are being followed.
  2. Ensure that the activity is following the approved plans and that all operators have copies of the approved plans.
  3. Contact the Mount Washington Supervisor when the conditions of approved plans cannot be achieved.
  4. Check that the boundaries are adhered to.
  5. Avoid working near streams, wetlands or lakes when there is heavy or persistent rainfall or siltation is occurring or is likely to occur.
  6. Ensure that natural drainage patterns are maintained on the right-of-way.
  7. Suspend operations when environmental damage is occurring or may occur. Notify Mount Washington Supervisor of problems. Resume operations as agreed to by the Mount Washington Supervisor.
  8. Keep machinery at least 15 meters away from stream banks except at designated crossings, when fire fighting, or when allowed in an approved plan.
  9. Follow Mount Washington Spill Prevention Plan when storing fuel or responding to fuel spills. Fuel and service areas must be a minimum of 50 metres away from streams, wetlands and lakes.
  10. Check that the required fire tools are available and fire suppression equipment is on all machinery.
  11. Ensure all garbage and waste materials are disposed of at designated areas.

Mount Washington Alpine Resort and its staff are committed to responsible environmental management practices. These practices are to achieve balance between the operation and development of our resort and the sustainability of our natural environment. To fulfill this commitment with respect to our natural surroundings, we will ensure that proper consideration is given to the care and protection of our flora, land, water, air, wildlife, heritage and our aesthetic architecture and landscape. The following shall apply with respect to our;

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