Mounting Wheels

Hazards Identified
Traffic accidents involving loose wheels, damaged equipment, injuries to changing wheels

Hazard-Specific Personal Protective Equipment
Safety glasses with side shields, CSA approved hard hat, CSA Grade I foot protection, reflective vest

Hazard-Specific Training
Wheel and rim installation course

Safe Work Practice

Wear proper protective equipment.

In continuous with changing wheel procedure:

  • Place the inner / outer wheel back in the same spot as prior to removal if possible.
  • Inner Wheel – Make sure the valve
  • Outer Wheel – Center the valve
  • Tighten nuts to approximately 50 ft-lbs
  • Ensure wheel chocks are in place and the transmission is in first gear.
  • Tighten nuts gradually in proper sequence to torque valve with a certified torque wrench
  • Lower the wheel to the ground and check torque.
  • Remove the jack, chocks and reflectors.
  • Check torque again after traveling between 80 and 160 km.

Goals of the FSSNS

  • Save lives and reduce injuries.
  • Reduce all costs associated with work place accidents.
  • Improve profits.
  • Maintain compliance with regulatory bodies.
  • Manage and establish ownership of industry managed loss control programs.
  • Reduce Workers' Compensation rates.
The Forestry Safety Society of Nova Scotia is registered under the Societies Act of Nova Scotia. It is a separate entity, having a Memorandum of Association and By-Laws. The Society is governed by a Board of Directors, representing all sectors of the forest industry.