Chainsaw Safety Awareness

Employers are required under the Canada Labour Code Part II and Nova Scotia Occupational Health & Safety Act to provide training to all persons operating equipment. This course focuses on safe practices and procedures for handling and operation of chainsaws. It is a comprehensive classroom program suitable for both experienced and novice operators. Uses Forestry Professional Guideline.

The course format will be lecture style, allowing students to give feedback and participate in a class discussion. Practical exercises will be conducted under controlled conditions.

Course Outline

  • Required equipment and PPE
  • Components of machine and safety devices
  • Pre-operational inspection
  • Hazards associated with this equipment
  • Safe operation
  • Basic maintenance
  • Techniques for: felling, use of felling aids, limbing and bucking

This course is subject to our Cancellation and Refund Policies.