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Chainsaw Safety & Cutting Techniques
Chainsaw Safety & Cutting Techniques

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Thank you very much for all your efforts in helping us prepare for James and Ryan. The entire class thought the guys where great, they where very attentive to the groups needs and delivered there knowledge and skills in ways that could be understood and retained. Truly the best trainers we have had in my time at the City (14years).We look forward to having them back in the future.
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British Columbia – Open Enrollment Course Dates
Vancouver, BC May 5th, 2021

Alberta – Open Enrollment Course Dates
Edmonton, AB May 13th, 2021
Calgary, AB May 18th, 2021
Calgary, AB October 13th, 2021

Ontario – Open Enrollment Course Dates
Oshawa, ON May 5th, 2021
Oshawa, ON October 13th, 2021

Chainsaw Safety & Cutting Techniques
1-day module
Is basic chainsaw use a regular part of your work?

Do you and your staff have the required documentation showing chainsaw training?

Chainsaws are one of the most useful as well as dangerous tools a worker can use. This course is designed to educate personnel who use a chainsaw about safety, maintenance, use and handling. Participants will gain an understanding in what contributes to accidents and how to avoid them. Hands on and practical work planning strategies, including bucking and limbing, understanding compression and tension and dealing with spring poles will be coached and practiced in this course. Notching and back cutting will be introduced for small tree felling on trees of 6" dbh or smaller. There is a strong focus on personal safety, risk assessment and accident prevention. Training workers and developing skills that reduce variables and mitigate risks associated with chainsaws and cutting techniques is the general theme of this course.

To learn and practice felling techniques for trees larger than 6" dbh, mechanical advantage and felling trees with back lean, please go to the Technical Tree Falling & Cutting course.

Eligibility Recommendations: Inexperienced chainsaw operators and/or experienced operators who require updated training. Please note that the material covered in this course is also covered in the 2 day Technical Tree Falling & Cutting course.

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