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Chainsaw Safety & Cutting Techniques
Chainsaw Safety & Cutting Techniques

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I wanted to relate to you and James how many compliments I have received about the staff chainsaw training course that James put on by Arboriculture Canada last week. James was able to deal with the limited time that still managed to cover the essentials and convey his enthusiasm for the work. James talked to the participants not down at them. What can be more fun than playing safely with chainsaws on a hot sunny day!
Ralph Nevill
The District of North Vancouver


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British Columbia – Open Enrollment Course Dates
Vancouver, BC April 25th, 2018

Alberta – Open Enrollment Course Dates
Edmonton, AB May 7th, 2018
Calgary, AB May 11th, 2018
Calgary, AB October 17th, 2018

Ontario – Open Enrollment Course Dates
Whitby, ON April 10th, 2018
Innisfil, ON October 17th, 2018

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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