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Chainsaw Safety & Cutting Techniques
Chainsaw Safety & Cutting Techniques

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Yesterday I attended the "Aboriculture Chainsaw Safety and Cutting Techniques in Chilliwack with the instructor Thor Clausen. I have worked for the Federal gov't for over 15 years, in that time I have taken over 50 courses ranging from administrative, technical operations, equipment use (i.e. Jet boats, ATVs, etc…). I don't think I have ever had a course that captured my attention like yesterdays chainsaw course did. Before I took this chainsaw course, I was expecting some boring logger to tell ...
Barry Zunti
Fishery Officer/Field Supervisor
Department of Fisheries and Oceans

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British Columbia – Open Enrollment Course Dates
Vancouver, BC May 1st, 2019

Alberta – Open Enrollment Course Dates
Edmonton, AB May 13th, 2019
Calgary, AB May 16th, 2019
Calgary, AB October 9th, 2019

Ontario – Open Enrollment Course Dates
Innisfil, ON April 15th, 2019
Whitby, ON October 8th, 2019

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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