Chainsaw Courses

This one day basic chainsaw course emphasizes safety throughout while covering the following:

  • personal protective equipment
  • basic saw maintenance and troubleshooting
  • chain design and filing
  • recommended starting methods
  • kickbacks and its dangers
  • saw handling techniques
    • directional felling
    • use of felling aids
    • basic notching
    • limbing and bucking

The course is delivered through lectures, discussions, and outdoor practical activities, and is linked to the Woodlot Management Home Study Program (Module 6: Chainsaw Use and Safety). Upon completion of the chainsaw use and safety course, each participant receives a certificate of participation.

Note: The one day chainsaw use and safety course is not a certification course. Participants who wish to be certified are encouraged and will be required to take a three day course with accredited organizations.