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Chainsaw Safety Awareness Training (One Day)

Course Instructor:

Bob Smith

Jennifer Carroll

Thank you to our chainsaw sponsor:

 

A Chainsaw is a powerful piece of equipment which can be very dangerous when not used properly. This workshop will introduce you to chainsaw safety and maintenance.

This course will cover:
  • Safety Regulations and PPE
  • Identify and inspect all chainsaw safety components
  • Manufactures inspection and adjustment of a chainsaw
  • Starting and stopping techniques
  • Safe handling of a chainsaw
  • Woodlot assessment and hazards
  • Bucking and Limbing
  • Technical cutting & small tree felling (under 5" DBH)
If you or your staff are dealing with trees that are smaller than 5" DBH and limbs on the ground this one day training is designed for you. 

This course is worth 1 credit towards your Parks Practitioner Designation

Please note the following PPE is required to attend this course: 

  • Class E Type 2 helmet (within 5 years old)
  • Hearing protection (exceeds 85 decimals)
  • Gloves (comfortable fitting leather or composite)
  • Eye protection
  • Safety Boots (Green Patch Safety approved with a minimum height of 7 eyelets)
  • Full leg chaps or Chainsaw Pants with UL label that is visible (3000 feet per minute (FPM) or greater)
Want to host this session? 
For this session we require an indoor classroom that can accommodate 10 people and has access to a projector and screen. We require an outdoor woodlot with trees and ask that 8-10 manageable logs which are 6-10 inches in diameter and 4-10 feet long be provided for the training to practice cutting techniques.

Here's what people say about this course: 

  • "I have taken 4 other Chainsaw courses (not OPA related) and not one of them went into this great of detail ~ I'm impressed!!"
  • "Very knowledgeable instructor, his experience was a great benefit"
  • "Would like to have another day to learn but there was a ton of knowledge taught in the 1 day session"
  • "Instructor was excellent, very hands on & interactive"
  • "Found the teachers knowledge, experience and teaching skills very understanding of the use of the chainsaw, safety maintenance and different ways to cut - a great teacher!"

Upcoming events

    • 08 Oct 2019
    • 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • East Gwillimbury Sports Complex - 1914B Mt. Albert Road, Sharon, ON L0G 1V0
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    CHAINSAW SAFETY AWARENESS TRAINING- ONE DAY


    The Ministry of Labour requires that all parks professionals who use a chainsaw on the job must be trained in the safe operation of a chainsaw. This one day course is designed for those who will use a chainsaw for limbing, bucking and felling small trees (smaller than 5” dbh) and limbs that are on the ground. Course participants will be educated about chainsaw safety, maintenance, use and handling.

    The course will cover:  
    • Chainsaw safety
    • Starting and stopping techniques
    • Chainsaw maintenance
    • PPE
    • Limbing and bucking
    • Technical cutting & small tree felling

    Please note: chainsaws will be supplied for use for this training session

    DATE: Tuesday October 8, 2019

    TIME: 7:30am to 3:30pm

    LOCATION:
    East Gwillimbury Sports Complex ~ Ontario Loft
    1914B Mt. Albert Road
    Sharon, ON L0G 1V0

    Outdoor Location: Anchor Park

    **PLEASE NOTE**

    PARTICIPANTS MUST HAVE PROPER PPE IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS COURSE

    • Class E Type 2 helmet (within 5 years old)
    • Hearing protection (exceeds 85 decimals)
    • Gloves (comfortable fitting leather or composite)
    • Eye protection
    • Safety Boots (Green Patch Safety approved with a minimum height of 7 eyelets)
    • Full leg chaps or Chainsaw Pants with UL label that is visible (3000 feet per minute (FPM) or greater)


    Lunch is NOT provided at this location – please bring a bagged lunch for this day.

     

    Register online and we will send an invoice to you, payment can be made via credit card once the invoice has been sent to your email, a cheque (made payable to Ontario Parks Association) or by calling the OPA office with a credit card for processing. (905-864-6182, ext. 6710 or 6720).

For more information on hosting or attending, please send an email referencing the course title to training@ontarioparksassociation.ca
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