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Chainsaw Safety Awareness Training (Two Day)

Instructed By:
   

Bob Smith


Thank you to our chainsaw sponsor:

 


The Department of Labour requires that all Parks Professionals who use chainsaws on the job be trained in their safe operation. This two day seminar helps satisfy these requirements.

The 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
  • Felling techniques for trees with 5" DBH or larger
  • Bucking and Limbing
  • Pole saw and cutting attachments
This course is worth 2 credits 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 also require an outdoor woodlot that has vehicle access with trees that can be felled and used to practice cutting techniques (6 - 18 inches or 15cm - 45cm in diameter).  We ask the host facility to provide a Pole saw for the training to review and practice techniques.

Our instructors will need to bring equipment to the location of the practical site, please ensure that there is vehicle access to the location. Woodlots within a 5 minute drive are preferred. 
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 also require an outdoor woodlot with trees that can be used to practice cutting techniques. 

Please emailtraining@ontarioparksassociation.cato find out available hosting dates.
 
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 also require an outdoor woodlot with trees that can be used to practice cutting techniques. 

Please emailtraining@ontarioparksassociation.cato find out available hosting dates.
 

Here's what people say about this course: 

  • "In regards to safety, after taking this course I learned that I was using the Chainsaw and polesaw unsafely ~ now I know what needs to corrected to keep me safe"
  • "The course was beyond my expectations"
  • "Loved the hands on stuff"
  • "This is one of the best courses I've taken - Bob Smith is an excellent instructor"
  • "All material taught can be applied to everyday use in the parks system"
  • "Instructor was calm, direct, and knowledgeable"
  • "The instructor is very thorough and knows his stuff! I'll be taking this course again!"

Upcoming events

    • 18 Nov 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • 19 Nov 2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • City of Richmond Hill Operations Shop ~ 1200 Elgin Mills Road East, Richmond Hill, ON L4S 1M4
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    CHAINSAW SAFETY AWARENESS TRAINING -TWO DAY 


    The Department of Labour requires that all Parks Professionals who use chainsaws on the job be trained in their safe operation.

     

    This two (2) day seminar helps satisfy these requirements.

     

    The course will cover:


    • Safety Regulations and PPE
    • Identify and inspect all chainsaw safety components
    • Inspection and adjustment of a chainsaw
    • Starting and stopping techniques
    • Safe handling of a chainsaw
    • Woodlot assessment and hazards
    • Felling techniques for trees greater then 5" dbh
    • Bucking and Limbing
    • Pole saw and cutting attachments
    • Competence test

    **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)


    Date:

    November 18 & 19, 2019


    Time:

    8:00am to 4:00pm


    In-Class Location:

    City of Richmond Hill Operations Shop ~ Fire Training Room 1st Floor
    1200 Elgin Mills Road East
    Richmond Hill, ON L4S 1M4

    Outdoor Location: Upper Mill Pond Park ( 13 mins away - See map below) 

     

    Participants can park their vehicles and access the park from Willett Crescent – there is also parking on Theobald’s Circle just to the north. 

    LUNCH IS NOT PROVIDED AT THIS TRAINING SESSION - PLEASE BRING A BAGGED LUNCH

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