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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 the safe operation of this equipment. This two day seminar helps satisfy these requirements.


This course will cover:


  • Safety regulations and PPE
  • Identification and inspection of 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 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: 

  • CSA Approved Type 1 or Type 2 Class C or E helmet (less than 5 years old)
  • Hearing protection (exceeds 85 decimals)
  • Gloves (comfortable fitting leather or composite)
  • Eye protection
  • Safety boots (Green Patch Safety approved with ankle protection - minimum height of 7 eyelets - safety shoes or Blundstones are not acceptable)
  • 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: 

  • "It was a fantastic course and Bob Smith is a phenomenal instructor - it was definitely worth registering for!!"
  • "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"
  • "The instructor is very thorough and knows his stuff! I'll be taking this course again!"

Upcoming events

    • 06 Oct 2021
    • 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Kitchener Operations Facility - 131 Goodrich Road, Kitchener, Ontario, N2C 1J3
    • 0

    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**

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


    We also ask that participants wear masks and bring their own chainsaws to this training to protect against COVID-19. If you do not own a chainsaw or have access to one, please email Abby at training@ontarioparksassociation.ca.

    • 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 (3, 000 feet per minute (FPM) or greater)
    • Masks will be required at this event to protect against the spread of COVID-19
    • Hand and equipment sanitizer will be provided


    DATE: Wednesday, October 6th, 2021

    TIME: 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM

    LOCATION: Kitchener Operations Facility - 131 Goodrich Road, Kitchener, Ontario, N2C 1J3

    COURSE COST

    OPA Member: $290.00

    OPA Potential Member: $374.00


    This course counts as 1 credit towards your Parks Practitioner Designation.


    Please note that lunch will not be provided at this training. We encourage you to bring a bagged lunch and reusable water bottle with you for the day.

     

    Register above online. An invoice will be sent to you within 24hrs of registering. Payment can be made online through the invoice you will receive or via cheque (made payable to Ontario Parks Association).


    Click here to read our registration policies.


    Thank you and we hope to see you there!

    • 07 Oct 2021
    • 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Kitchener Operations Facility - 131 Goodrich Road, Kitchener, Ontario, N2C 1J3
    • 1

    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**

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


    We also ask that participants wear masks and bring their own chainsaws to this training to protect against COVID-19. If you do not own a chainsaw or have access to one, please email Abby at training@ontarioparksassociation.ca.

    • 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 (3, 000 feet per minute (FPM) or greater)
    • Masks will be required at this event to protect against the spread of COVID-19
    • Hand and equipment sanitizer will be provided


    DATE: Thursday, October 7th, 2021

    TIME: 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM

    LOCATION: Kitchener Operations Facility - 131 Goodrich Road, Kitchener, Ontario, N2C 1J3

    COURSE COST

    OPA Member: $290.00

    OPA Potential Member: $374.00


    This course counts as 1 credit towards your Parks Practitioner Designation.


    Please note that lunch will not be provided at this training. We encourage you to bring a bagged lunch and reusable water bottle with you for the day.

     

    Register above online. An invoice will be sent to you within 24hrs of registering. Payment can be made online through the invoice you will receive or via cheque (made payable to Ontario Parks Association).


    Click here to read our registration policies.


    Thank you and we hope to see you there!

    • 13 Oct 2021
    • 7:30 AM
    • 14 Oct 2021
    • 3:30 PM
    • 51 Bexley St, Woodstock, ON N4S 5X7
    • 1
    Register

    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
    • Identification and inspection of 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)
    • Masks will be required at this event to protect against COVID-19


    In the past, OPA has supplied chainsaws. However, we now ask that you bring your own. If you do not have your own chainsaw or access to one, please email Abby at training@ontarioparksassociation.ca.

    DATE: October 13 & 14, 2021
    TIME: 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    LOCATION: 51 Bexley St, Woodstock, ON N4S 5X7 

    COURSE COST
    OPA Member: $475.00
    OPA Potential Member:  $611.00

    This course counts as 2 credits towards your Parks Practitioner Designation.

    Please note that lunch will not be provided at this training. We encourage you to bring a bagged lunch and reusable water bottle for both days.

    Register above online. An invoice will be sent to you within 24hrs of registering. Payment can be made online through the invoice you will receive or via cheque (made payable to Ontario Parks Association).

    Click here to read our registration policies.

    • 13 Oct 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Legion Field - Cobourg Community Centre - 750 D’Arcy Street, Cobourg, ON, K9A 0G1
    • 7
    Register

    Ball field's require regular maintenance to keep them looking good and in a safe condition for public use. This program will teach you how to maintain every aspect of your ball field, from home plate to infield through practical hands-on experiences. 


    Through this workshop you will be learning and practicing:

    • Safety issues and best practices
    • Equipment requirements
    • Home plate maintenance
    • Mound maintenance
    • Edge and lip maintenance
    • Infield grooming


    This course is hands-on and will be conducted outdoors, so proper PPE is mandatory (appropriate outdoor work clothes, steel toed boots, gloves, safety glasses, ear protection etc...).

      DATE: October 13, 2021

      TIME: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

      LOCATION: Legion Field - Cobourg Community Centre - 750 D’Arcy Street, Cobourg, ON K9A 0G1

      COURSE COST
      OPA Member Price: $255.00
      Potential Member Price: $356.00

      *Please note that lunch will not be provided at this training. We encourage you to bring a bagged lunch and water bottle for this session.

      This course counts as 1 credit towards your Parks Practitioner Designation.

      Register above online. An invoice will be sent to you within 24hrs of registering. Payment can be made online through the invoice you will receive or via cheque (made payable to Ontario Parks Association).

      Click here to read our registration policies.

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