Safe Chainsaw Handling training for snowmobile club volunteers and members

Monday, November 06, 2017

Designed for trail maintenance volunteers and snowmobile club members

Safe Chainsaw Handling for snowmobile club volunteers and members - please download, print, and share information sheet

It’s critical your trail maintenance volunteers and snowmobile club members understand the principles of safe chainsaw operation – from proper chainsaw starting procedures and cutting techniques, to using appropriate personal protective equipment.

Chainsaw training: Safe Chainsaw Handling
Safe Chainsaw Handling is half-day course that explains the principles of safe chainsaw operation, and covers specific safety issues such as:

  • Parts and safety features of the chainsaw
  • Proper chainsaw starting procedures
  • Proper grip, stance and cutting technique
  • Danger zone rule 
  • Dealing with compression and tension wood
  • How to deal with hung-up trees
  • Working near power lines
  • Preventing kickback

The course is $86.00 per person. For groups large than eight participants, please inform your local WSN Health and Safety Specialist to receive a special group rate.  

To arrange training for your club members and volunteers, please contact the Workplace Safety North health and safety specialist in your area.

Also available from Workplace Safety North

  • Chainsaw Sharpening and Maintenance Training
  • Felling and Limbing Training
  • Hands-on Field Practice
  • Safe Travel Near Industrial Roads

About Workplace Safety North
Your local health and safety partner 

An independent not-for-profit, Workplace Safety North is one of four health and safety associations in Ontario, and the only one located in the north. WSN provides Ministry-approved workplace health and safety services for mining and forest products sectors, as well as businesses and communities across northern Ontario. With health and safety specialists located across the province, WSN and its legacy organizations have been helping make Ontario communities safer for more than 100 years. As a leading provider of health and safety services, businesses and communities call upon WSN for expert advice and training. For more information, visit


Safe Travel Near Industrial Roads course for snowmobile club members and volunteers - Public safety course designed to prevent snowmobile-truck collisions on busy Ontario logging roads