Chainsaw Training: Safe Chainsaw Handling

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Safe Chainsaw Handling is the second of four modules that comprise the mandatory Introduction to Professional Chainsaw Operation training program. The purpose of the module is to explain the principles of safe chainsaw operation, from using appropriate personal protective equipment to proper starting and positioning techniques while operating a chainsaw.
The module covers specific safety issues such as:
  • Common injuries
  • Legal Requirements
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Fuel and oil, and daily inspections
  • Starting a chainsaw
  • Warm-up tests
  • Carrying chainsaws
  • Grip and stance
  • Positioning for vertical, horizontal or angle cuts
  • Saw chain push and pull
  • Compression and tension
  • The danger zone
  • Teamwork
Intended Audience: 
The course is intended for new workers or current cutters in logging operations and non-logging operations utilizing chainsaws. Individual elements, modules and adapted areas of the training and curriculum are also useful for safe chainsaw operation training of operators not employed in logging.


0.5 day
Material(s) included with this course: 
Equipment needed: 
Currently there are no sessions scheduled for this course. Please contact one of our Customer Care Representatives or call 1-888-730-7821 to inquire about future course openings or to be placed on a wait list for this course.