Basic Chainsaw Operator Training

This course educates participants in the safe work procedures and saw handling principles necessary to safely operate a chainsaw.  While developed for the forest industry, the course is open to anyone.  This basic training does NOT qualify participants to produce bucking cuts on steep terrain nor to fall trees, where more advanced skills training is required. 

This course is available in English only. Participants will receive a wallet card and certificate of completion after successfully finishing the course.

Learning Outcomes

After completing this training, you should be able to:

Duration & Delivery
Two days, primarily in-field with some classroom instruction.

Cost, Dates & Location, Additional Information
Courses are not formally scheduled by the BC Forest Safety Council. Sessions are arranged on request through Council-authorized trainers, who set rates based on class size and location. Trainers will advise of what to bring to the course.

Currently there is one active trainer - Steve Telosky.  Email or phone Steve to discuss course content, or participating in a course: (250) 287-0458   stelosky@hotmail.com

Questions?
Requests for group sessions (based on maximum of 8 participants per 2-day session) can also be directed to the Council as well. For general inquiries, email training@bcforestsafe.org or call toll free 1-877-741-1060, Monday to Friday, 8 am – 5 pm PT.

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