Basic Chainsaw Operator Training
Intended for both new and experienced chainsaw operators, this two-day course provides participants with an understanding of their limits. This training does NOT qualify participants to fall trees. Basic chainsaw operator training aims to meet the minimum requirements of Part 115 (2)(e) of the Workers Compensation Act – Training, as well as OH&S Regulation 4.10 – Authorization and Competency and OH&S Regulation – Forestry Operations Training and Documentation. Basic chainsaw operator training will provide a record in a form and manner acceptable to WorkSafeBC. The competency-based training provided by a Council-qualified trainer is also acceptable to WorkSafeBC.
A certificate will be issued by the BC Forest Safety Council to individuals who successfully complete this training course.
What is the course schedule?
Day 1: Instructor-led classroom discussion with group and individual assignments; Review of relevant OH&S Regulations; and hands-on work covering essential saw maintenance, correct chain filing procedures and safe cutting techniques.
Day 2: Field work including review, identification of bucking hazards, discussion of binds and practice with cuts; Written exam; and the final field examination for operator competency.
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