Basic Chainsaw Operator Training

This course educates participants in the safe work and 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 a certificate of completion upon successfully finishing the course.

Learning Outcomes

After completing this training, you should be able to:

Duration & Delivery
Two days with both in-field and classroom instruction.

Cost, Dates & Location, Additional Information
Sessions are arranged on request through BCFSC-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 trainer accepting enrollments:

Steve Telosky (250) 287-0458

Email or phone Steve to discuss course content, or participating in a course.

For other inquiries, email or call toll free 1-877-741-1060, Monday to Friday, 8 am – 5 pm PT.

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