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Tower Operator Training and Assessment

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The following training courses and assessment checklist have been developed specifically for Tower Operators.

There are two options for training:

1. Free online training. Click on the link below to access the Learning Centre. If you don’t already have a username and password, click on the Create New Account button on the Learning Centre log in screen to self register.

Online Training

2. Choose to Download the Learning Resources below. By choosing this option, the training will not be tracked and a certificate will not be issued.


Other Training – Ensure every new worker has a basic understanding of forestry work and worksite safety with Basic Forest Worker Training or elevate knowledge with optional General Forestry Courses like Chainsaw Operation or Resource Road Training.


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  • Tower Operator Assessment

    Use this fillable pdf form to assess the knowledge and skills of tower operators.

  • 1013 - Basic Rigging

    This course will allow you to demonstrate knowledge of:
    - Rigging terminology
    - Rigging components
    - Basic rigging math
    - Use, storage, maintenance, and removal of rigging
    - Basic rigging practices

  • 1014 - Advanced Rigging

    This course will allow you to demonstrate knowledge of:
    - Line work
    - Guyline placement
    - Tail hold
    - Basic splicing
    - Deflection
    - Advanced rigging practices for Tower
    - Advanced rigging practices for Grapple Yarder

  • 1017 - Describe and Operate Tower

    This course will allow you to demonstrate knowledge of:
    -Pre and post-operation inspection and maintenance of a tower
    - The operation of a tower
    - The tower operator’s responsibility in regard to safety

  • 1018 - Set Up and Take Down Tower

    This course will allow you to demonstrate knowledge of:
    - Maintaining the tower
    - Planning the landing
    - Setting up the guylines
    - Raising the tower
    - Communicating with crew

  • 1020 - Moving the Tower

    This course will allow you to demonstrate knowledge of:
    - Route planning
    - Risk assessment
    - On and off the low bed
    - Equipment inspection
    - Communication with crew

  • 1027 - Describe Hazards and Vehicle Dynamics Related to Operating Light Trucks

    This course will allow you to demonstrate knowledge of:
    - Hazards and distractions
    - Vehicle dynamics and design
    - Implications of vehicle weight

  • 1028 - Describe and Operate Chainsaw

    This course will allow you to demonstrate knowledge of:
    - Chainsaw components and safety features
    - Chainsaw inspection and maintenance procedures
    - Safe handling and transport of the chainsaw
    - Basic chainsaw operation and ergonomics
    - Hazards related to chainsaw use
    - Basic bucking
    - Limbing and taping