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Chainsaw Safety Awareness Training (One Day)

A Chainsaw is a powerful piece of equipment which can be very dangerous when not used properly. This workshop will introduce you to chainsaw safety and maintenance.

This course will cover:
  • Safety Regulations and PPE
  • Identify and inspect all chainsaw safety components
  • Manufactures inspection and adjustment of a chainsaw
  • Starting and stopping techniques
  • Safe handling of a chainsaw
  • Woodlot assessment and hazards
  • Bucking and Limbing
  • Technical cutting & small tree felling (under 5" DBH)
If you or your staff are dealing with trees that are smaller than 5" DBH and limbs on the ground this one day training is designed for you. 

This course is worth 1 credit towards your Parks Practitioner Designation

Please note the following PPE is required to attend this course: Class E Type 2 helmet, Hearing protection, Gloves, Eye protection, Safety boots, Full leg chaps or ballistic pants 

Upcoming events

    • 28 May 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • City of Hamilton ~ Joe Sam's Leisure Park ~ Operations Shop - 752 Centre Road Hamilton, ON L8N 2Z7
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    The Ministry of Labour requires that all parks professionals who use a chainsaw on the job must be trained in the safe operation of a chainsaw. This one day course is designed for those who will use a chainsaw for limbing, bucking and felling small trees (smaller than 5” dbh) and limbs that are on the ground. Course participants will be educated about chainsaw safety, maintenance, use and handling.

    The course will cover:
    • Chainsaw safety
    • Starting and stopping techniques
    • Chainsaw maintenance
    • PPE
    • Limbing and bucking
    • Technical cutting & small tree felling
    DATE: May 28, 2019
    TIME: 8:00am to 4:00pm

    Joe Sam's Leisure Park ~ Operations Shop (please see map below)
    752 Centre Road
    Hamilton, ON L8N 2Z7

    Outdoor Location: On Site



    • Class E Type 2 helmet
    • hearing protection
    • gloves
    • eye protection
    • safety boots
    • full leg chaps or ballistic pants

    Lunch is NOT provided at this location – please bring a lunch for this day.


    Register online, payment can be made via PayPal, a cheque (made payable to Ontario Parks Association) or by calling the OPA office with a credit card for processing. (905-864-6182, ext. 6710 or 6720).

Want to host this session? 
For this session we require an indoor classroom that can accommodate 10 people and has access to a projector and screen. We require an outdoor woodlot with trees and ask that 8-10 manageable logs which are 6-10 inches in diameter and 4-10 feet long be provided for the training to practice cutting techniques.

Please email training@ontarioparksassociation.ca to find out available hosting dates.
Instructed By:

 Bob Smith
For more information, please send an email, referencing the course title, to training@ontarioparksassociation.ca
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