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Chainsaw Safety Awareness Training (Two Day)

Instructed By:
   

Bob Smith


Thank you to our chainsaw sponsor:

 


The Department of Labour requires that all Parks Professionals who use chainsaws on the job be trained in the safe operation of this equipment. This two day seminar helps satisfy these requirements.

This session will cover:


  • Safety regulations and PPE
  • Identification and inspection of all chainsaw safety components
  • Inspection and adjustment of a chainsaw
  • Starting and stopping techniques
  • Safe handling of a chainsaw
  • Woodlot assessment and hazards
  • Felling techniques for trees with 5" DBH or larger
  • Bucking and limbing
  • Pole saw and cutting attachments

Chainsaws will be provided for you to use for the training. You are not required to bring a chainsaw with you.

This course is worth 2 credits towards your Parks Practitioner Designation

Please note the following PPE is required to attend this course: 

  • CSA Approved Type 1 or Type 2 Class C or E helmet (less than 5 years old)
  • Hearing protection (exceeds 85 decimals)
  • Gloves (comfortable fitting leather or composite)
  • Eye protection
  • Safety boots (Green Patch Safety approved with ankle protection - minimum height of 7 eyelets - safety shoes or Blundstones are not acceptable)
  • Full leg chaps or chainsaw pants with UL label that is visible (3000 feet per minute (FPM) or greater)
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 also require an outdoor woodlot that has vehicle access with trees that can be felled and used to practice cutting techniques (6 - 18 inches or 15cm - 45cm in diameter).  We ask the host facility to provide a Pole saw for the training to review and practice techniques.

Our instructors will need to bring equipment to the location of the practical site, please ensure that there is vehicle access to the location. Woodlots within a 5 minute drive are preferred. 
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 also require an outdoor woodlot with trees that can be used to practice cutting techniques. 

Please emailtraining@ontarioparksassociation.cato find out available hosting dates.
 
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 also require an outdoor woodlot with trees that can be used to practice cutting techniques. 

Please emailtraining@ontarioparksassociation.cato find out available hosting dates.
 

Here's what people say about this course: 

  • "It was a fantastic course and Bob Smith is a phenomenal instructor - it was definitely worth registering for!!"
  • "In regards to safety, after taking this course I learned that I was using the Chainsaw and polesaw unsafely ~ now I know what needs to corrected to keep me safe"
  • "The course was beyond my expectations"
  • "Loved the hands on stuff"
  • "This is one of the best courses I've taken - Bob Smith is an excellent instructor"
  • "All material taught can be applied to everyday use in the parks system"
  • "The instructor is very thorough and knows his stuff! I'll be taking this course again!"

Upcoming events

    • 21 Nov 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM (EST)
    • Moonstone
    • 1
    Register

    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

    PLEASE NOTE -  CHAINSAWS WILL NOT BE SUPPLIED FOR THIS TRAINING SESSION. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A CHAINSAW, PLEASE EMAIL TRAINING@ONTARIOPARKSASSOCIATION.CA

    DATE: Saturday November 21, 2020

    TIME: 8:00am to 4:00pm

    LOCATION: Moonstone

    COURSE COST:
    • OPA Members: $290.00
    • Potential Members: $374.00

    PLEASE NOTE - PARTICIPANTS MUST HAVE PROPER PPE IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS COURSE

    • CSA Approved Type 1 or Type 2 Class C or E helmet (less than 5 years old)
    • Hearing protection (exceeds 85 decimals)
    • Gloves (comfortable fitting leather or composite)
    • Eye protection
    • Safety boots (Green Patch Safety approved with ankle protection - minimum height of 7 eyelets - safety shoes or Blundstones are not acceptable)
    • Full leg chaps or chainsaw pants with UL label that is visible (3000 feet per minute (FPM) or greater)


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

     

    Register online and we will send an invoice to you, payment can be made via credit card once the invoice has been sent to your email, 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).

    PLEASE NOTE - DUE TO COVID-19, THE THEORY PORTION OF THIS COURSE WILL BE DELIVERED ONLINE. MATERIALS AND A BRIEF QUIZ WILL BE SENT TO YOU NOV 13 2020. YOU MUST REVIEW THE MATERIAL AND PASS THE QUIZ BEFORE ATTENDING PRACTICAL.

For more information on hosting or attending, please send an email referencing the course title to training@ontarioparksassociation.ca
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