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Chainsaw Safety Awareness Training (Two Day)

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


The 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
  • Felling techniques for trees with 5" DBH or larger
  • Bucking and Limbing
  • Pole saw and cutting attachments

This course is worth 2 credits 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

    • 01 Apr 2019
    • 7:30 AM
    • 02 Apr 2019
    • 3:30 PM
    • City of Woodstock~ Cowan Park - 895 Ridgewood Drive, Woodstock, ON N4T 0A6
    • 4
    Register

    CHAINSAW SAFETY AWARENESS TRAINING -TWO DAY 


    The Department of Labour requires that all Parks Professionals who use chainsaws on the job be trained in their safe operation.

     

    This two (2) day seminar helps satisfy these requirements.

     

    The course will cover:


    • Safety Regulations and PPE
    • Identify and inspect 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 greater then 5" dbh
    • Bucking and Limbing
    • Pole saw and cutting attachments
    • Competence test

    **PLEASE NOTE**

    PARTICIPANTS MUST HAVE PROPER PPE IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS COURSE

    • Class E Type 2 helmet
    • Hearing protection
    • Gloves
    • Eye protection
    • Safety boots
    • Full leg chaps or ballistic pants


    Date:

    April 1 & 2, 2019


    Time:

    7:30am to 3:30pm


    In-Class Location:

    Cowan Park
    895 Ridgewood Drive
    Woodstock, ON N4T 0A6

    Outdoor Location (6 minute drive):  Lion’s Trail entrance ~ 51 Bexley Street, Woodstock, ON N4S 5X7

    Lunch is NOT provided at this location – please bring a lunch, snacks and drinks (water etc..) both days. 

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

    • 06 May 2019
    • 7:30 AM
    • 07 May 2019
    • 3:30 PM
    • Whitewater Region Municipal Office - Community Hall - 44 Main Street, Cobden, ON K0J 1K0
    • 2
    Register

    CHAINSAW SAFETY AWARENESS TRAINING -TWO DAY 


    The Department of Labour requires that all Parks Professionals who use chainsaws on the job be trained in their safe operation.

     

    This two (2) day seminar helps satisfy these requirements.

     

    The course will cover:


    • Safety Regulations and PPE
    • Identify and inspect 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 greater then 5" dbh
    • Bucking and Limbing
    • Pole saw and cutting attachments
    • Competence test

    **PLEASE NOTE**

    PARTICIPANTS MUST HAVE PROPER PPE IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS COURSE

    • Class E Type 2 helmet
    • Hearing protection
    • Gloves
    • Eye protection
    • Safety boots
    • Full leg chaps or ballistic pants


    Date:

    May 6 & 7, 2019


    Time:

    7:30am to 3:30pm


    In-Class Location:

    Whitewater Region Municipal Office - Community Hall
    44 Main Street
    Cobden, ON K0J 1K0

    Outdoor Location: TBD

    Lunch is NOT provided at this location – please bring a lunch, snacks and drinks (water etc..) both days. 

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

    • 03 Jun 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • 04 Jun 2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • City of Hamilton ~Joe Sam's Leisure Park ~ Operations Shop - 752 Centre Road, Hamilton, ON L8N 2Z7
    • 5
    Register

    CHAINSAW SAFETY AWARENESS TRAINING -TWO DAY 


    The Department of Labour requires that all Parks Professionals who use chainsaws on the job be trained in their safe operation.

     

    This two (2) day seminar helps satisfy these requirements.

     

    The course will cover:


    • Safety Regulations and PPE
    • Identify and inspect 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 greater then 5" dbh
    • Bucking and Limbing
    • Pole saw and cutting attachments
    • Competence test

    **PLEASE NOTE**

    PARTICIPANTS MUST HAVE PROPER PPE IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS COURSE

    • Class E Type 2 helmet
    • Hearing protection
    • Gloves
    • Eye protection
    • Safety boots
    • Full leg chaps or ballistic pants


    Date:

    June 3 & 4, 2019


    Time:

    8:00am to 4:00pm


    In-Class Location:

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

    Outdoor Location: On site


    Lunch is NOT provided at this location – please bring a lunch, snacks and drinks (water etc..) both days. 

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

    • 05 Jun 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • City of Hamilton ~ Joe Sam's Leisure Park ~ Operations Shop - 752 Centre Road Hamilton, ON L8N 2Z7
    • 2
    Register

    REFRESHER CHAINSAW SAFETY AWARENESS TRAINING


    OPA requires Chainsaw Card Holders to refresh their knowledge of safe saw techniques every three 3 years. This one (1) day refresher seminar helps satisfy these requirements.


      NOTE: Only those who have attended the Two (2) Day OPA Chainsaw Safety Awareness Training course at least three years prior are eligible for this course. Once registered the OPA office will validate your eligibility to attend this training and we will then send an invoice for payment.

      Prerequisite: Successful completion of the OPA Two Day Parks Oriented Chainsaw Safety Training course.

      The course will cover:

      • PPE & Legislative Requirements 
      • Chainsaw Maintenance & Sharpening Techniques 
      • Safe Chainsaw Starting & Handling Practices 
      • Field Practices (Felling [Notching & Back Cutting], Bucking Techniques & Tools)

      DATE: June 5, 2019
      TIME: 8am -4pm
      LOCATION:
      Joe Sam's Leisure Park ~ Operations Shop (please see map below)
      752 Centre Road
      Hamilton, ON L8N 2Z7

      Outdoor Location: On site



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

        • Class E Type 2 helmet
        • Hearing protection
        • Gloves
        • Eye protection
        • Safety Boots
        • Full leg chaps or ballistic pants

        Register online and pay by sending in a cheque (made payable to Ontario Parks Association) to 102-8250 Lawson Road, Milton, ON L9T 5C6, or call into the office with a credit card for processing


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

        • 19 Jun 2019
        • 8:00 AM
        • 20 Jun 2019
        • 4:00 PM
        • City of Belleville ~Parks Maintenance Building ~ Riverside Park 259 North Park Street Belleville, ON K8P 2Z2
        • 0
        Join waitlist

        CHAINSAW SAFETY AWARENESS TRAINING -TWO DAY 

        TRAINING SESSION IS SOLD OUT


        The Department of Labour requires that all Parks Professionals who use chainsaws on the job be trained in their safe operation.

         

        This two (2) day seminar helps satisfy these requirements.

         

        The course will cover:


        • Safety Regulations and PPE
        • Identify and inspect 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 greater then 5" dbh
        • Bucking and Limbing
        • Pole saw and cutting attachments
        • Competence test

        **PLEASE NOTE**

        PARTICIPANTS MUST HAVE PROPER PPE IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS COURSE

        • Class E Type 2 helmet
        • Hearing protection
        • Gloves
        • Eye protection
        • Safety boots
        • Full leg chaps or ballistic pants


        Date:

        June 19 & 20, 2019


        Time:

        8:00am to 4:00pm


        In-Class Location:

        Parks Maintenance Building ~ Riverside Park 
        259 North Park Street
        Belleville, ON K8P 2Z2

        Outdoor Location: On site

        Lunch is NOT provided at this location – please bring a lunch, snacks and drinks (water etc..) both days. 

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


      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. 

      Please email training@ontarioparksassociation.ca to 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.
       
      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.
       
      Instructed By:

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