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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 course 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

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

    • 20 May 2021
    • 6:30 AM - 2:30 PM (EDT)
    • Coronation Yard ~ 711 Lake Shore Blvd W, Toronto, ON M5V 3T7
    • 2

    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.


    PLEASE 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)


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

    • Class E Type 2 helmet (within 5 years old)
    • Hearing protection (exceeds 85 decimals)
    • Gloves (comfortable fitting leather or composite)
    • Eye protection
    • Safety Boots (Green Patch Safety approved with a minimum height of 7 eyelets)
    • Full leg chaps or Chainsaw Pants with UL label that is visible (3000 feet per minute (FPM) or greater)
    • Masks to protect against the spread of COVID-19
    • Chainsaws


    Please note lunch will not be provided at this training. We recommend you bring a bagged lunch and reusable water bottle with you for the day.


    DATE: April 1, 2021

    TIME: 6:30 AM to 2:30 PM

    LOCATION: Coronation Yard ~ 711 Lake Shore Blvd W, Toronto, ON M5V 3T7 


    COURSE COST

    OPA Member: $290.00

    OPA Potential Member: $374.00


    Register above online. An invoice will be sent to you within 24hrs of registering. Payment can be made online through the invoice you will receive or via cheque (made payable to Ontario Parks Association).


    Click here to read our registration policies.

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