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

Chainsaw Safety Awareness Refresher

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.

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 the following PPE is required to attend 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)

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

Upcoming events

No events available

Want to host this session? 
For this session we require an indoor class room that can accommodate 10 participants and has access to a projector with screen and an outdoor woodlot with trees that can be felled and used to practice cutting techniques. We ask the host facility to provide a Pole saw for the training to review cutting techniques.

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

Left to right: Ken Gillies and Bob Smith
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