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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, Hearing protection, Gloves, Eye protection, Safety boots, Full leg chaps or ballistic pants 

Prerequisite:

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

Upcoming events

    • 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
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    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

      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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