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Chainsaw Safety Awareness Refresher

Instructed By:

Bob Smith



Thank you to our chainsaw sponsor:

 

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


The course will cover:


  • PPE & legislative requirements 
  • Chainsaw maintenance and sharpening techniques 
  • Safe chainsaw starting and handling practices 
  • Field practices (felling [notching and back cutting], bucking techniques and tools)


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)
Prerequisite: Successful completion of the Two Day Chainsaw Safety Training course.


This session is worth 1 credit towards your Parks Practitioner Designation

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.

Here's what people say about this course: 

  • "I had such a great time I wish it was longer!"
  • "I am glad we did the refresher training to correct the bad habits I had picked up"
  • "Wish we could of had an extra day - it was great!"
  • "Good to know that the instructor keeps himself up to date on what he is teaching and applies current up to date knowledge in his practices too!"

Upcoming events

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