Chainsaw Training: Safe Chainsaw Handling

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Safe Chainsaw Handling is the second of four modules that comprise the mandatory Introduction to Professional Chainsaw Operation training program. The purpose of the module is to explain the principles of safe chainsaw operation, from selecting the right chainsaw for the job to using appropriate personal protective equipment while operating it.

The module covers specific safety issues such as:

  • The danger zone rule
  • Working near power lines
  • Proper chainsaw starting procedures
  • Proper grip, stance and cutting techniques
  • Dealing with compression in the wood
  • Kickback prevention
Intended Audience: 
The course is intended for new workers or current cutters in logging operations. Individual elements, modules and adapted areas of the training and curriculum are also useful for safe chainsaw operation training of operators not employed in logging.


0.5 day
Material(s) included with this course: 
Equipment needed: 
Currently there are no sessions scheduled for this course. Please contact one of our Customer Care Representatives or call 1-888-730-7821 to inquire about future course openings or to be placed on a wait list for this course.