Safe Chainsaw Use in Forestry Mills

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The four-hour combined classroom and optional on-site training session is designed to assist workers in sawmill or veneer operations in the safe care, control and operation of a chainsaw in the unique circumstances of these industries. Using the knowledge, practices and techniques developed in the WSN Professional Chainsaw Operation certification course, this much-abbreviated course will ensure that workers have the basic knowledge to carry out safe chainsaw use in cutting logs and lumber in obstruction or jam-up situations.

Following successful completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the main components/features of a chainsaw, chainsaw safety features, related equipment and accessories
  • Recognize and describe chainsaw equipment standards for safe and efficient operation
  • Describe methods for safe chainsaw operation in dealing with log or wood jam-ups
  • Describe methods for cutting wood under tension/compression, boring and wedging, and kickback avoidance
Intended Audience: 
The course is designed for workers and supervisors in sawmill, veneer and other board industries who employ gas-operated or electric chainsaws for clearing jam-ups, trimming and other non-felling or limbing applications.


0.5 day
Material(s) included with this course: 
Safe Chainsaw Handling pocket book, Chainsaw Sharpening & Maintenance pocket book, and How to Prevent Kickback pocket book.
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.