Forestry Common Core

Mandatory skills training for the forestry industry

Mandatory skills training in Ontario

Ontario law requires chainsaw operators (cutters) and operators of cable skidders and mechanical harvesting equipment to receive common core classroom training on health and safety principles and practices related to the equipment they have been hired to operate. The operators of these pieces of equipment must be registered for this training before they start work and they must complete the classroom training and associated on-site competency tests within one year of being registered. WSN provides training that meets the following legislated requirements:

For cutters and skidder operators:

Program # 7500000: Cutter-Skidder Operator 
Program # P750010: Cutter
 
Program # P750020: Skidder Operator

WSN course: 

For mechanical harvesting equipment operators:

Program # P750025: Mechanical Harvesting Equipment Operator – Common Core 
 
Program # P750035: Feller Buncher Operator 
 
Program # P750045: Cut to Length Processor Operator 
 
Program # P750055:.Grapple Skidder Operator 
 
Program # P750065: Forwarder/Transporter Operator
 
Program # P750075: Delimber Operator
 
Program # P750085: Slasher Operator 
 
Program # P750095: Chipper Operator

WSN course: 

 

For forestry workers and their supervisors engaged in a pit as part of a logging operation:

Program #600100:  Forestry Pit and Road Construction Equipment Operator Training Program
 
Program #600101: Supervisor Training
 
Program #600102: Hydraulic Excavator Operator
 
Program #600103: Bulldozer Operator 
 
Program #600104: Front End Loader Operator 
 
Program #600105: Haulage Truck Operator
 
Program #600106: Grader Operator 
 
Program #600107: Fuel Truck Operator
 
Program #600108: Service Truck Operator 

WSN course: 

 
 
For more detailed information on the above training and associated on-site competency texts, click on the links below. 

Cutter Skidder Operator Training Program

 
 
 

On-Site Orientations

 

Mechanical Harvesting Equipment Operator Training Program

 
 
 

On-Site Orientations

 
 
 
 
 
 

Forestry Pit and Road Construction Equipment Operator Training Program

 
 
 

On-Site Orientations