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: 

Introduction to Professional Chainsaw Operation: Common Core (aussi disponible en français)

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: 

Mechanical Harvesting-Forestry Pit and Road Construction Equipment Operator Common Core (online)
(aussi disponible en français)

Mechanical Harvesting-Forestry Pit and Road Construction Equipment Operator Common Core (classroom)
(aussi disponible en français

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: 

Mechanical Harvesting-Forestry Pit & Road Construction Equipment Operator Common Core (online) 
(aussi disponible en français)

Mechanical Harvesting-Forestry Pit & Road Construction Equipment Operator Common Core (classroom) 
(aussi disponible en français

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

Cutter Skidder Operator Training Program

Legislation - Cutter Skidder Operator Training Program

Program Guidelines - Cutter Skidder Operator Training Program

Certification Summary - Cutter Skidder Operator Training Program

Questions and Answers - Cutter Skidder Operator Training Program

On-Site Orientations

Cutter On-Site Orientation

Skidder On-Site Orientation

Mechanical Harvesting Equipment Operator Training Program

Legislation - Mechanical Harvesting Equipment Operator Training program

Program Guidelines - Mechanical Harvesting Equipment Operator Training program

Certification Summary - Mechanical Harvesting Equipment Operator Training program

Questions and Answers - Mechanical Harvesting Equipment Operator Training program

On-Site Orientations

Chipper On-Site Orientation

Slasher On-Site Orientation

Cut-to-Length Orientation

Delimber Orientation

Fellerbuncher Orientation

Forwarded Transporter Orientation

Grapple Skidder Orientation 

Forestry Pit and Road Construction Equipment Operator Training Program

Legislation - Forestry Pit and Road Construction Equipment Operator Training Program

Program Guidelines - Forestry Pit and Road Construction Equipment Operator Training Program

Certification Summary - Forestry Pit and Road Construction Equipment Operator Training Program

Questions and Answers - Forestry Pit and Road Construction Equipment Operator Training Program

On-Site Orientations

Bulldozer On-Site Orientation

Front-end Loader On-Site Orientation

Fuel Truck On-Site Orientation

Grader On-Site Orientation

Haulage Truck On-Site Orientation

Hydraulic Excavator On-Site Orientation

Service Truck On-Site Orientation