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

Training 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
 

Training 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 

Training 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