Chainsaw Courses Overview

A chainsaw is a portable, mechanical saw used in activities such as tree felling, limbing, bucking, pruning and the removal of branches and foliage. Despite safety features and protective clothing, injuries can still arise from chainsaw use, from the large forces involved in the work, from the fast moving sharp chain, or the vibration and noise of the machinery.

Chainsaw training is designed to provide working technical knowledge and skills to safely operate the equipment.

The following courses are designed and offered to provide the necessary knowledge and skills for operators :

CHAINSAW SAFETY, MAINTENANCE AND SHARPENING

Open to the general public, this two hour session gives the chainsaw user an appreciation of the safety features and an awareness of the risks and dangers associated with a chainsaw. The session also includes maintenance and sharpening.

A certified instructor gives the course.

Fee is $25.00 for non-members of OWA

CHAINSAW OPERATION

This 3 hour course provides hands-on experience in the safe and efficient use of a chainsaw. You will practice safe procedures and proper techniques.

Participants must have completed the chainsaw safety course and be current members of the Ontario Woodlot Association.

Fee : $50.00

USING THE CHAINSAW FOR FIREWOOD

This is a one day chainsaw course to provide “hands on” experience in handling firewood. The course will be given by a certified instructor and will cover topics such as tree selection, felling, trimming, bucking logs and splitting. Participants must have taken the Safety and Maintenance course and be current members of OWA.

A certified instructor gives the course.

Fee is $125.00.

CERTIFIED CHAINSAW OPERATOR COURSE

This 2 day course provides Professional Certification for those persons interested in working in the forestry sector. It is also available for those wishing to gain hands on experience in the woodlot. Participants must have taken the Safety and Maintenance course and be current members of OWA.

A certified instructor gives the course.

Fee is $200.00