Chainsaw Operations & Safe Practices

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Curriculum Breakdown – 1 Day 

The course composition has been designed to provide attendees with 4 hours of theoretical knowledge and 4 hours of practical training necessary to safely maintain and operate a chainsaw in accordance with WorkSafe BC standards.


Personal Protective Equipment

∎ What you must and should have to operate a chain saw


Tools and Maintenance

∎ Necessary tools and regular maintenance of the chainsaw


The Chainsaw

∎ Parts                                ∎ Carrying/Walking

∎ Holding                           ∎  Moving with Saw On

∎ Working Position          ∎  Working Zone


Worksite Assessment

∎ What to look for and why


Kick Backs

∎ How it happens             ∎ How to prevent it


Working Site Examples and how to tackle them

∎ Pile of Logs                    ∎ Sloped Terrain

∎ Slashing                         ∎ Uprooted Trees


Log Binds

∎ Top Bind and Bottom Bind

– Smaller Log Cutting Technique

– Larger Log Cutting Technique


Bucking

∎ Large Logs On Ground

∎ Small Logs On Ground


End Pressure

∎ How to tackle logs on a hillside


Uprooted trees

∎ What should you be aware of


Hung up trees

∎ What to expect

∎ Techniques for the novice

 

Cost $255.00

 

Note: We recommend the attendees bring their own personal protective equipment, their regularly used chainsaws, and a pair of protective chainsaw chaps, if possible.