Chainsaw Operations & Safe Practices

Curriculum Breakdown – 8 hours

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.

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


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


  • 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 per person

Upcoming Course Dates

One Day Course

Date: Wednesday April 3, 2019

Time: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Registration Close Date: March 27, 2019

Call 604-575-8727 to register!