Chainsaw Safety

  • Course Location: SSM and on-site
    Class Size: 12 maximum
    Course Duration: 1 day (6-8 hours, depending on class size)
    Classroom and Practical
    $1,799 group rate

    Training outside of Winnipeg may be subject to higher pricing.

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     Course Description

    This course will teach the participant to recognize and control the hazards associated with operating a chainsaw. Chainsaw safety training is vital to persons performing these thigh risk tasks which may include working from heights and working near high voltage power lines.

    Chainsaw safety training is performed off-site and requires the client to provide materials (logs) that can be used for the practical portion of this training.

     Learning Outcomes

    • Understanding the components of the chainsaw

    • Transporting and fueling the chainsaw

    • Personal protective equipment (PPE) requirements

    • Safe operational use of the chainsaw

    • Avoiding the kickback hazard

    • Preventing chainsaw injuries

    • First aid for chainsaw injuries

    • Theory and practical – falling the tree techniques


    Manitoba Workplace Safety and Health Act

    Duty to inform workers

    16.3  An employer must ensure that a worker is:

    (a) Informed of any risks associated with a machine or tool used in the workplace; and

    (b) Provided with information, instruction and training in the safe use and operation of the machine or tool.